St Kilda & Balaclava Kindergarten

Vacancy info not available
7:30AM - 6:00PM

About St Kilda & Balaclava Kindergarten

Welcome to the St Kilda and Balaclava Kindergarten (SKBK).
Our community-run Kindergarten has served the families of St Kilda and Balaclava since we first opened our doors on Blanche Street in 1911, and from our current premises since 1925.

Our Kindergarten provides a service that supports and enhances families and aims to meet the needs of our community. We offer a play-based program to pre-school children in a rich and stimulating learning environment where children are supported to explore and discover through play; who they are, their capabilities and their role in our changing world.

SKBK doesn’t just have a sense of community, we exist because of it. We thrive on the development of positive community relationships and embrace and celebrate the diverse linguistic and cultural input our families provide. Through working bees, excursions, in-services and networking with local organisations, our unique and vibrant community is the cornerstone of our Kindergarten.

SKBK is actively involved in nurturing our immediate environment and in taking steps to promote environmental awareness and sustainable practices. Consideration for the natural world is a part of everything we do.

We offer three-to-four year old and four-to-five year old long-day kindergarten programs for 48 weeks of the year.

We hope you enjoy discovering all our Kinder has to offer.

Child Care Fees & Availability

How old is your little one?

6 weeks - 12 months

Current availability

Vacancy information is not available for this age group.

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$0.00 a day per child

Estimated fees

Fees vary based on rebate availability. You may be eligible to a rebate of up to 75% of your childcare fees.

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Getting to St Kilda & Balaclava Kindergarten

23 Nelson Street, Balaclava

Opening hours

7:30AM - 6:00PM

St Kilda & Balaclava Kindergarten Reviews

  • Matthew Holyoake - 11 months ago

    I myself was a former student who went here from 1982 to 1983 (Almost was going to consider St. Bede's via Elwood)!!! Back then the premises looked totally different to now...It had a concrete pathway that surrounded the place with alot grass between, there was even a sandpit back then which was a very big deal in those times! With more greenery and less tanbark which I don't get with the place nowadays...The place to me now looks like mini fortress but I guess with today's climate I get why which is kinda sad but a reality (there's even a door intercom before you enter). I had alot of great memories in here in 82/83 with the water wheel works and play doh making...I wish the place would have an opening day for past students who've passed on here though as I'd love to see what the interior of the place looks like now for old time sake...I'll leave a word here and it's a long shot?! From 1982 and my final year of 1983, I was close friends with 2 guys but the names of Leon & Nicolas, if you guys are somehow reading this?!!....Sigh.

  • Pebli - over 1 year ago

    I went to this kindergarten and still have the fondest memories, best kinder in melbourne and not only relaxing and fun but such a creative environment that allows kids to thrive, no better way to start life, I honestly believe it shaped me as a person and taught me so much about myself, I don't know where I would be without it honestly

ACECQA nqs rating
Exceeding NQS

Balaclava suburb information

Balaclava is a suburb located in Victoria. There are approximately 5 child care centres in Balaclava and fees are above the national average.

Average cost per day



0-12 Months



13-24 Months



2-3 Years

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NQS rating & quality

National Average
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