BINARA – Inner City Canberra


‘The educators are very friendly and look after my son very well. They provide him a lot of attention and he has developed strong connections across the centre.’ – Binara Parent

‘I appreciate the happy atmosphere created by the educators, and the active interest that they take in the kids. This positive vibe was apparent when we looked at Binara, and differentiated it from some other centres.’ – Binara Parent

Binara Early Childhood Centre is located in the inner city beneath the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. The Centre operates 51 weeks of the year and provides a nurturing environment. Our culturally diverse and highly qualified educators create environments for learning that develop independence and self esteem for your child.

The waiting list offers priority of access to the Department of Industry and also takes non-Departmental applications.

This unique centre has an open door policy, inviting parents and carers to be a part of the daily program as much as is possible. Parents are encouraged to make a visit to the centre a part of their day.


As part of the daily fee, all of our centres provide a full nappy service. Linen for sleep times is also provided, and is laundered by the centre.

Daily Fees:

Babies 0-2 years: $145 per day

Toddlers 2-3 years: $144 per day

Preschoolers 3-6 years: $135.50 per day

Click here to read more about how we organise our environments for learning and development.

We serve nutritious meals and snacks throughout the day. To view a sample menu click here.

This sample menu provides the following serves per day: Grains (2), Fruit (1), Vegetables (2), Dairy (1), Meat/alternative (1), Sometimes Food (0).

Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack are served to children on a flexible timetable depending upon individual needs. The menu is planned in consultation with parents and children and offers a wide variety of options.


Binara caters for children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age and open from 7.30am to 6.00pm. There are four rooms:

Geckos: 6 weeks – 18 months
Tawny-Dragons: 18 months – 3 years
Blue-Tongues: 3 years – 4 years
Goannas: 3 years – 5 years

We offer a music program and a wellness program. The Tawny-Dragons, Blue-Tongues and Goannas groups take regular excursions to the local fresh fruit market, Glebe Park and more.

Address: 10 Binara Street, Canberra City. 


Phone: (02) 6230 6455

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