Our College > MLC Kindle (ELC) - 6 weeks to 5 years

The Kindle program caters for children who are 6 weeks to 5 year of age. It is a coeducation program, based on the Reggio Emilia philosophy.


We have dynamic, creative and passionate educators working in our program who care for our children and their wellbeing. Our comprehensive program includes music, Japanese, gymnastics, library and computer skills. There are also opportunities to explore literacy and numeracy. 

Director of MLC Kindle, Ms Bec Drysdale

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Small group tours run every Thursday at 10.15 am during term time and are limited to two family members per booking. Please book at the link below or contact mlckindle@mlc.vic.edu.au for all tour enquiries.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your tour in order to follow COVID sign-in procedures.

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In the meantime, please enjoy our Virtual Tour: 

Exceeding National Quality Standards

The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a high benchmark for early childhood education and care in Australia, with services assessed and rated by the regulatory authority across seven essential quality areas.

In 2021, MLC Kindle achieved a rating of 'exceeding' for all areas, which is the highest eligible rating.

Child Care Subsidy

As MLC Kindle is an approved child care centre, the Child Care Subsidy is available for parents to claim depending on your circumstances, including the four-year-old sessional kindergarten program. 

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Kindle Programs

MLC Kindle is open from 7.30 am to 6.30 pm Monday to Friday
for 50 weeks of the year.

Core program hours: 8.30 am to 3.30 pm.
Sunrise Programs: 7.30 am – 8.30 am
Twilight programs: 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm

Program Options:

5 Day: Monday to Friday
3 Day: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
2 Day: Thursday and Friday​
The Sparrows’ Nest program operates from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm with Sunrise and Twilight programs also available.
The maximum class size is 12 children.

The educators in the Sparrows’ Nest understand how important it is for children to feel secure and be part of a friendly and stimulating environment.
Our family centred care approach provides children of similar ages with opportunities to grow and learn together. Each child’s individual home routine is replicated throughout their stay. Parents are encouraged to liaise with staff on a daily basis to optimise each child’s learning experience.
Our program is based on learning through play. Children are encouraged to explore a variety of developmentally appropriate experiences designed to enhance children’s skills in all areas of development by utilising a wide range of materials and resources.


The Pelican House program operates from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm with Sunrise and Twilight Programs also available.
The maximum class size is 15 children.

The toddler program is designed to introduce children to a group situation where they have a variety of exciting experiences.
The emphasis is on learning through play. Children have the opportunity to practise language skills through play, music and interacting with their peers. We use a range of materials and resources to achieve our program goals and encourage children to explore and experiment while expressing their thoughts, feelings and ideas. Parent participation is encouraged and staff work in partnership with parents to optimise each child’s learning experience.


All children must be 3 years old before April 30 in the year of attendance.
The Garden Class operates from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm, with Sunrise and Twilight programs also available.
The maximum class size is 20 children.

This specialised program for three year old children is sensitive to the enormous developmental changes that occur during this time.
We acknowledge a child’s need for exploration, experimentation and discovery, as their vocabulary and intellectual skills are rapidly expanding.
We believe that establishing a balance between their striving for independence and their need for continual reassurance is of the utmost importance.
We aim to provide children with the confidence and ability to make a smooth and positive transition to the next stage of their education.


All children must be 4 years old before April 30 in the year of attendance.
Ocean Class program operates from 8.30 am – 3.30 pm on Monday to Friday, with Sunrise and Twilight programs.
The maximum class size is 22 children.

The Ocean Class program is designed to cater for each child’s needs and strengths in all areas of development,
with an emphasis on the development of confidence and self-esteem.


All children must be 4 years old before April 30 in the year of attendance.
The Dolphin Class operates Monday to Thursday from 8.45 am to 3 pm, during school term only.
Sunrise and Twilight Programs are not available.
The maximum class size is 22 children.

The sessional kindergarten program caters for individual requirements across all areas of development and is designed to build confidence
and self-esteem in each child. Through embracing inquisitive learning and expanding on knowledge, skills and abilities,
Dolphin Class prepares children for the next stage in their education.

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A Kindle Snapshot

Learn more about how MLC Kindle gives your child the best start to their educational journey.


  • Infant care for babies from six weeks to 18 months
  • Toddler care from 18 months to three years 
  • Three year old kindergarten 
  • Four year old kindergarten (core and sessional program) 


  • Homerooms for babies and toddlers 
  • A multi-purpose room, the ‘Piazza’, which provides a spacious dining area 
  • Moveable doors and walls for flexible learning experiences 
  • Security systems to ensure your child’s safety, including swipe entry for building access


  • Access to the excellent education resources available through MLC 
  • Opportunities to explore early literacy and numeracy 
  • Incursions and specialist teachers 
  • School holiday programs 
  • Nutritionally balanced breakfast, lunch and snacks prepared by an on-site chef 
  • Extended hours programs to meet family needs

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Prep - Year 6

A stimulating, caring Junior School environment, where friendships flourish and personalities develop.

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Years 7 - 8

Experience the exhilaration of personal achievement within a challenging, supportive and exciting learning environment at Junior Secondary School.

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Years 9 - 10

 Involvement, empowerment, discovery and independence are key themes in Middle School at MLC.

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Years 11 - 12

An exciting and diverse Senior School environment, where students are offered a wide range of subject choices and learning approaches that prepare them for life beyond school.  

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