Mitchell Early Learning Centre is a community-based centre in Bathurst, licensed to care for 70 children. We welcome children of Charles Sturt University staff and students, children of distance education students who attend Charles Sturt University residential schools, and the wider community.

We cater for 22 children per day in the 0-3 age group, 18 children in the 3-4 age group and 24 children in the 4-5 age group.

The Centre is staffed by a dedicated team of early childhood educators and we always operate above staff to child ratios.

We are open Monday to Friday, from 8.00am to 6.00pm.

Children and family members are not permitted in the Centre before 8.00am or after 6.00pm.

  • $104 per day for children aged 0-3 years
  • $100 per day for children aged 3-5 years

Parents can claim the Australian Government Child Care Subsidy via Centrelink to help with the costs of childcare fees.

We respect the right of every child to be in an early childhood environment which has love, nurturing, fun and safety as its core goals.