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Young girl climbing play equipment

Welcome to

University Preschool and
Child Care Centre

We are a community-based, not-for-profit child care centre located on The Australian National University (ANU) campus in Canberra, Australia.

About us

Nestled beside the shores of Lake Burley Griffin our children have the opportunity to marvel and connect with the natural world every day. 


We aim to provide an enjoyable, inclusive, safe, stimulating and caring, learning environment for our community that embraces our Australian culture and heritage and nurtures each individual’s sense of belonging, being and becoming.

We are rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard for Education and Care.



Supporting our youngest children to discover themselves and the world around them in a caring and nurturing environment.


Encouraging and extending curious minds through play-based exploration and experimentation.


Fostering an environment of growth and development where students learn physical, social, emotional and communication skills through a range of inquiry-based activities.

“We couldn't have asked for a better experience for us and our son when starting daycare. We're so grateful for how fantastic the educators have been. It means so much to us to have so much warmth, love, and care around him. "

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