About Us

Sand box and playground of IPEC

Services Available

Education and care services

Childcare provider is Communities@Work http://commsatwork.org

Long and short programs for children aged:

  • birth to 18 months (1 adult to every 4 children)
  • 18 months to 3 year olds (1 adult to every 5 children)
  • 3 & 4 year olds
  • 4 & 5 year olds

The childcare centre is open 10.5 hours each day. Programs include before and after school care which preschool children can access.

To enrol click here


15 hour a week preschool programs for children aged 4 years (Preschool Enrolment Guidelines)

Programs based on Early Years Learning Framework

Rubies and Amethysts Preschool  - Classes begin at 9.00am and finish at 3.00pm on Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays

Corals and Jets Preschool - Classes begin at 9.00am and finish at 3.00pm on Thursday, Friday and alternate Wednesdays

Maximum of 22 children in each group

Online enrolment

Kindergarten, year 1, year 2

Programs linked to Department of Education:  The Australian Curriculum

K, 1 and 2: Classes begin at 9.00am and finish at 3.00pm

Explicit teaching of literacy and numeracy each day

Investigation time each day

Online enrolment

Before and after school care

Provided by Communities@Work

7.30am – 9.00am and 3.00pm – 6.00pm

If would like to enrol please click here

Vacation care

Structured holiday programs for preschool, kindergarten, year 1 and year 2 children provided by Communities@Work.

Details and enrolment forms can be found here


Psychological counselling services for children

Community Programs

A series of family and child related programs are provided that promote learning and social connection within the early childhood school and the general community. These include active play programs, parent workshops and playgroups. Celebrations and events are coordinated throughout the year involving the early childhood school community, extended family and other family related services.

Hours of Operation:

Reception: 8.30am – 3.30pm

Communities@Work Education and Care Services: 7.30am – 6.00pm

Out of School hours care: 7-30am - 9.00am & 3.00pm - 6.00pm

Service Details

Isabella Plains Early Childhood School

Contact number – 6142 3777

Fax – 6142 3778

Email – info@ipecs.act.edu.au

Service Approval Number – SE-00011806

Certified Supervisor – Simon Barker

Nominated Supervisor – Annie McAppion

Educational Leader – Simon Barker