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.
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Hello! Welcome to Journey Early Learning Nightcliff, my name is Thushari. I am the Centre Manager and I hold an Advanced Diploma level qualification in Community Services (Children’s Services). I am a mum and a stepmom to three very independent adult children.
My passion for working with children and their families enabled me to engage as an Early Childhood professional for over 33 years. From April 2000 to end of 2022, I already worked as a Centre Director, but it was a holiday to Darwin in 2023 where I fell in love with the beauty of the Northern Territory, its people and culture; and e month later, I commenced working in Darwin as Assistant Director and Educational Leader.
At Journey Early Learning Nightcliff, we thrive on teamwork and passion, key drivers for success in any career. As a team, we are dedicated to instilling this genuine excitement and joy in educating your child, fostering their engagement and enthusiasm for learning. Authentic relationships and open communication are integral to us, ensuring every voice is heard, valued, and respected.
We are excited to welcome you and your child into our nurturing environment so together we can embark on an amazing journey of growth, discovery, and play-based learning.

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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