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Delivering Quality Care & Education

Little Patch Early Learning is a privately owned childcare centre and kindergarten tucked away in an idyllic setting at the rear of 435 Inkerman Street, St Kilda East. Our purpose-built state the art early learning centre is surrounded by abundant and natural play spaces that offer a truly organic learning environment in a convenient suburban location. Our beautiful light filled facilities lead directly onto a wonderland of landscape designed playgrounds that will ignite the imagination.

Little Patch Early Learning provides both care and education within a long day care setting and caters for the littlest of enrollees in the Nursery through to the 4 Year Old Kindergarten group who develop their school readiness skills under the supportive wing of our Early Childhood Teacher.

With a commitment to "raising the bar" in early education the team at Little Patch work tirelessly to deliver exceptional quality care and education for every child, every day. Our educational philosophies are under-pinned by the widely respected Reggio Emilia approach to learning which supports enquiry and play-based learning experiences in natural and responsive environments. Our learning programs are designed to be emergent in nature and, through reflective practices, are guided by the children’s interests and needs.

Our team of educators bring an impressive range of skills, qualifications and experience, ensuring every child is supported in their learning and personal needs. Our educators participate in regular professional development, mentoring and first aid training in order to remain at the top of their profession. As a ‘feeder’ to many of the local primary schools our Early Childhood Teacher attends regular kinder networking meetings to ensure the kinder children receive a seamless transition to school.

All meals are prepared onsite and our cook delivers a diverse menu across a four week rotating menu. Our healthy, nutritious and freshly cooked meals will tempt even the fussiest of eaters and our generous servings ensure full and satisfied tummies. Our highly experienced cook can accommodate any dietary restriction and our strict food practices provide for children with allergies or anaphylaxis. Our doors are open Monday to Friday, from 7.00am to 6.30pm (closed public holidays) and fees include all meals, nappies and educational programs.