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

Contact details

Address: 92 Maud Street
Balwyn North 3104 

Phone: (03) 9859 1259

Email:  [email protected]

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

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.

2022 session information

Please refer to the Merrell Kindergarten website. For vacancies information, you can contact the Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 9278 4444.

2023 provisional session times

3-year-old kindergarten program

Echidnas – 28 places

This program offers 15 hours of free kinder per week.


Free kinder hours


8:30am to 1:30pm

Wednesday 8:30am to 1:30pm
Friday 8:30am to 1:30pm

4-year-old kindergarten program

Wombats – 28 places

This program offers 15 hours of free kinder per week.


Free kinder hours


8:30am to 4pm

Thursday 8:30am to 4pm

    Fees – per term 2023

    The Victorian Government Free Kinder initiative is available at this kindergarten. Concession rates are not applicable.

    • 3-year-old kindergarten program (15 hours per week): Free
    • 4-year-old kindergarten program (15 hours per week): Free
    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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