Are you looking for an extended hours kindergarten program or child care?


Childrens Garden take enrolments for children aged between 1 to 5 or 6 years old. We encourage parents to have a tour of our unique kindergarten and child care centre. We have a wonderful, all natural centre that serves organic and biodynamic food prepared in our kitchen.


The parent handbook below is an easy read and gives you all the information you need regarding, wait list, enrolment, our philosophy, services, programs, opening hours, festivals etc. Rudolf Steiner early childhood education principles are outlined in the handbook, to give you a summary of our holistic approach. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to ask one of our staff members.

  1. RESEARCH: Explore our website. Read the Parent Handbook and make an appointment to visit the centre with your child. Come for a tour and a chat!

  2. WAITLIST: Complete Waitlist Registration Form and submit with application fee of $50.

  3. If you are successful the Centre will email a formal Offer of Place, fee schedule and information for families. 

  4. Return Acceptance of Place form with non-refundable holding deposit of $150. 

  5. Complete Enrolment Form and pay refundable bond of $1330. Confirm orientation dates & times. Sign Complying Written Agreement.

  6. Complete orientation visits and attend introductory meeting with room leader. 

  7. ENGAGE WITH OUR COMMUNITY: If you would like to, please consider what active role you might like to take in the Centre: Class Carer, gardening, cooking with the children, or art & craft in your room. Your contribution is valued in our community. You are invited to participate in some or all of the following:

  • Attend the week 3 review meeting with leader (important) 

  • Attend termly Parent Teacher meetings/individual interviews (recommended)

  • Read the Centre Newsletter (interesting)

  • Participate in Parent Education talks/workshops (preferred)

  • Enrol in the Steiner Early childhood course on Saturday afternoons for parents and educators (optional)

  • Come to the annual Working Bee (volunteer)

  • Attend school festivals and your child's birthday celebration (essential)


MORE INFORMATION ON STEINER EDUCATION - https://www.steinerearlychildhood.com/

Phone:   03 9699 1913    -    Email:   info@childrensgarden.net.au   -   Address:  45 Ferrars Place, Albert Park - Victoria
Our Kindergarten program is supported by the Victorian Government