About Us

Foundations For Life Early Learning has been operating in Darwin, for 43 years. Previously known as the The Lutheran Childcare Centre, we are a non-profit organisation, meaning any profit made is used to improve our environment, purchase new equipment and provide professional development for our educators. We are licensed  for 45 children per day: 8 in the Babies Room, 15 in the Toddlers Room and 22 in the Preschool Room. ​Our Committee is comprised of members of the St. Andrews Lutheran Church and parent representatives. We are always keen to have new parent representatives join our committee to share ideas and an input into our early learning centre. As early childhood educators, we aspire to be leaders in providing high quality individualised care and education for the children attending our service. We believe in continuous improvement through collaborative reflection and personal development. We have a team of dedicated educators who aspire to be leaders in the early childhood industry.​​

We currently offer a free collections service from Nightcliff Preschool, Millner Preschool and Anula Preschool for children in the Preschool Room. Let us know if this service would be of interest to your family.

Our service provides all children’s meals which are made daily from fresh ingredients in our kitchen. We offer a varied and nutritious menu in a three-weekly rotation. Children with dietary intolerances and food preferences will be catered for by our chef Miss Rita.

We are committed to open communication between us and our families, and use the Story Park app to assist in sharing the learning experiences and joyful moments of our children as well as notifying parents of upcoming events or changes.