Te Whare Kōhungahunga o UC | Early Childhood Learning Centre (ECLC)

Early Childhood Learning Centre

Monday to Friday

116 Ilam Road, Ilam
Christchurch 8140

Phone: +64 3 369 5100
Fax: +64 3 364 3305
Email: earlyyears@canterbury.ac.nz


Welcome to Te Whare Kōhungahunga o UC | Early Childhood Learning Centre (ECLC), the University of Canterbury’s Early Years Care and Education centre. We accommodate children from zero to five years old, and accept enrolments from students, staff and members of the wider community. We are uniquely placed at the heart of the UC campus.

Important dates

9 January 2017, Monday - Centre reopens

10 July, Monday - Teacher Only Day - Centre closed

21 December, Thursday - Centre closes at 12nn for spring cleaning

22 December, Friday - Centre, and University of Canterbury closed

8 Jan 2018 - Centre reopens 

Other options

We offer care on a per session or per week case, with short days (maximum of seven hours per day) and long days (more than seven hours per day).

The University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA) operates two Early Learning Centres, the Ilam ELC on the Dovedale campus and the Montana ELC (corner Montana Ave and Ilam Rd) . While they are primarily for the children of University students they are also available for children of University staff, as well as the wider community. Both centres have 100% qualified teachers.

Our Early Learning Centres

Enrol your child with ECLC

To arrange a visit or to find out about vacancies at the Centre please contact us.