• 02 4365 119202 4365 1192
  • 310 The Entrance Road,
    Erina NSW 2250
  • 7.00am – 6.00pm
    50 Weeks per year
  • 0 to 2 Years:  $  103.00
    2 to 3 Years:  $ 94.00
    3 to 5 Years:  $  94.00
  • Morning Tea and Afternoon Tea (including breads, seasonal fruit and vegetables). Nappies, Suncream, Milk and a hat upon enrolment.


Welcome to The Beach Early Learning Centre Erina.

The Beach Erina

Finding a new early childhood service for your child can be a daunting task. At The Beach Early Learning Centre Erina our aim is to provide a secure and happy environment where children can develop their intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and aesthetic skills to become competent and confident individuals, and for you as a parent/guardian to feel safe knowing that your child is receiving the best possible care.

We cater for children 0 to 6 years in age appropriate room configurations.

At our centre our age groupings are:

Sea Star Nursery for 0-2 Year Olds

erina-sea-starIn the Sea Star Nursery we place great emphasis on
meeting your child’s individual routine (sleep times, meal times etc.) to allow for a smooth transition between home and Sea Star Nursery.

Our Sea Star Nursery caters for 10 of children from 6 weeks to 2 years of age.
Through nurturing and developing secure attachments with your child we encourage them to grow and learn.

Babies are like little scientists investigating and experimenting through their senses of touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing.

Pipi Room for 2-3 Year Olds

erina-pipiThe Pipi Room  Educators program developmental experiences for your child according to their level of skill and based on their interest. We follow your child’s lead and aim to increase your child’s skills and abilities in preparation for transition to the Cowrie Room room.

Pipi Room  caters for your child’s growing independence during their toddler year.

Our Pipi Room caters for 16 of children from 2 years  to 3 years of age.

The Beach Erina’s toddler room builds the foundations and prepares your child for the transition up to the Cowrie Room preschool room.

Cowrie Room for 3-4 Year Olds

erina-cow-starThe Cowrie Room caters for your child’s growing knowledge and capabilities during their Preschool  years.

Our Cowrie Room caters for 20 of children from 3 years  to 4 years of age.

As children move towards 3 years of age their language and social skills increase dramatically. A child’s preschool years are an intense time of learning and consolidation capitalizing on their existing trust bonds  with the centre Educators

During their time in the Cowrie Room Educators to determine their developmental needs and capitalise on this year before their Transition to School year.

Sea Turtle Room for 4-5 Years Olds

erina-sea-turtleThe Sea Turtle Room caters for your child’s growing knowledge and capabilities during their Preschool  years.

Our Sea Turtle Room caters for 20 of children from 4 years  to 5 years of age.

A child’s preschool years are an intense time of learning and consolidation, capitalising on their existing trust bonds  with the centre Educators ahead of commencing  formal schooling.

Transitioning to ‘big school’ is an important time in your child’s life – and yours. We focus on making this transition as smooth as possible, and giving your child important skills to help them enter school with confidence. We also aim to inspire a lifelong love of learning in your child.

At this time of your child’s life, he or she is busy exploring new friendships, learning to make decisions, and becoming more aware of his or her own unique talents and abilities. For this reason, their kindergarten – preschool experience will lay an important foundation for their future. Providing a stimulating and nurturing environment is vitally important.

Our Philosophy

Erina outdoor environmentThe Beach Early Learning Centre Erina is a richly stimulating, innovative and caring environment which fosters a child’s natural curiosity and thirst for knowledge. The environment and program draws from the very best early childhood teaching practices with emphasis on the Early Years Learning Framework. It offers a purposeful experience that establishes in each child a love of learning and a strong sense of self.  Reflective planning allows the opportunity for both intentional teaching and spontaneous play ensuring that children are successful, competent and capable learners who have a clear understanding and connection to their sense of self, the community and the world around them.

We act as an extension of home and provide an environment where children feel loved, accepted and secure, as well as being a place where children are encouraged to achieve their best socially, emotionally and academically. We have a moral and social obligation to the children, their families and the greater community to provide the children with a core foundation that will support them through life to become active members of the community.

Erina roomWe view the child’s time spent at our centre as an apprenticeship in humanity where differences are embraced and acceptance of others is always encouraged as the best choice. Offering support to challenge and succeed within routines and daily experiences, critical reflection and careful planning will allow each child’s interests to be responded to and scaffolds their learning.

It is our belief that when our children, educators and families intertwine, it creates the unmistakable essence that is uniquely recognised as that of The Beach Early Learning Erina.

Our team of educators and staff are committed to providing children and families with a coordinated approach to a warm, nurturing and engaging environment that celebrates diversity and the right of every child to have access to high quality care regardless of their individual needs.

We understand the important role our Centre plays in nurturing and educating the children in our care and through our staff developing loving relationships based on trust and security.

An emphasis is placed on children and families receiving greater individual attention through goal setting, child progress records and family involvement in centre planning and events.

