The Little Patch Difference

Little Patch Early Learning is a family owned childcare centre and kindergarten tucked away in an idyllic setting at the rear of 435 Inkerman Street, St Kilda East. Rated “exceeding” the National Quality Standards, Little Patch delivers first class care and education across all age groups. Our doors are open Monday to Friday, from 7.00am to 6.30pm, with all meals, nappies, learning programs, incursions, excursions included.


Little Patch Early Learning has been architecturally designed and provides first class facilities surrounded by true nature and abundant outdoor play spaces. Our children’s rooms are light filled and offer small class/group sizes and learning experiences that encourage exploration and growth. Our abundant and leafy outdoor playgrounds facilitate year-round physical activity and encourage an appreciation for nature, as the children tend to our vegetable gardens and pets. Both our indoor and outdoor environments are designed to be adaptable to suit every age, stage and ability.

Ratings and Accreditations

Little Patch Early Learning is proud to hold the following accreditations:
Little Patch is also a proud supporter of the following organisations and upholds their best practice standards:


Continuity of care and education is paramount at Little Patch Early Learning and we understand that a friendly and familiar face can make all the difference. Our centre is designed to be an extension of the family home and our team take great care to establish and maintain trusting relationships with the children and their families. Our team of highly experienced and qualified educators participate in regular professional development, mentoring, networking sessions and first aid training to ensure they remain at the top of their profession.
The Little Patch Difference. Our team of highly experienced and qualified educators.