The centre is available for children of students, lecturers and support staff at MIT, as well as children from the community. We provide healthy and nutritious meals, including lunch, morning and afternoon tea and are open during standard work hours.
We encourage our children to be confident and capable learners and have plenty of outdoor space where children can explore, play and discover nature. Learning is based on the national curriculum and complemented with aspects of the Reggio Emilia approach.
To support children's transition to school, the centre enjoys a partnership with a local school. Children who are nearly five years old spend a morning each week in the new entrant classroom.
Please find more information about our centre, our fees and policies in our CEC Information booklet PDF, 302.56 KB
The MIT Children’s Education Centre history
MIT has operated a crèche or childcare centre since the 1970’s. It’s been in a number of locations over the years beginning with the old Yendarra Homestead (between L Block and Bairds Road), then to O Block before moving into a house on Ashton Street.
In 1993 construction began on the purpose built MIT Children’s Education Centre, at North Campus (NE Block).
The centre was officially opened by the Honorable John Luxton, Associate Minister of Education on 15 July 1994 and has continued to serve the children of our students, staff and local community.