All educators at our service are trained and experienced in areas of early education and care. Due to our high standard and commitment of our educators, we are able to provide specific developmental and educational curricula for each group of children.

We will use the relationships children have with their families and communities to build the curriculum, working in partnership with parents, to ensure each child’s knowledge, ideas, culture, abilities and interests are the foundation of our programs.

Get to know our Centre Director

Noni Richards

The Beach Early Learning Centre Erina Director

erina-directorAs an educator I have a strong belief that children flourish when surrounded in environments which incorporate a wide range of aspects. I feel that children’s learning should be a tight nit partnership between, families, educators and ‘the world around them’. With this as a base, children can have a smooth transition from home to care, big school and also into the wider community.

I believe that children’s learning is widespread throughout daily life as they learn a great deal through play, interactions and observing others and their world. Children need love, care and nurturing along with structure, routine, encouragement and boundaries to blossom, build confidence and independence. All children are unique with different interests, backgrounds, culture and development which need to be brought together to nurture the whole child giving opportunity to grow, develop and learn.

Maintaining a positive, inviting and fun environment for all children is paramount to nurturing our little people, assisting them to reach their potential. Guiding children and offering goals that are reachable yet challenging allow children to show pride and have a positive self-esteem thus giving them confidence in everyday life.

I am confident that if children have a balance this gives them the guidelines to form their understanding of the world.

Tell us about yourself, your interests outside of work?

When I’m not working there are many things I like to do. I enjoy being crafty and spending time with friends. I love being active and outdoors. Often the warmer months include kayaking and camping.

What inspires you?

Nature inspires me as I find it magical, when taking the time to observe the world around us it is truly amazing what it has to offer!

Tell us about the service you offer at The Beach Early Learning Centre Erina.

At The Beach Early Learning Erina we offer 4 age specific rooms with up to 3 teachers a day. The rooms are split into the following age ranges; Sea Star Nursery 6 weeks – 2 years, Pipi Room 2 years – 3 years, Cowrie Room 3 years – 4 years and our Sea Turtle Room 4 years+. All our Educators hold a minimum Diploma qualification or are working towards completing their Diploma studies. With a combination of qualified staff and age specific rooms our play based curriculum evolves from children’s interests and the outside world giving children the skills needed for the next stages of life. Although school readiness is learnt through most play based activities we include a letter of the week and special time during the day for our Sea Turtles to focus on skills that will assist them in the next stages of their life.

We provide nappies and a healthy morning and afternoon tea. Healthy lunch boxes are encouraged for all ages at the centre and Educators discuss ‘healthy’ foods and ‘sometimes’ foods with the children at meal times.

What do you think is the most important aspects of education and role modelling for the children in your care?

I think that educators need to learn alongside children and encourage all areas of play, interactions and education to assist children to become confident within themselves and their environment. I believe children need to be shown the skills needed for interactions and conflict resolution, much of which comes from observing the influential people around them.

Why do you think you meet the needs of the families in your community?

At The Beach Early Learning Centre Erina we always welcome feedback and suggestions from our families and the wider community. All feedback is taken on board and appropriate changes implemented to better suit our community needs. We include areas of the community in our programming for children to assist them to create an accurate knowledge of the world around them.

Explain in one sentence what it is like to spend a day in the shoes of a leader in the early childhood profession?

A day in the shoes of a leader in the early childhood profession can consist of many things. A few words at the top of my list to explain a typical day include; fun, busy, variety, smiles, rewarding, challenges, beautiful, creative, new experiences.

What makes childcare such a passion for you?

I love the fact that everyday is something new, everyday I’m provided with something that makes me smile and laugh. The innocence children have, we can all learn a lot from them.

Learning environments

Erina indoor environmentIndoor and outdoor play based experiences are an integral part of our program. Play is essential to all children’s development as moments will arise when they discover something that interests them and these become ‘teachable moments’.

Staff plan a diverse range of experiences to create opportunities for both structured and spontaneous play focused on the physical, emotional/social, sensory and cognitive developmental areas of each child.

Children learn through their own experiences using trial and error, repetition, imitation and identification. Staff use interactive strategies to support children’s growth and learning. We advocate children learning best through play – direct play, hands on experiences to discover the environment around them by exploring and playing.

Each room will follow varying, developmentally appropriate routines. A simple, flexible daily routine would apply to our infant and toddler age groups then slightly shifting to a flexible yet predictable daily routine for preschool age group/s. Our school readiness program continues to emphasise play based learning however, additionally offers structured learning times to focus on number concepts, perceptual skills and pre-writing skills such as tracing, completing patterns and reproducing patterns. The goal is to develop a foundation for basic math, reading and writing skills.

Routines and programs are displayed in each room for you to peruse and we invite you to contribute and make suggestions to your child’s Educators. Parents and Guardians are invited to discuss the activities, experiences and subsequent developmental outcomes achieved that are integrated within our programs.


Welcome To The Beach Early Learning Centre Erina

Our philosophy, our teams, our vision and our resources provide your child with the best possible start in life.

Noni Richards