Mt Eliza Pre-School

Provides a play-based early learning program for two pre-kinder groups (3 year olds) & two kindergarten groups (4 year olds), Located next to the maternal and child health centre. Bright and cheerful with an expansive outdoor area.  Equality, diversity and family involvement are respected.

Address 95/97 Wimbledon Avenue, Mount Eliza

Contact (03) 9787 1560 | Website


Walkers Rd Pre-School

Early childhood educational program. Located in a natural bush setting. Two pre-kinder groups (3 year olds) & two kindergarten groups (4 year olds). Strong family involvement

Address 47 Walkers Rd, Mount Eliza

Contact (03) 9787 6746 | Website


Kunyung Pre-School Centre

One 3 year old session and two 4 year old sessions per week. Strong family involvement. Caring environment.

Address 44 Barmah Street, Mount Eliza

Contact  (03) 9787 2349 | Website


Padua Kindergarten

Private all-day exclusive kindergarten. Locally owned. Extended structured programs for 3 and 4 year olds. Less commercialised than traditional kindergartens and very nature focused.  Extensive range of activities in each year group.

Address  72 Exford Dr Mornington

Contact  (03) 5976 1022 |

Childcare & Early Learning Centres

Mt Eliza House Childcare & Early Learning Centre

Privately, family owned and operated. Care available for children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years old. Caring and stimulating environment.

Cultural diversity is embraced and monthly incursions are a highlight in the centre.

Address  41 Baden Powell Pl Mt Eliza

Contact  (03) 9787 0788 | Website


Guardian Early Learning Centre – Mt Eliza

Designed for year round fun! Each room at the child care centre has a large verandah space and designated yard, allowing for outdoor play in all weather conditions. Surrounded by large trees, veggie patches and worm farms, there are plenty of opportunities for inquisitive minds to explore and learn in nature. Part of a group of custom designed centres.

Address  1305 Nepean Hwy, Mount Eliza

Contact  (03) 9775 4999 | Website


Minimbah ECC

Minimbah operates a purpose-built Early Childhood Centre (ECC), which caters for both 3-year-old and 4-year-old children. It is

Staffed by expert and experienced professionals influenced by Reggio Emilia and the Scandinavian Forest Schools, the Early Childhood Centre at Minimbah (ECC) is based on socio-cultural theory, inquiry and play-based learning. Operating from 9am to 3pm, four-year-olds attend the centre four days per week, Monday to Thursday whilst the three-year-old program is run two days per week, on Thursdays and Fridays.

Address  3 Minmbah Court, Frankston South

Contact  (03) 9788 6288 | Website


Penbank ECP

Fostering the individual intellectual, social and emotional growth through imaginative and creative play, Penbank Early Childhood Program (ECP) provides one of the largest facilities on the Mornington Peninsula. The rural location provides the ideal stage for children to flourish as curious, confident and independent learners. Operating from 9am to 3pm, four-year-olds attend three days per week, Tuesday to Thursday whilst the three-year-old program is run two days per week, on Mondays and Fridays.

Address  460 Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mooroduc

Contact  (03) 5978 8425 | Website

toorak college Early Learning & PLaygroup

Influenced by Reggio Emilia practices, each day at Toorak Early Learning is filled with a plethora of play-based learning and explicit teaching of the basics that address the attention spans of emerging learners. The full program takes advantage of the school’s wide resources, preparing children for a lifetime of learning. Programs are tailored to the individual needs of three, four and five year olds, with extension and preparation underpinning the goals for each child.

The Little Learners’ playgroup runs for two-year-olds and their guardians on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:45 to 10:45. Children have an opportunity to explore the Early Learning program in a safe and secure environment in preparation for their career as life-long learners.

Address  Old Mornington Road, Mount Eliza

Contact  (03) 9788 7200 | Website

piccolos accelerated early learning

As the area’s only Montessori centre, Piccolos Accelerated Early Learning is a kindergarten within a long day care centre. Children enjoy a respectful and caring environment where they are challenged to build on their confidence and self-esteem through activities designed to prepare them for school. Programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of each child and their families.

Address  118 Overport Road, Frankston South

Contact  (03) 9787 6730 |

Woodland ELC

New to the area in 2019, Woodland Early Learning Centre is located at St Thomas More Primary School offering an enriching learning environment that respects the role of the parent and care giver in helping children reach their potential. The four-year-old program is run on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school term, with four-year-olds attending Monday, Wednesday and Friday. All days are 8:30am to 11:30am.

Address  313 Canadian Bay Road, Mount Eliza

Contact  (03) 9708 8444 | Website