Welcome to CSIROCare Black Mountain!

CSIROCare Black Mountain is a non-profit community based early childhood service, located in the beautiful leafy grounds of the CSIRO Black Mountain site (inner north Canberra).

The comprehensive early childhood and preschool program of activities offered at CSIROCare Black Mountain provides for the ongoing development of each child. Building on the children’s past experiences and attitudes in all areas of their lives, the program of activities provides a strong foundation for future growth and learning.

Children are provided with opportunities to investigate; hence learning the confidence to play, explore and interact in a safe, secure environment. Our Centre includes a large playground with lots of space for children to run and play. And is located next door to the Australian National Botanical Gardens (which is frequently used as an additional learning and exploring space).

Our mission statements is to provide an environment where songs sing out, stories come to life, families laugh and kids and trees grow best.


Our philosophy is:

Come inside, welcome- join the fun

Share experiences and our diverse cultures

Inquisitive young minds are growing

Resilience in mind, body and soul

Outside, exploring in all weather

Create, tell stories, sing and laugh

Aim high

Respect everyone and everything

Every day is full of excellence and education that creates lasting memories