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A kindergarten with a long-standing reputation for supporting children's needs.

Contact details

Address: 92 Maud Street
Balwyn North 3104 

Phone: 9859 1259

Email:  [email protected]


Visit the kindergarten: Visit Open days for kindergartens for information about the annual open day in May, or contact the kindergarten to arrange a time to visit.

About The Merrell Kindergarten 

This kindergarten is well resourced with educational supplies and equipment and has an imaginative and natural outdoor play environment including a cubby house, mud-digging patch, vegetable and herb garden, worm farm, and bird and butterfly-attracting plants. 

Communication, collaboration and planning between teachers and families are a focus. The kindergarten also has strong links to neighbouring schools.

The Merrell Kindergarten is managed by Early Childhood Management services (ECMS).

Learn more about the centre's staff, programs, facilities and philosophies on their website.

Session times 2022

3-year-old kindergarten program

Echidnas – 22 places – 5 hours per week


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Finish time

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5 hrs

4-year-old kindergarten program

Wombats – 22 places – 15 hours per week


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7 hrs 30 mins 




7 hrs 30 mins


Per term 2022

3-year-old kindergarten program (5 hours per week): $235

4-year-old kindergarten program (15 hours per week): $705


Term fees include:

  • all program costs
  • incursions
  • excursions.


Victorian Government subsidy is available for eligible families that reduces the fee per term to:

  • $0 for 3-year-old kindergarten
  • $0 for 4-year-old kindergarten.
Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme

Ready to enrol?

You can preference up to 5 kinders in your application.

Rating against the National Quality Standard

Early childhood education and care services are assessed and rated against the National Quality Standard (NQS) to:

  • promote continuous improvement in the provision of quality education and care
  • improve knowledge and access to information about the quality of services to help families make informed decisions about their child’s education and care.

See The Merrell Kindergarten Inc.'s rating against the NQS and learn more about the assessment process on the StartingBlocks website.

Note: These details have been provided by The Merrell Kindergarten Inc. in partnership with the Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme (BKCES). For the most up-to-date information, visit the The Merrell Kindergarten Inc. website.

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