Thank you to our local community for all your support! 

Our 3-4 year old and 4-5 year old play based programs offer a nurturing, dynamic and creative environment, indoors and out.

Complete our 2025 waiting list registration form here!

Our Sessional Kinder Timetable

In 2024 and 2025 we are proposing to offer two groups of funded 3yo kindergarten of 15 hours
and two groups of funded 
4yo kinder of 15 hours.

The 3yo Warrin (Wombat - blue) group will run on Wednesday mornings from 8.30am - 1.00pm, Thursday afternoons from 1.00pm-4.00pm and Fridays from 8.30am-4.00pm

The 3yo Kurrborra (Koala - yellow) group will run on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8.30am - 4.00pm 

The 4yo Gawarn (Echidna - red) group will run on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8.30am - 4.00pm.

The 4yo Walert (Possum - green) group will be at bush kinder on Wednesdays from 12.50pm - 3.50pm, and back at kinder on Thursdays from 8.30am - 1.00pm and Fridays from 8.30am - 4.00pm.

Take a virtual tour of Ripponlea!



Ripponlea Kindergarten is immensely proud of our Bush Kinder program and this article, recently published in The Guardian, highlights many of the wonderful skills students can learn within a program like ours.

In 2021, Ripponlea kinder received an award recognising our service as delivering "Excellence" in early childhood education. The KindiCare Rating is based on both community feedback from families using our service as well as our centre's performance under the National Quality Framework from ACECQA. Our service was rated 9.2 out of 10. The award...

Ripponlea Kindergarten acknowledges the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land where we learn, play and work. We pay our respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their Elders, past and present.

Ripponlea Kindergarten is committed to creating a Child Safe environment. Protecting children from harm and abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of all staff members. 


Take a tour

Visit us at: ‚Äč25 Carrington Grove, St Kilda East

Our entrance is to the LEFT of the main entrance at Ripponlea Primary School.

Please fill in the form on the Contact / Tours page to book your spot.