Enhancing Early Education: Springvale Childcare Excellence

A Rich And Diverse Community

Our centre respects and values all families, educators, and children, with a focus on fostering an environment of Belonging, Being, and Becoming.

Multilingual Educators

Many of the educators at our Springvale centre are multilingual, allowing them to connect with children and assist families new to the area or extended family members who may be picking up and dropping off children.

Pets To Play With

Our Springvale centre always has a few resident animals to play with, teaching the children empathy and responsibility. We have our pet dogs regularly visit for lessons in behaving safely around dogs.

Opening Hours

Our Springvale centre is open Monday to Friday, from 7am to 6pm.

Our Springvale Early Learning Centre gives your child the freedom to explore, discover, make connections, and grow.

Our Springvale Starfish Early Learning Centre located on St Johns Avenue features exceptional care and learning for your child, with facilities and programs catering for ages 6 weeks to kindergarten.

At Starfish Early Learning, we recognise the significant influence that a child’s early years can have on their future. This dedication is palpable in our efforts to establish secure, nurturing, and inspiring learning environments.

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0 - 3 years program

At Springvale Nurseries, we strive to provide a play-based curriculum that encourages learning in all developmental domains. Learning opportunities we provide include sensory experiences, construction, imaginative play, music and movement.

  • We offer extracurricular experiences with experts in physical education, arts, indigenous culture, and animals
  • Tailored for safety and developmental challenges, our facilities for babies and toddlers encourage appropriate risks while ensuring their well-being.

3-5 years funded kindergarten program

Our funded kindergarten program draws on multiple highly regarded early learning philosophies, combining them with incursions by experts in fields such as physical education, animals, dance and indigenous culture.

  • Our educators hold bachelor’s degrees in early childhood education, implement an approved educational program incorporating diverse approaches and theorists.
  • Starfish promotes child development through a relational approach, ensuring a safe, enjoyable, and enriching learning environment.

    Learn more about our funded kindergarten program and see if your child is eligible for subsidies by using our subsidy calculator.

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Meet the Team


Tonii Tran

Managing Director

Kera Degenhardt

Operations Manager

Anna Findlay

Springvale Centre Director

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Springvale centre is located at 28 St Johns Avenue, Springvale, conveniently only 500m from the Springvale train station.
The Victorian Government provides funding to support children to access a kindergarten program in the year before they start school. The funding is a contribution towards meeting the cost of the kindergarten program and is based on the number of children enrolled in the program at Starfish Early Learning Centre. Each child is eligible to attend only one funded kindergarten for a single year.
Our Springvale Centre is open five days a week, Monday to Friday, from 7am to 6pm.
Our Springvale Centre services the following suburbs: Dandenong, Dingley Village, Keysborough, Clayton South and Clarinda. To confirm an exact list, please contact us.
Our Springvale Centre offers 6 rooms: 2 nurseries, 2 toddler rooms, one room for 3-year-olds, and one for 4-year-olds.

Get Started With Starfish!

Contact our team to learn more or secure your child’s place at Starfish today!