St. Paul’s Anglican Kindergarten is is a not for profit organisation nestled in the tree-lined streets of Canterbury. St. Paul’s has been delivering play-based pre-school programs to local children for over 70 years.
The teaching staff are highly qualified Early Childhood Professionals who strive to enrich children’s lives through vibrant and diverse tailored learning programs, which prepare children for life, not just for school.
We are a warm, welcoming and positive environment for your child to learn and grow; a place where learning is fun and enduring friendships are made.
Families who live outside the municipality are welcome to apply for a position for their child.
All our enrolments are are done through the Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolments Scheme (BKCES).
Our program offers an outstanding learning experience within a stimulating and nurturing environment for all our children.
Focusing on emotional development and independence through play.
Developing social and self-help skills along with foundations for numeracy and literacy.
A school readiness program for the older child who would benefit from another year of kinder or a longer program.
Surrounded by an increasingly fast-paced, highly structured and technological world, we recognise the importance of teaching the children to slow down, explore the natural environment, problem solve and take risks within a supported framework.
Bush Kinder offers unplanned, unknown and unpredictable encounters, which lead to significant provocations for learning. (Waters 2012)
Bush Kinder has been extensively researched, particularly overseas, and shows significant benefits to children’s confidence, motivation, resilience and concentration, as well as increased visual, social, physical, imaginative and language skills.
At St. Paul’s we are incredibly fortunate to be able to offer such a rich and diverse opportunity for our children within an inner-city environment.
In addition to our regular curriculum, we also offer a wide range of supplemental specialist programs to enrich and positively influence each child’s social, physical, emotional and cognitive development. Sport4Kids, music, Drama Toolbox, yoga & mindfulness classes take place across all programs.
Our rich and varied incursion and excursion roster is what sets our kinder apart. We offer street and dog safety, first aid, Drama Toolbox, beekeeping, Indigenous cultural experience, native animal and reptile experiences.
We also organise excursions to places of interest such as visiting the local Primary School, the National Art Gallery, Melbourne Museum, Bush Kinder and local shops.
This ensures the children are exposed to a plethora of engaging and educational experiences.
We aim to teach sustainable practices through our curriculum and actions to support children in becoming environmentally responsible throughout their entire life.
We invite and actively encourage all parents to be a part of our kinder community through multiple avenues.
The teaching staff are highly qualified Early Childhood Professionals who strive to enrich children’s lives through vibrant and diverse learning programs, which prepare children for life.
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For all enrolment or program-related queries please contact Lisa Dobson on
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live, the the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation, and pay our respects to Elders past and present. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.