Mooroopna Children and Families Centre

16-18 O’Brien St Mooroopna 3629

New Integrated Early Learning Centre

  • Start

    Q3 2018
  • Planning

  • Design

  • Construction

  • Finish

    Q1 2021

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We built an integrated early learning centre (IELC) for the local community. This project is part of the Shepparton Education Plan.

The centre offers:

  • kinder for three and four-year-olds
  • long daycare services
  • maternal and child health care for local families.

The centre is located at Mooroopna Primary School. It has places for approximately 100 children.

The Mooroopna IELC offers Three-Year-Old Kindergarten programs.

It has a single entry for the community to access:

  • early learning
  • primary school
  • adult learning
  • community spaces
  • health services.

Mooroopna Primary School and IELC share some spaces. Shared spaces offer staff new opportunities to encourage learning, development and peer support.

This centre is one of 10 Our Place sites built across Victoria. The Our Place model supports an integrated learning community. It brings a school and an early learning centre together, through a shared entrance.

By bringing together education, health and learning services, the centre aims to create valuable links with families and the broader community as their children transition from early years to schooling.


The IELC features:

  • kindergarten for three and four-year-olds
  • learning spaces with fenced outdoor play areas
  • long day care services
  • a large multipurpose community space
  • maternal and child health rooms and facilities
  • paediatrician and welfare rooms.


In the 2018-19 State Budget, $20.5 million has been allocated to the Shepparton Education Plan. This follows $1 million in planning funding in 2017-18. This early learning facility is part of the Shepparton Education Plan

Funding type

  • New Integrated Early Learning Centre