Welcome to Baxter Kindergarten
and Children’s Centre
Baxter Kindergarten and Children's Centre is your local, community kindergarten, servicing families in Baxter and surrounds. We have demonstrated our committment towards achieving excellence in the delivery of contemporary early childhood education since opening our doors in 1976. We are respectful and inclusive of our diverse community and the diverse needs of our children.

Baxter Kindergarten and Children's Centre exceeds national standards

We are genuinely committed to best practice and continuous quality improvement. We are proud to be assessed as exceeding the National Quality Standard.


The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a high national benchmark for early childhood education and care and outside school hours care services in Australia. The NQS includes seven quality areas that are important outcomes for children. Services are assessed and rated by their regulatory authority against the NQS, and given a rating for each of the 7 quality areas and an overall rating based on these results.
For more infomation about ratings, please visit Starting Blocks, the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority's (ACECQA) website for families.

Applications for 2021 kindergarten places are now open through

Mornington Peninusula Shire's online portal

On-time registrations close on Sunday 2nd August.


We have limited places available in our three and four year old programs for this year.

Please contact our Office Administrator on 03 5971 1868 or [email protected] to enquire.

Why Choose Us?

We have put together an easy to read information pack for prospective parents and carers, considering kindergarten options for their child -

All you need to know…