Flynn Early Childhood Education
Flynn Early Childhood Education Centre is a not for profit community-based service providing full-time and
What we provide
Long Day Care &
at the door
Flynn Early Childhood Education Centre is an 140 place centre offering permanent full time, part time and casual care for children birth to five years of age with two infant learning spaces, three toddler learning spaces and two preschool learning spaces. These spaces are flexible in their use to accommodate different ages of children and availability of places.
To assist vulnerable children and families, under the Children’s Services Program (CSP) funded by the Community Services Directorate (CSD), a number of places are specifically allocated to assist vulnerable children and families in accessing short-term early childhood education.
Our opening hours are from 7:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday.
Flynn ECEC is open for 51 weeks per year, closing for approximately one week over the Christmas/New year period, as well as closed on all recognised Public Holidays.
Phone: 02 6258 3044
Physical Address: 5 Pither Close, Flynn ACT 2615
Postal Address: PO Box 6730 Charnwood, ACT 2615
Flynn ECEC is happy to arrange a walkthrough of the centre at a time suitable for each family.
Upon enrolment at Flynn ECEC, families are required to complete an enrolment pack and pay a $250 deposit, prior to commencement and to secure their enrolment.
This payment consists of 2 components:
$50 administration fee that is non-refundable and includes a hat for your child.
$200 holding fee for your child’s place at the service. If you do not follow through with the enrolment you will forfeit this money completely. If you continue with the enrolment your first account will be credited with $200.
We recommend families attended orientations before their child/ren commence in care, as this familiarises them with other children, Educators and their new environment. Orientation can be arranged to suit you and your family, as parents/guardians will be required to stay during the orientation visits.
Fee payment is via direct debit, the amount will be debited from your nominated bank account or credit card each fortnight.
Current Fees as of 29 March 2021*:
Weekly Fee (Monday to Friday): $599
Daily Fee: $126
Casual Day: $126
Casual Hourly: $21 per hour
* Fees are reviewed bi-annually. Where a fee increase occurs, families will be provided with at least four (4) weeks’ notice, and be advised how the additional funds will be allocated.
Child Care Subsidy (CCS)
Child Care Subsidy is a single, means-tested subsidy from the Australian Government paid directly to providers and passed on to families as a fee reduction. To find out how much CCS you can receive click here.
Centrelink’s Payment and Service Finder will help you find out how much Child Care Subsidy you will receive.
Basic requirements must be satisfied to be eligible to receive Child Care Subsidy, click here for eligibility requirements.
Families are required to register to claim Child Care Subsidy. To register and submit a claim, click here.
Families are responsible for providing their child’s and the registered parent/guardians Customer Reference Number (CRN) and dates of birth on the enrolment form at the time of enrolment.
Each registered parent/guardian and child have their own unique CRN. CCS cannot be applied to an account until a successful enrolment is made with Centrelink.
Once your booking has been processed by our Administration Support Unit, and a successful link has been made with Centrelink, the registered parent/guardian will be required to approve each child’s booking pattern via their myGov account prior to any Child Care Subsidy being applied.
Full fees apply until a CCS claim has been approved by Centrelink and the registered parent/guardian has confirmed the enrolment in their myGov account.
'The educators and staff at Flynn have always been so lovely and approachable'
Sheena (Parent), Flynn Early Childhood Centre
Natasha is our centre Director and has been a part of the NBCA community for 19 years.
She holds a Diploma in Early Childhood as well as a Diploma in Protective Intervention.
Natasha is an advocate for supporting vulnerable families and children in our community.
During her career, one of Natasha’s proudest achievements is being nominated by ACT Community Services Directorate and receiving a Child Development Award from the ACT Childrens Week Committee for her work with the Early Childhood sector.
Assistant Director & Teacher
Sarah is our Assistant Director as well as a teacher in the pre-school room. She has been a part of the NBCA community for over 10 years.
Sarah has been in our pre-school classroom for over 8 years.
She completed her Bachelor of Early Learning in 2016 and is passionate about early childhood education and care.
Educational Leader & Teacher
Anna is our Service Educational Leader as well as a part-time teacher in the preschool room.
She completed her Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary School) in 2016 and has been at Flynn ever since.
As part of her role, Anna helps to support educators at the centre plan and embed meaningful curriculums and document children’s learning and development.
Relationships and the Community
We foster each child’s connection with us, their family and the wider community because we believe that these relationships are the foundations for quality early learning.
We are committed to providing spaces that foster lifelong learning for all. We believe each child is capable and we ensure they are supported holistically in their development. We place high values on the environment in the early learning context, allowing rich, authentic experiences to occur on a full time basis.
The meaning of ‘Ngunnawal’ is we, the people, or us. We come together as a community on Ngunnawal land, valuing the importance that one another’s strengths and contributions have towards fulfilling the needs, dreams, and wishes of the children. Culture and diversity are meaningfully embedded through learning experiences, conversations and within our daily rituals.
We believe that social justice is underpinned by a belief in hope and possibilities for a socially just community and world. We enrich the lives of children through providing a welcoming environment that highlights the importance of equality, fairness, advocacy and endless opportunities for all.
We understand the importance that early childhood education has in creating a better society for the future. Our work as professionals in the field of education has a direct impact on the lives of young children, and we strive to share our knowledge through practice and professional development.
At Flynn Early Childhood Education Centre, we actively recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Peoples and as the Traditional Custodians for the Land that we share today. We value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and will continue to share this with our children and families through our environments, curriculum, conversations and discussions.
We believe in partnerships, wellbeing and the power of educations, children and families coming together to build a community of learners.
We strive for all children, families and educators to develop a meaningful connections with, and understanding of, the Land on which we meet and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culture and heritage.