Blackburn South

A Community Of Learners And Growers

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

The Original Starfish Centre

Opened in 2009, this centre boasts experienced educators and a rich history, with multiple generations of families having contributed to our culture.

Veggie Patch Virtues

Children at our Blackburn South centre work alongside the educators to maintain its thriving veggie patch, teaching them responsibility and to care for the environment.

Surrounded By Nature

Our centre is located amidst many beautiful nature reserves, which the children are taken to visit on their regular walking excursions.

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

Located on Canterbury Road, our Blackburn South facility offers exceptional care and learning for your child, with facilities and programs catering for ages 6 weeks to kindergarten.

Here at Starfish Early Learning, we comprehend the paramount importance of a child’s early years in shaping their future trajectory. This dedication is unmistakably demonstrated through our continuous efforts to create secure, nurturing, and motivating educational settings.
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0 - 3 years program

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.
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Meet the Team


Tonii Tran

Managing Director

Kera Degenhardt

Operations Manager

Cathy Kimbel

Blackburn South Centre Director

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Blackburn South centre is located at 168 Canterbury Rd, Blackburn South.
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 Blackburn Centre is open five days a week, Monday to Friday, from 7am to 6pm.
Our Blackburn South Centre services the following suburbs: Box Hill, Blackburn, Forest Hill, Nunawading, Burwood, Burwood East, and Vermont South. To confirm if your suburb is eligible, please contact the centre.
Our Blackburn South Centre consists of five rooms: one nursery, two toddler areas, and one area each for three and four-year-olds.

Get Started With Starfish!

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