Journey Early Learning Nightcliff

69 Progress Drive, Nightcliff NT, Australia

Centre Hours

6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday | closed for public holidays

Our Facilities

  • Spacious rooms with natural light
  • Free coffee & snacks for parents
  • Water splash play & bike track
  • Large undercover play space/veranda
  • Climbing forte with slippery slides, swings and a tepee
  • Shady grassed outdoor play areas
  • Breakfast for children arriving early is provided


Journey Early Learning Centre Nightcliff is where your child’s journey begins. We provide a nurturing environment filled with curiosity, wonder and joy. It’s a place where children aged from six weeks to six years of age can make a positive start to a life of learning, development, growth and opportunity. Our purpose-built early learning centre is located at Progress Drive, Nightcliff, an inner-city suburb of Darwin and now officially opened. We provide childcare services to Nightcliff and surrounding areas.

“Awesome Child care centre, Awesome staff and very neat and clean facilities.
The best way to start a Child’s life steps.”



Hi, my name is Tanya and I have been in the childcare industry here in Darwin for over 31 years. I started off as a casual in 1992 before becoming a permanent unqualified educator in 1996 after having my child in 1994. In 2002 I gained my certificate 3 while working as an assistant in various age groups (over 2’s) before becoming a Lead Educator in 2000 (Nursery under 2’s) and studying for my Diploma, which I completed in 2005. In the year 2000 I also became an Assistant Manager until in 2015 I stepped in as Acting Manager in the absence of my manager before becoming permanent Centre Manager in 2016 to 2022. In the year 2012 I began my studies to become an Early Childhood Teacher and in 2015 completed my Bachelor’s degree in children’s services. During the years of Acting Centre Manager, I was the Educational Leader and the Early Childhood Teacher for my Centre.

The Journey Early
Learning difference

Children playing at childcare centre

Community activities

Interacting and connecting with the local community, ensures a bond is maintained between the children and the community, creating a sense of familiarity and belonging. It sets a rewarding scene for every child to rightfully respect their local environment.
Child jumping in puddle at new childcare centre in Ocean Grove

Exploring nature-based play

Children love getting out and exploring in nature. It really is the greatest teacher. Nature based play is a core part of our curriculum. That’s because it teaches them vital life skills including confidence, independence, exploration and cooperation. Playing outside also promotes health and wellbeing and teaches them respect for the environment.

The first step of your journey starts right here

To find out more, call us on (07) 3102 1303 (08) 8986 7557 (03) 9005 4650 or use the form below.

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