Torquay Early Learning Centre

The Hive Torquay offers high quality Early Learning, Kindergarten and care for children from 6 weeks old to school age. The Hive Torquay is a short walk to beautiful Torquay Beach and the main shopping strip in Torquay.

The Hive Torquay is a 95 place centre with 5 rooms. Our nursery room ranges from 6 weeks to 12 months, our toddler one is a 1 to 2 years old room, our toddler two is a 2 to 3 year old room, we also offer a 3 year old program and a 4 year old Kindergarten program.

We are located at 78-80 Beach Road Torquay and are open from 6:30am to 6:30pm.

Our centre philosophy is inspired by Reggio Emilia, we provide a very ‘child friendly’ way of educating children, allowing them to just ‘be’ children and to enjoy their world surrounding them while also providing age appropriate educational programs that assist in learning and the development of the whole child. Our focus remains on positive physical, social, emotional, cognitive, creative and moral growth.

Hello, my name is Beck and I am very excited to be joining The Hive ELC Torquay.

I have been with The Hive ELC Newcomb (Geelong) for the past 2 years as the Educational Leader and Lead Educator of their 3 year old Kindergarten room. Throughout this time I have seen a significant growth in the centre and am very proud of my contributions to their success.

I have spent the last 16 years in Early Childhood Education and am very fortunate to be given this wonderful opportunity.

I love children, I love families, I love community and I love my profession. I value every individual child for their uniqueness and what they bring to our community. I believe in families being the most instrumental part in their child’s life and appreciate their contributions to their child’s learning.

I cant wait to help Torquay transform into the next phase of exceptional education and quality care.

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Simone Saunders via Facebook


The Hive is our daughters second home. We truly feel like part of an extended family and the care that Beck and all the educators show us on daily basis is absolutely wonderful. They know my daughter so well and we really feel like they care deeply about her development and wellbeing. The communication, care and engagement that they demonstrate is second to none. I have had two other children go through day care (now school aged) and I can honestly say I’ve never felt happier in entrusting my child in day care. Well Done to all of the educators and to Beck for her direction.


Alexandra Summers via Facebook


Beck and the wonderful team at The Hive have created a fun and safe place for our daughter. We have seen such an improvement in her learning and development and she absolutely loves going 😊The team are so caring and invested in your child’s experience and we love getting our daily updates of what she got up to for the day.


Tahlia Aster via Facebook


The Educators at The Hive Torquay are amazing. Having been at another centre with my son, I’m glad I’ve chosen The Hive. The Hive offers a unique experience for children and are always keeping me updated with what my son is up to. The director Beck is so friendly, approachable and it is evident she loves the children and families


Christina Lloyd


Our two girls spent a short time with Beck and THELCT team and I honestly could not recommend a more engaging centre, who makes you feel like you are a part of their family. The personal touches of daily feedback of each individual child to make me feel more comfortable of their progress, to the daily snacks left at the front desk for parents by the chefs did not go unnoticed. Such a caring and supportive environment, Torquay community is lucky to have you all. Well done!


Yasmin Torrenterra

Beautiful centre with great educators and a director that really cares and engages with the children and families. Everyone at the Hive Torquay made us feel part of the community.
Our little one was cared for with a very personal approach and developed beautiful relationships with his educators.
We highly recommend it.

Address: 78-80 Beach Road, Torquay 3228
Call Us: (03) 4241 2558

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