Bruce Ridge Early Childhood Centre and Preschool (also referred to as BRECC) is a nationally accredited, family orientated Early Childhood centre, surrounded by native bushland on the grounds of Calvary Hospital. BRECC was originally established in January 1992 as a work-based child care centre for employees of Calvary Healthcare. As a non-profit organisation BRECC operates as an incorporated association, under the governance of a Parent/Guardian Committee, supported by committed families, staff and the Director.


Children have a right to feel comfortable in an environment that is welcoming and aesthetically pleasing: an environment in which they can engage in long periods of uninterrupted play that is genuine, meaningful and challenging. Children have the right to play with natural experiences and resources that are freely accessible. Children are capable and responsible for caring for and respecting these resources. Children have a right to access experiences and resources that are meaningful, interesting and relevant to them.