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Binara Early Education and Care Centre


Binara Early Childhood Centre is a 74 place centre, situated 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 has a has a priority of access to the Department of Industry and can also take 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. The centre provides all that your child will require for the day.  Click here to read more about how we organise our environments for learning and development.


Address: 10 Binara Street Canberra City 2600
Email: binara@communityservices1.org
Phone: 02 6230 6455

Binara Early Childhood Centre is proud to be accredited as an Actsmart business and recognised as a business that is actively recycling and being environmentally responsible.


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.

We also serve nutritious meals and snacks throughout the day. The recommended serves per day for young children are:

Grains: 2
Fruit: 0.75
Vegetables: 2
Dairy: 1
Meat/alternative: 1
Sometimes food: 1

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 children’s needs. The menu is planned in consultation with parents and the children and therefore has a wide variety of foods.


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

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

We have a music program during school terms, and a wellness program. The Tawny-Dragons, Blue-Tongues and Goannas go to the local fresh fruit markets on Thursdays and Goannas also to Glebe park on Fridays.

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