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Early Years Care and Education

Nintirri Early Learning Centre

Welcome to Nintirri Early Learning Centre, a community based not for profit childcare centre who are passionate about the community and its children.

The original child care centre in Tom Price was called the Koobinya Childcare Centre which came under the management of The Nintirri Centre Inc. in 1988. It dates back 45 years in the community of Tom Price and was located on the corner of Central and Stadium Roads for over 30 years.

The Nintirri Early Learning Centre is located on South Road in Tom Price, built in 2022 as a purpose built, 96 place early years education and care facility.

Our focus is to provide the community of Tom Price with high quality service that acts as a home away from home. We believe in creating a sense of belonging for children and families and aid to cater for your child’s individual needs.

Educators aim to engage your child in a lifelong love of learning. We embrace sensory rich activities, play-based learning and community excursions and programmes that offer a range of fun, diverse learning experiences.

We believe each child is a unique individual with their own needs, interests, abilities and background. Our centre will work alongside families and children to provide quality care. Our team value partnerships with families and strive towards creating a welcoming environment for children, parents, and the wider community.

Offering the following places and licenced for 96 children at any one time;

Babies (0-2years) – 16 places

Toddlers (2-3years) – 20 places

Kindy (3-5years) – 30 places

Before & After School Care – 30 places

School Readiness Program – 19 places

Vacation Care – 30 places


Please view our  Parent Handbook and NELC Policies & Procedures for further information about our services.


Opening Hours

Nintirri Early Learning Centre: Monday – Friday from 7:00am to 6:30pm, excluding public holidays.

Afterschool care: Monday – Friday 2.00pm – 6:30pm, excluding public holidays and school holidays.

Vacation Care:  Monday – Friday 7.30am – 6:00pm, school holidays only, excluding public holidays

School Readiness: Tuesdays 8:15am – 12.15pm, school term only.



As of February 2023

Room Type Daily Fee (before CCS)
Babies 0-2 years Casual Bookings $ 146.00
Permanent Long Day Care $ 146.00
Short Day (7:15am – 2:45pm) $ 110.00
Toddler 2-3 years Casual Bookings $ 146.00
Permanent Long Day Care $ 143.00
Short Day (7:15am – 2:45pm) $ 110.00
Kindy 3-5 years Casual Bookings $ 146.00
Permanent Long Day Care $ 143.00
Short Day (7:15am – 2:45pm) $ 110.00
Before School Care 7:00am – 8:00am inc. drop off $ 30.00
After School Care 2:00pm – 6:30pm inc. pick up $ 62.00
Vacation Care 7:30am – 4:30pm $ 120.00
School Readiness Program 8:15am – 12:15pm $ 50.00 per session

(term enrolment)

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