Early Learning Centre in the Heart of Sydney

Carlton Academy of Early Learning is a family owned and operated centre. Our vision is to provide exceptional quality care and education to give our children a great start on their educational journey. Our centre embodies the spirit of community and a sense of belonging, not only for our families but for our wonderful educators. It is this vision and sense of community and belonging that has made Carlton Academy of Early Learning a high standing early learning centre within the heart of St George. Throughout our centre you will find dedicated and passionate educators who provide a nurturing and secure environment that allows children to reach their full potential. Our committed team of experienced and highly qualified educators provide children with a familiar and trustworthy environment. Our indoor and outdoor flexible environments focus on providing learning opportunities for intentional teaching and spontaneous learning. This enables each child to develop lifelong skills of inter-relating, resilience, empowerment, social competency and independence. Underpinned by the National Quality Framework (NQF) and Early Years Learning Framework National Framework (EYLF), we strive to achieve the fundamentals of the Framework, which are Being, Belonging and Becoming. We do this in partnership with our families, the most significant educators in a child’s life.

Our Philosophy

At Carlton Academy our education and care philosophy encompasses a friendly, welcome, and nurturing environment for our kids and their families.

Health & Wellbeing

Our service proudly implements the Munch & Move practices which are consistent with the Australian Dietary Guidelines and National Physical Activity Recommendations


We make use of OWNA for our educators and parents to jointly view and contribute to their child’s educational journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Words from Happy Families

Carlton Academy have been absolutely amazing with our two children! The kindness of the staff as well as their meticulous care has allowed both of our children to fit comfortably and easily into their rooms from day 1. Their day to day learning is superb with lots of organized play and activities tailored to each of their interests. Both of our little ones are thriving at Carlton Academy.

– – Patricia