• Interested in enrolling your child?

  • Welcome to The Avenue

    We are a small, community run Childcare & Kindergarten located in Balaclava
    • Baby Program

      Our 0-2 year old room has 8 babies with 2 full time early childhood educators.

    • Toddler Program

      Our 2-3 year old room has 12 toddlers with 3 full time early childhood educators.

    • 3 year old kindergarten

      We offer Kindergarten for 3 year olds, in a long day care setting

    • 4 year old kindergarten

      We offer a fully funded Kindergarten program in a long day care setting.

    • Our Children

      We are a small, unique centre

    • Weeks

      Open 50 weeks of the year

    • $
      Long day care

      Community run, family centred

    • Dedicated staff

      Committed to your children’s future

  • Our philosophy is to offer play-based learning, focusing on the children’s strengths and interests.

    • Play

      We believe childhood is about fun and having the freedom to play.

    • Environment

      We provide a happy, stimulating, educational, supervised, calm and nurturing environment.

    • Relationships

      We value trusting, positive and inclusive relationships between children, staff, families and our community.

    • Community

      We don’t just have a sense of our community, we exist because of it.

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    • “Coming from India, it was a big challenge to settle Niall into a child care program, but hats off to teachers and staff at The Avenue who understood his challenges and paid attention to his needs.”

      Madhur & Gaurav Sethi
    • “The Avenue is such a friendly, happy and welcoming place. We love that every staff member knows your name, and knows our children – it feels like one big family.”

      Lucy & Will Temple-Smith
    • “The kinder program, in particular, has played a really important role in building my son’s confidence and preparing him for school next year.”

      Yuki Simmonds
  • Contact Us

    Our address and contact details
    • Our Address

      The Avenue Children’s Centre & Kindergarten
      39 The Avenue
      Balaclava VIC 3183

    • Phone & E-mail

      P: (03) 9527 9142
      E: Email Us

    • Business Hours

      Monday – Friday
      7:30am – 6:00pm
      Closed public holidays