Coronavirus update 13 March 2020

COVID-19 restrictions: what's closed and what's open.

Some of our services may be closed or have different hours for the public holiday on Friday 23 October.

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]

Website: www.ecms.org.au/merrell-kindergarten

Open day: Contact the kindergarten to arrange a 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 2021

3-year-old kindergarten program

Echidnas - 22 places - 5 hours per week

Day

Start time

Finish time

Session length

Wednesday

8.30am

1.30pm

5 hrs

4-year-old kindergarten program

Koalas - 22 places - 15 hours per week

Day

Start time

Finish time

Session length

Monday

8.30am

4pm

7 hrs 30 mins

Thursday

8.30am

4pm

7 hrs 30 mins

Wombats - 22 places - 15 hours per week

Day

Start time

Finish time

Session length

Tuesday

8.30am

4pm

7 hrs 30 mins 

Friday

8.30am

4pm

7 hrs 30 mins

Fees - per term

3-year-old kindergarten program (5 hours per week): $478

4-year-old kindergarten program (15 hours per week): $650

Conditions

Term fees include:

  • All program costs
  • Incursions
  • Excursions

Concessions

Victorian government subsidy is available for eligible families that reduces the fee for the 4-year-old program to $0

No concessions are available for the 3-year-old kindergarten program.

Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme

Ready to enrol?

You can preference up to 5 kinders in your application.

Rating against the National Quality Standards

Early childhood education and care services are assessed and rated against the National Quality Standards (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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