Kentish Early Learning Centres (KELC)




Quality Long Day Care

Kentish has been providing children’s services and quality education and care in the Northern Territory for the last 27 years.

Kentish Early Learning Centres (KELC) ensure that children are provided with a wide range of enriching experiences that focus on the holistic development of a child’s formational years.

Culture and Heritage forms a high objective in all Centres to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children remain connected to culture and that all children have the chance to share in traditional learning experiences of the local communities in which our Centres operate.

Our educators are passionate about providing enriching experiences as embedded practices and work towards unique and individual programming for all children, using the children’s voices as a cornerstone of our programming.

Our programs encapsulate contemporary programming methods to ensure that all children have a genuine education aligning with each child’s developmental age. Programming is structured into everyday experiences. However, individuality and spontaneity inform all practices; to ensure that the child’s voice is promoted and fostered at many levels.

All educators within KELC are dedicated professionals who align with Kentish Philosophy and strive towards genuine and lasting relationships with all children, families, and the community.

Our educators create lasting partnerships with members of the community and families; to incorporate this into programming and experiences.

We run three (3) KELC: Moulden (in Palmerston, NT), Big Rivers (in Katherine, NT- under construction), and Tennant Creek (NT). 


Early Learning Centre

Early Learning Centre

Early Learning Centre

After School Care

Kentish runs one Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) in Katherine. This site is within the Casuarina Street Primary School.

The centre is  is licensed to provide center-based care for up to 60 children, but this capacity varies, depending on the number of educators available, as we need to follow the children to educator ratio.

At Kentish OSHC, we tailor every program to the likes and interests of each child in the service. Our educators are qualified in Early Childhood Education and Care who are also involved in the Kentish ELC Big Rivers next door to this OSHC, hence our OSHC will create a seamless experience and familiarity to your children as they move from the childcare centre to the after school care.


Kentish OSHC is designed to support working parents by offering care for the children outside regular school hours. We operate during before-school, after-school, and vacation periods.

Activities and Services:

Supervision: Qualified staff supervise children during OSHC hours.
Homework Assistance: Children receive help with homework and study tasks.
Recreation and Play: OSHC programs include recreational activities, games, and playtime.
Nutrition: Snacks or light meals are provided.
Social Interaction: Children have the opportunity to interact with peers and build social skills.
Vacation Care: Incursions and excursion for children during school holidays to fill up their days with positive and engaging activities.


Out of School Hours Care