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  • Welcome to The Avenue

    We are a small, community-run, not-for-profit, early childhood centre in Balaclava
  • Our philosophy is to provide 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.

    • “We feel very lucky to have stumbled across such a welcoming community and nurturing environment for our son. His kindergarten teachers are excellent, they respond to his interests and have significantly contributed to increasing his learning and confidence”.

      Alice Drew & Matt Poy
    • “The Avenue is such a fun and caring environment, the carers and educators are all amazing. It feels like an extension of our own family.”

      Andy & Fiona Feeney
    • “The Avenue kinder program was excellent and set my son up superbly for a smooth transition into school while still providing the flexibility of long daycare”

      Kinder Room Parents
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  • 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

  • The Avenue community acknowledges the traditional owners of the land our centre is on, the Yalukit-Willam Clan of the Boonwurrung People, where we meet, learn and play. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and future. This land always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.