Community is at the heart of everything we do at Friendship Square. Our passionate educators instil a love of learning in each of our children to set them up for success in the years ahead.

Welcome to Friendship Square

Friendship Square ELC located in Cheltenham, provides education and care for children aged 4 months to 6 years old, with 40 places across four classrooms. We look forward to welcoming your family into ours!
Our programs, at all levels, aim to:
  • Develop a sense of community
  • Make connections to our natural environment
  • Build meaningful relationships
  • Encourage exploration & risk taking in a safe & supportive environment
  • Incorporate literacy and numeracy skills into daily routines
  • Improve school readiness

Our Classrooms


4 months – 2 years


2 years


3 year old Kinder


4 year old Kinder

Why choose Friendship Square?

Our educators

Our experienced and qualified educators are dedicated to providing a safe environment, strong relationships, exciting learning opportunities, and staying up to date with the current early childhood research.

Not for profit

Being a not-for-profit cooperative, governed by a management team and group of parents, we can focus on what is best for children rather than profits.

Educational program

Our curriculum embeds a range of educational experiences and opportunities, incorporating The Arts, physical activity, literacy, numeracy, STEM, sustainability, culture, Indigenous perspectives, school readiness, and much more.


What our children are saying

“I like playing and making cubbies. I love Lauren because she teaches me lots of stuff.” – Blair, 4 years old

“I love the garden, and the flowers in the garden.” – Savannah, 4 years old

“I love playing with Ava. My teachers are special because they make food with us.” – Juliet, 4 years old

“I love going to bush kinder.” – Coco, 3 years old

“I like Friendship Square because when the veggies are ready we can eat them. I love my teachers Lauren and Charlie because they’re on my team!” – Emilia, 5 years old

“We have a beautiful new play area, with new vegetables that we grow. The teachers are kind to me and make sure everyone is gentle.” – Harry, 5 years old

Contact us

Book a tour

Explore our centre and book a tour today to meet our team and see firsthand how we create an enriching environment for your child’s learning and development.

Join our wait list

To join our online wait list, please register below. We also recommend that you make a time to tour the centre, and have any questions answered by our Director.

Join our team

We always welcome your interest in becoming a part of our education team, and have casual or permanent roles. Please email us below with your cover letter and resume.