• The Avenue is a special place – a home away from home for our children, their families and our staff.

    Our not-for-profit, community-run centre has provided an invaluable kindergarten and early childhood service to local residents and the wider community for more than 45 years.

    We are different from many other centres as we are community run. Our building is owned by the City of Port Phillip and our centre is managed by a committee of volunteer parents.

    The centre is run by a dedicated team of educators and support staff, one of whom has been at The Avenue for more than 30 years, and an experienced volunteer committee of parents.

    Parents dedicate their skills and time to The Avenue’s Committee of Management, which provides effective governance and stability to the centre as well as consistent involvement in the day-to-day running of the centre. Our staff and community of parents are very committed and engaged in the management of the centre and welfare of the attending children.

    There are many opportunities for parents to get involved in making The Avenue a wonderful place for our children – from taking part in story time; to helping in the kitchen or attending bush kinder; to running incursions, and rolling up their sleeves at working bees.