Early Education Centre

After years of extensive planning the Cheltenham Early Education Centre is open!

Located at 179 Beecroft Road, Cheltenham, the architecturally designed, purpose-built centre leverages from the beautifully restored former Congregational Church with its original features such as stained-glass windows, timber ceilings and brick archways, that flow naturally through to the new modern facilities and playground designed to highlight and protect the established trees that shade and frame our outdoor learning environment.

Our Early Learning Community has two small learning groups (for children aged 6 weeks to 2.5 years) with high educator/child ratios to ensure individual care and learning. Our Preschool Community (located in the beautifully restored heritage church) provides a preschool program with high educator/child ratios for two learning groups aged 2.5 to 6 years.

Our caring educators place an emphasis on developing positive and trusting relationships with the children and their families and encourage family feedback and participation continually in our programs. We would like to invite you to visit Cheltenham Early Education Centre to see and experience the difference.



179 Beecroft Road, Cheltenham
Phone: 02 9131 8111

Safe & secure environment

Cheltenham Early Education Centre has strict policies and safety checks to ensure our environments are safe, secure and well maintained at all times. CEEC environments are designed for optimal safety and supervision of children and have a security access system permitting only authorised people to enter.



To make life as easy as possible for busy families, our centre provides as much as possible of your child’s daily needs including: nappies, meals, sun hats, sunscreen and bed sheets. We also provide our families access to Storypark which is a secure online system that helps us to record, share and extend the children’s learning.

Health & well-being

SEEC protects the health and well-being of all children, educators and families at all times with robust policies and practices. Our environments are regularly cleaned throughout the day and daily by professional cleaners. Our staff all have Working with Children Checks and are trained in child protection, first aid, anaphylaxis and asthma.


SEEC’s program includes a Mandarin language program supported by Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) and various educational extra-curricular experiences to support our curriculum, such as animal (native, farm and zoo) and science incursions. A multisport program run in-house is offered by a specialist company for a small additional fee.

Nutritious menu

CEEC’s in house cook daily prepares and serves nutritious meals using seasonal and fresh ingredients. Our menu allows for many different choices and follows the nutritional requirements set out by the National Food Authority as well as the cultural and health needs of our children.


CEEC is accessible by public transport and is close to Cheltenham train station and bus routes. There is also onsite car parking available.

Ann-Marie McConville

Ann-Marie has 18 years’ experience working in a variety of children’s services and 13 as an Early Childhood Teacher / Director in Sydney Early Education Centres. Ann-Marie first began teaching/directing at our Westmead campus before taking up the new position of Director at Northmead Early Education Centre in 2012. Ann-Marie was involved with the design and creation of NEEC’s learning environments and team, and her dedication to NEEC and passion for early childhood education is the foundation for NEEC’s outstanding reputation. Now Ann-Marie is excited to be putting her new knowledge and experience into our beautiful new bespoke Cheltenham Early Education Centre.

Ann-Marie is a caring leader who develops positive and reciprocal relationships with families, colleagues and community members. Her leadership and teaching practices are founded on her philosophy of respect: for children, families, team members, the community and the environment.

Ann-Marie looks forward to welcoming you all to CEEC. Please feel free to contact her on 9131 8111 or

Northmead Early Education Centre has been an absolute blessing upon our family! It is a beautiful centre which has clearly been developed and designed by people who understand all facets of children and their early learning needs. Not only do they provide a warm and stimulating environment, but each educator is incredibly aware of the emotional and intellectual development of each individual child. Our daughter particularly loves the delicious menu that is set out each day and we love the fact that the children are encouraged to get involved with the cultivation of the ingredients in the gardens. This truly is our daughter’s home away from home!