Welcome to Highgate Early Learning Centre (HELC), which is a community based, not for profit run childcare centre, based in the picturesque suburb of Ashburton.
Highgate Early Learning Centre acknowledges the traditional owners, including the Wurundjeri, as the original custodians of this land, and respects their customs and traditions and their special relationship with the land.
At Highgate Early Learning Centre we value Community. Highgate prides itself in creating and nurturing a connected community of parents, children and staff. Our emphasis on community differentiates us from privately run centres. The essence of Highgate is captured in its motto: ‘Where the community spirit shines’.
The Highgate logo symbolises children’s growth from infancy to the preschool years, as they put down roots into the community and blossom into confident, caring and independent individuals. The four stars represent the four levels of care Highgate offers and seeks to capture the children’s progression as we guide and support them in their development; we invite and inspire curiosity, creativity, enthusiasm, imagination and a love of learning.