Lyons Early Learning Centre (ELC) is part of the Lyons Early Childhood School. Children can begin their learning journey in the infant’s room and continue through until Year 2 (8 years of age).

WCS works in partnership with the school principal and executive team to ensure children feel connected to both the ELC and the school. Enrolment transitions from the ELC to preschool and school are smooth and we offer a preschool program that compliments the program offered by the school.  Our dedicated educators work alongside the teachers to ensure a positive outcome-based approach for all children.

Lyons ELC is currently rated exceeding the National Quality Standards.


WCS holds a playgroup session at Lyons ELC on Wednesday mornings. Cost: gold coin donation. For more information see:  Playgroups.

Out of School Hours Care and School Holiday Program

WCS provides  before/after school care and school holiday care for preschool to Year 2 at Lyons Early Childhood School. For more information, see: Lyons Early Childhood School OSHC.

Contacts and Location

Lyons Early Learning Centre


38 Tarraleah Cres, Lyons, ACT 2606

Operation Hours

Lyons Early Learning Centre operates Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 6pm.


Early Learning Centre fees

*Effective 7th August 2023

Tatham and Bodalla rooms (LDC)

$154.98 per day

Tatham and Bodalla rooms (LDC) - Casual

$159.98 per day

Tathra and Anuna rooms (LDC)

$149.98 per day

Tathra and Anuna rooms (LDC) - Casual

$154.98 per day

Out of School Hours Care fees

*Effective 7th August 2023

Before School Care - Permanent

$27.43 per day

Before School Care - Casual

$30.29 per day

After School Care - Permanent

$38.02 per day

After School Care - Casual

$42.76 per day

Holiday Program (Non Excursion Days)

$92.60 per day

Holiday Program (Excursion Days)

$102.60 per day

Late booking fee SHP - booked within 7 day prior notice period

$5 per day, per child

Late Fees

$20.00 per every 15 minutes or part thereof, per child

Search Fee

$5 per child

Commonwealth Government Child Care Subsidy is available for eligible families.

This program is an ACT Government funded Initiative.

Registration, legal obligations and policies

All services are registered with the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and work within the National Quality Framework and the Principles outlined Belonging, Being & Becoming - The Early Years Learning Framework and My Time Our Place

The National Law and National Regulations outline our legal obligations and explain the powers and functions of the state and territory regulatory authorities and ACECQA. For more information, see: National Law and Regulations | ACECQA

WCS is approved to administer Child Care Subsidy payments.

WCS has established Corporate Policies and specific Children's Services Policies to guide our operations and ensure compliance with regulations and laws.

We are committed to the safety, care and wellbeing of all children who access our services. We will respond immediately when any issues arise and meet all reporting requirements.