Spence Children's Cottage

Join the Spence Cottage Family


Providing high quality education and care to Canberra's children for 45 years

About Us


Spence Children’s Cottage is a small, community-based centre managed by a committee consisting of parents and community members.

The Cottage was established in 1974 and has since this time provided a vital role in local children's lives.

The Cottage provides an extended family environment and our flexible approach allows all children, including siblings, to remain connected throughout the day.

We follow sustainable practices at the Cottage to ensure we are caring for the children and their future.
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Enrol now for 2020

Call us today on (02) 6258 2077

Flexible Care Available

We have daily and hourly rates available to families. Need care for just a couple of hours? No problem! Contact us today!

Early Years Learning Framework


Belonging

Feeling a part of something safe, a place to take chances and make mistakes

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Belonging

Building respectful relationships with peers and educators

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Being

A time spent seeking and making sense of the world.

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Being

Engages with the present, the here and now.

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Becoming

A foundation to enable the emerging of the individual we are meant to be.

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Mixed aged groups helping personal development


A place for children to grow and benefit from working with a variety of aged children

Enabling building empathy and support for each other

Drawing on the skills and role modelling

Stepping up and accepting challenges

Building confidence and self esteem

Fees


Fees include the provision of quality early education and care for your children as well as nappies and morning and afternoon tea (lunch is not provided).

Daily Rate

1 or 2 days (or casual)

$115 per day

Daily Rate

3, 4 or 5 days

$110 per day

Hourly Rate

Up to 5 hours

$20 per hour


As per July 2019

Providing quality early childhood Education


Providing quality early childhood Education
Spence Children's Cottage has been assessed with an overall rating of Meeting the National Quality Standard 

Contact Us


  • 19 Dalgleish Close, Spence, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Testimonials


It takes a village to raise a child. Spence Cottage has been an important part of our village."

RebeccaParent

A small, family environment with consistent staffing was important to us. Leo has developed strong connections to both the Cottage and the educators and we really feel we are a team working together to give him the best start in life."

AmandaParent

For us Spence Cottage has offered quality care and support through allergies and hearing loss. The team is small and committed to learning about our child and family. Our boy has formed very secure relationships with many of the carers and often tells us "I love my cottage.""

ZaraParent

My daughter has been attending school since she was 10 months (now 3.5) and i will be sending my 2.5 month old there when i return to work in October. Spence is a fantastic cottage with low staff turnover and a very family friendly feel! Highly recommend!"

LizzieParent

Such a lovely small centre, lots of interaction between the different age groups meant that siblings got to see and play with each other during the day. My kids have loved going here!"

MaikeParent

We have always felt very supported by the Cottage and felt total confidence in leaving our son in their care. I really like the small size of the Cottage and the staff are very caring."

VanessaParent

Our Supporters


We would like to acknowledge and thank the following businesses for their donations to our Cottage;

Andy's Own Spence Butchery - Spence
Beyond the Cutting Line - Melba
Woolworths - Charnwood
Capital Chemist - Charnwood
Bunnings - Belconnen
IKEA - Canberra


Our Supporters