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A welcoming kindergarten where each child is supported to belong, grow and blossom’.

Contact details

Address: 2 Kendall Street, Canterbury 3126

Phone:  (03) 9836 0305

Email:  [email protected]

Website: Canterbury Gardens Kindergarten website

Visit the kindergarten: Visit our How to choose page for information about the annual open day in May, or contact the kindergarten to arrange a time to visit.

Logo for Canterbury Gardens Kindergarten with flowers and the text 'Canterbury Gardens Kindergarten. Belong, Grow, Blossom.'

About Canterbury Gardens Kindergarten

A kindergarten where experienced, passionate teachers and co-educators strive to provide a magical year for each child. The stimulating play-based program is open-ended, flexible and responsive to the children’s interests and individual levels of development. 

The program includes music time, special days (for example, grandparent/s day), gardening, an end of year concert and many more exciting experiences.

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

New Community Precinct in Canterbury

In 2023, Canterbury Gardens Kindergarten will operate from the Canterbury Community Precinct at 2 Kendall Street, Canterbury.

Read more about the new Canterbury Community Precinct on our New Community Precinct in Canterbury page.

The new Canterbury Community Precinct will ensure easy access to services and facilities related to health and wellbeing services and facilities.

2023 and 2024 session times

3-year-old kindergarten program

Caterpillars – 22 places

This program offers 15 hours of free kindergarten each week.


Start time


9:30 am to 2:30 pm


9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Thursday 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

4-year-old kindergarten program

Butterflies – 22 places

This program offers:

  • 15 hours of free kindergarten each week, and
  • 4 hours and 30 minutes of additional optional hours. For 2023 enrolled families, please discuss these additional optional hours directly with the kindergarten.


Free kinder hours

Additional hours


8:30 am to 1:30 pm

1:30 pm to 3 pm


8:30 am to 1:30 pm

1:30 pm to 3 pm


8:30 am to 1:30 pm

1:30 pm to 3 pm

2023 fees per term 

The Victorian Government Free Kinder initiative is available at this kindergarten. Concession rates don't apply.

3-year-old kindergarten program

  • Caterpillars (13 hours 30 minutes per week): free

4-year-old kindergarten program

  • Butterflies (15 hours per week): free
  • Additional hours (5 hours 15 minutes per week): $300

Additional costs

  • Incursions/excursions: $200 per year
  • Parental contribution: $600 per year. This is a voluntary contribution.
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 Canterbury Gardens Kindergarten's rating against the NQS and learn more about the assessment process on the StartingBlocks website.

Please note: These details have been provided by Canterbury Gardens Kindergarten in partnership with the Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme (BKCES). For the most up-to-date information, visit the Canterbury Gardens Kindergarten website.

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