Early Learning Centre

The best start for your child

Welcome to Yavneh’s ELC – The Abeles Liberman Early Learning Centre, incorporating the Gilian and Colin Mandel Family Creche.

At Yavneh, we know the value of true care and support during this early stage of your child’s life.

In our ELC, your child will thrive in our welcoming and safe environment that encourages a love of Judaism and familiarity with Hebrew.

Our Early Learning Centre utilises play-based learning as well as love and respect for the natural world. Our environment has a focus on the holistic development of all children and fosters a strong sense of belonging.

By integrating both Jewish and general studies into your child’s school day (in both English and Hebrew), they will develop a strong connection to their Jewish roots.

The Yavneh ELC experience is one that nurtures education and cherishes your family’s Jewish heritage.

Fostering play-based

Allowing children the opportunity to play and keep playing, all in the name of learning, is the best way for children to learn.

At Yavneh ELC, we embrace a play-based approach to learning and never lose sight of the end goal – to create opportunities for our children to grow and learn about their world (Being), how they fit into it (Belonging) and how they can be a part of it (Becoming).

Learn more about our play-based learning approach from Charlene Orwin, Head of ELC

Cultivating a love of
Judaism and Hebrew

Building a strong Jewish identity in our youngest learners is done through song, dance, storytelling, role playing, and immersing the children in an array of Jewish programs and activities. Some of the most powerful memories of the year are made during the weekly Shabbat Party.

The ELC also nurtures a love of Hebrew though Hebrew language immersion, learning the Aleph Bet through song and dance.

Learn more about Jewish Studies at Yavneh  

Integrating Jewish and
general studies

Yavneh ELC prides itself on our unique integrated Jewish & General Studies program.

Aiming to further develop children’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth in an enjoyable and challenging manner. The flow of the Jewish calendar forms the basis for the Jewish studies program. Songs, art, activities & discussions, along with dramatic play and structured learning enable children to fully participate in the joys of each Chag (festival).

Learn more about our ELC Program


Welcome to the Gillian and Colin Mandel Family – Yavneh Crèche. With two crèche rooms plus a dedicated Kinder transition room, we cater for three age groups & welcome children from 12 months of age.

At Yavneh Crèche we offer a warm, welcoming safe and secure environment that fosters the holistic development of all children and strives to instil them with a sense of belonging within their individual rooms and to the wider Jewish community.

Our Rooms

  1. The Discoverers (approx. 12-18 months)
  2. The Adventurers (approx. 18-24 months)
  3. Pri Gan Room/Kinder Transition Room (approx. 24-36 months)

‘Pri Gan’ which translates as “fruits of our Kinder” has been designed to prepare children for Kinder and includes both a wonderful kinder readiness program, as well as the ‘Taam Shel Yavneh’ open days/experiences too.

The right support at this precious stage of your child’s life is crucial. That is why we employ only the best educators to support your little one in Crèche. If you want to join our team, we are always looking for dedicated educators to join our passionate and outstanding educators.

Welcoming children 12
months of age
Two creche
Plus a dedicated kinder
transition room

Junior and Senior Kindergarten

Welcome to the Abeles Liberman Early Learning Centre. Our ELC is the gateway to Yavneh Prep, Primary & Secondary schools.

Our learning programs offer an integrated approach, fostering an understanding and appreciation of Jewish observance and values, Hebrew language and General studies to ensure each child is Yavneh Prep ready. We also focus on building strong relationships with you, our parents and caregivers, which is integral to our daily practices.

Kind, dedicated educators who support your child through kinder. That is what you can expect at Yavneh. We prioritize a high ratio of teachers to children so that your little one is assured the attention they deserve. Plus, to ensure we’re offering the highest quality learning experience, our educators receive ongoing professional development. If you want to join our team, we are always looking for dedicated educators to join our passionate and outstanding educators.

We also provide before and aftercare at no extra cost to families, as well as a holiday program via Our Patch.

High ratio of teachers
to children
Strong relationships
with parents and caregivers
Prep transition and
pre-literacy programs
Before care, after care
and holiday care

Prep Transition Program

Beginning Primary School is a very exciting time for children. Imagine a carefully thought-out program that prepares children and their parents for the transition into Prep. At Yavneh, that’s exactly what we aim to provide.

The Ma’Avar Program from Kindergarten to Prep is carefully planned and implemented to ensure a positive experience when your child moves to our Nagle Avenue Campus. Throughout the program, the Kindergarteners are ‘buddied’ with Year 5 students & these relationships strengthen with each visit and continue well beyond graduation.

Our transition program is three-tiered:

Child focused

Children visit the prep campus five times in the second half of the year to get accustomed to school life & engage in a variety of learning experiences. Each session is design to offer insight into life as a Prep student & form connections with their teachers.

We also offer a fabulous buddies program where we pair incoming Prep students with incoming Year 6 children, who will support them through Prep and beyond.

Parent focused

We understand that parents play a pivotal role in supporting their children through change & recognise the importance of fostering a collaborative partnership between parents and teachers. Our program aims to facilitate a smooth transition for you both.

We hold three parent information sessions in the year preceding Prep. You will learn what Prep at Yavneh is all about, what makes us special – and the nuts and bolts of your child’s first year at school.

Educator support

Our Senior Kindergarten teachers and Prep teachers work closely together to prepare our children for Prep.

From a thorough handover session to written transition statements that accompany each child into Prep, we do everything possible to make the change seamless.