Ulverstone Early Learning Centre is located in Buttons Avenue, across from Sacred Heart Primary School and within walking distance of East Ulverstone Primary School. The service has been purpose built to provide an innovative and dynamic learning environment, including a central hub room which brings children together and creates a sense of community and belonging.

Our service is a valued part of the local Ulverstone community and educators have well developed and meaningful connections with families and children. This enables opportunities for children to grow and learn in an environment where they are connected to people and community in a purposeful way.

Ulverstone Outside School Hours Care, including After School and Vacation Care, operates from the Sacred Heart Primary School multi-purpose hall, opposite the centre. The Before School Care program operates from Ulverstone Early Learning Centre. We welcome children from other local schools with delivery and collection arrangements available.

P: 6425 1388

E: ulverstone@discoveryelc.com.au

24 Buttons Avenue, Ulverstone, Tasmania, 7315, Australia


The service employs an experienced cook to prepare nutritional meals, including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Seasonal rotating menus are designed to take into account children’s likes and dislikes, special dietary requirements and the Australian Dietary and Infant Feeding Guidelines.

Ulverstone Early Learning Centre is a Move Well Eat Well accredited service.


Ulverstone Early Learning Centre and Outside School Hours Care has a dedicated service bus that enables a daily home and school pick up and drop off service. The service is also available for children from other local primary schools in the Ulverstone area. If you require assistance with transport, please speak with the Director.

Discovery Early Learning Centres is accredited with the Tasmanian Department of Transportation as a public passenger vehicle service.

Additional Programs


Ulverstone Early Learning Centre participates in the Discovery Movement to Music program. A local music therapist attends the service each week to help children in areas of development including: fine motor skills through action songs and instrument playing, gross motor coordination through dance, and development of rhythm.


The Discovery bus enables regular opportunities to go on excursions and strengthen links with the local community. These excursions expose children to a range of different experiences and enable them to further connect with their community. Children also have the opportunity to enjoy regular walking excursions to a variety of locations. Our excursions include visits to local parks, the library, local businesses, the Eliza Purton Home, the Ulverstone Adult Day Centre, the beach and local bush land.


Full day session


Long Day 1


Long Day 2


Long Day 3


Long Day Early


Long Day Late


Short Day


Morning session


Afternoon session


Before school care

Start of school day

After school care

End of school day

Vacation care



  • Director
    Heather Nicholson

    Heather completed her Diploma in 2004, and has worked in early childhood education and care for 18 years. She is constantly engaged in learning and supporting families with their children’s development. Heather is originally from Sydney, and after living in London for 13 years she came to Tasmania for a holiday, met her partner and permanently relocated here in 2003. Heather has travelled to all countries except Africa and Russia. She has two daughters and two grandsons who keep her busy outside of work.

  • Second In Charge
    Emily Wood

    Emily began working for Discovery when the Ulverstone centre first opened in 2012. She has a Bachelor of Education which has allowed her to be involved in early childhood education for over 15 years. Emily loves the opportunity that her role gives her to spend time supporting children in their development as well as building strong relationships with families. Outside of work, Emily enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends and her dog, Albert.


Early Learning

0 to 5 years

Our Early Learning Centres offer play based learning in a safe, nurturing environment.


3 to 5 years

Our preschool program focuses on the importance of developing life skills in preparation for entering primary school.

Outside School Hours Care

4 to 12 years

Including Before School Care, After School Care and Vacation Care.