Cheltenham Early Education Centre

A place of beauty and nature

CEEC is architecturally designed and expertly designed purpose-built centre that reflects the local community, environment and heritage. It leverages the beautifully restored former Congregational Church with its original features such as stained-glass windows, timber ceilings and brick archways. These features flow effortlessly through to the new modern facilities and playground designed to highlight and protect the established trees that shade and frame our outdoor learning environment. CEEC takes pride in our spectacular mural, painted by Australian artist, Chris Nixon. It is a beautiful abstract tapestry of the flora and fauna found within the Cheltenham local community and the nearby Lane Cove National Park. SEEC’s logo is intertwined to symbolise the inherent connections of CEEC’s educators, management, families, and the community. Our children love to find the “familiar in the surreal”.

Cheltenham Early Education Centre


Monday to Friday
7am to 6.30pm


02 9131 8111



179 Beecroft Road, Cheltenham


High educator/child ratios

Age groups:

6 weeks to 6 years

Cheltenham Early Education Outdoor

“Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more.”


A place of community and partnerships

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 value the important role of parents in their child’s education journey. As partners, we encourage open communication and collaboration, ensuring that each child’s individual needs are understood and supported. Our exceptional team value transparent communications with families.

cheltenham mural
cheltenham early education

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”


A place where children thrive

Our Early Learning Community has two small learning groups (for children aged 6 weeks to 3 years) with high educator/child ratios to ensure individual care and learning. The facilities are spacious and well-resourced with a separate beautiful garden learning environment specifically designed for our Early Learners. 

Our Preschool Community (located in the beautifully restored heritage church) provides a preschool program for two learning groups aged 3 to 6 years, with high educator/child ratios to ensure higher quality outcomes for children in preparation for school. Our preschool opens out to an outdoor playground with an abundance of inspiring spaces for them to explore, create, challenge, or to have quiet time with their friends and make meaning of the world. 

Our beautiful dining area joins our Early Learning and Preschool spaces where our in-house chef serves fresh healthy meals that she has prepared daily in our kitchen. The children learn practical life and social skills when helping to prepare, cook and clean after meals in our purpose-built children’s kitchen.

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

CEEC 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.

Our educational program includes a Mandarin language program supported by Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA); ELSA, a play-based STEM early years program; and various educational extra-curricular experiences to support our curriculum, such as music and science discovery workshops. A multisport program run in-house is offered by a specialist company for a small additional fee.

CEECs in-house chef 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.

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.

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

Located 5m from bus stop, 600m from train station, and 900m from the M2 onramp

Ann-Marie McConville,

Director of Cheltenham Early Education Centre

Ann-Marie has 20 years’ experience working in a variety of children’s services and 15 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 position of Director at our Northmead Campus in 2012, and then Director at Cheltenham Early Education Centre in 2020.

Ann-Marie was involved with the design and creation of CEEC’s learning environments and team, and her dedication to CEEC and passion for early childhood education is the foundation for CEEC’s outstanding reputation. Now Ann-Marie is excited to be putting her
new knowledge and experience into our new bespoke second Sydney Early Education Centre in Cheltenham which is due to be completed in 2024.

What our families are saying:

Visit us and experience our exceptional centre for yourself

We would like to invite you to visit Cheltenham Early Education Centre to
see and experience the difference. From the moment you step inside our centre, you’ll feel a sense of calm.