Enroling at the ELC

The best possible start for your child

We believe the best way for boys and girls aged 3-5 to learn, is through inquiry and purposeful play experiences.

At our Early Learning Centre (ELC), we ensure every child receives an experience tailored to their needs. To facilitate this, we employ university-trained Early Childhood Teachers and diploma trained Co-Educators for each class.

In addition to these staff, ELC students benefit from engaging with a specialist music teacher, a teacher librarian, a French teacher and a PE teacher as part of their regular learning experiences.

We are proud to be one of only a few ELCs in Canberra that offers a play-based curriculum informed by the Early Years Learning Framework, in conjunction with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program.

If you would like to find out more about our exceptional ELC, please read our Frequently Asked Questions’ document.

ELC Virtual Open Day

Explore the CGGS Early Learning Centre through our Virtual Open Day.

Visit the ELC

Given the latest developments on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, locally, in the country and the globe, we have put in place a series of measures to make sure we do our part in slowing down the potential transmission of the virus amongst our community.

Otherwise, it is business as usual for our Admissions tram and we encourage you to submit an application or call us to have a discussion about your child's education at Canberra Girls Grammar School. You can also register your interest for future events, including the possibility of online information sessions. Register today and we will be in touch with more information.

Contact us:

Phone: 02 6202 6420
Email: admissions@cggs.act.edu.au

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We've expanded our outstanding ELC facilities


Construction on the new state of the art ELC wing has been completed, increasing our capacity for both Reception and Pre-Prep. There are a small number of enrolments available for 2020, 2021 and 2022.

The new wing is home to our full time Pre-Prep classes, and it has been designed with their needs in mind. There is a multipurpose wet/art area off of each classroom that will provide a great space for creative experiences, messy science activities and group work.

There are also two additional outdoor play spaces being developed as part of the expansion; one on the ground floor, and one on the upper floor. These will provide wonderful outdoor classroom environments, meaning we can take learning outside and children can continue to explore, create and be imaginative.

In 2019, architectural firm Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn (DJAS) received two ACT Architectural Awards for the expansion project - an Award for Educational Architecture and the Derek Wrigley Award for Sustainable Architecture.

Ready to enrol your child?

If you’re ready apply for a place at the Early Learning Centre, please complete the online form by clicking the button below