Early Learning Centre


Kentish Early Learning Centre – Big Rivers

Kentish built a new childcare centre in Katherine East.
To enroll your child, please fill out the ‘Enquiry Now’ form below.

Vacancy status:
There is a long waiting list for baby’s rooms (0-2 yo).
There may be some availability for toddlers (2-3 yo) and pre-schoolers (3-5 yo).

 We are also recruiting educators for this centre.
For more information about the recruitment, please click on this link:
Send your resume to
Please indicate the position that you are applying for and attach your resume.

All Kentish employees must have: a current Working with Children Clearance (Ochre Card) and a Police Clearance.

Our new centre

Our new centre is located in Katherine East, at the corner of Casuarina and Hamdorf street.

The centre is called Kentish Early Learning Centre (KELC) BIG RIVERS. This name reflects the location of Katherine which is in the middle of the Big Rivers Region.

KELC Big Rivers will be able to accommodate up to 104 children when it runs on full capacity, with the following break down:

0-1yo room – 12 babies
1-2yo room – 12 babies
2-3yo room A – 10 toddlers
2-3yo room B – 10 toddlers
3-4yo room A – 15 children
3-4yo room B – 15 children
4-5yo room – 30 children

The Centre is also a new home for our Kentish office in Katherine.

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Kentish Early Learning Centre - BIG RIVERS

Expression of Interest Form

Please be advised that filling out this form does not guarantee a position in the Centre.
The Centre opened in April 2023. Families who have filled out the Expression of Interest Form will be contacted when we have a vacancy.

Be part of Kentish Big Rivers Family

We have an exciting opportunity for you to work in our brand-new centre @Big Rivers Katherine! We are looking for: – Early Childhood Teacher – Diploma and Cert III Qualified Educators – Assistant Educators

On offer: – Discount on childcare fees and a priority childcare spot for staff – The opportunity to work within a growing organisation – Paid team building every 3 months – Extensive ongoing opportunities for Professional Development – Above award pay and conditions – Paid maternity leave in line with the Government paid parental leave – 24/7 access to cutting-edge educational resources and webinars – Paid professional development – Wonderful supportive team

Visa sponsorship options are available to Diploma ECEC holders who are qualified to receive DAMA sponsorship.

For more information and to drop your CV, please Contact Us


Our Community

Our community at the service is made up of a melting pot of different cultures and backgrounds, and this is reflected in the special events we choose to celebrate throughout the year.

We recognise the knowledge and experience each educator and family member brings to the Centre. With this in mind, stakeholder engagement and consultation are essential aspects of our service’s operations.

We welcome you to reach out to us to find out more about our service and look forward to being a part of your child’s learning journey.

Kentish Early Learning Centre – BIG RIVERS


(08) 7938 0059  (mob) 049 368 9844



Opening hours:

Monday-Friday 7:00am – 5:30pm
(close on public holidays and Christmas period)

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