Barring Djinang (which means “little footsteps” in the Taungurung language) is Council-run. We offer extended hours kindergarten for children aged 3 to 5 years.

The centre is on Level 5 of South Melbourne Primary School, which is Melbourne's first vertical school. The school is also home to a Maternal and Child Health service, located on level 1.

The kindergarten program is delivered by a team of qualified educators, in a modern setting with a rooftop outdoor play space and city views!

The kindergarten has been rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Barring Djinang is not affected by the school's zoned boundaries. Any interested family can register their child without being required to attend the South Melbourne Primary School the following year.

You choose arrival and departure times for your child that suit you best within the opening hours listed below. The kindergarten program is provided by a Degree qualified early childhood teacher from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm.

Our programs

At our Council-managed services we offer a rich and stimulating play-based educational program that is designed around children's interests and developmental needs.

Children’s wellbeing is at the centre of all we do. Our educators support children to develop social and emotional skills through playing, learning, and exploring with their peers.

The indoor and outdoor spaces feature resources and opportunities that allow children of all abilities to be included in the program. 

We respect and value the diversity of our community. We strive to reflect the cultures and values of families in our services.


Families provide food for their child. This should include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Centre tours

We encourage families to tour any centres they are interested in attending before registering their child.

To visit Barring Djinang Kindergarten, please call the centre directly to make an appointment. Please allow approximately 30 minutes for the tour.

Our team are happy to answer all your questions.

For support or more information

Email: BarringDjinang@portphillip.vic.gov.au
Phone: 03 9209 6840


Tuesday to Friday 8 am to 5.30 pm
(minimum 2 day attendance policy applies)

Public holidays

Barring Djinang Kindergarten is closed on all public holidays, and over the Christmas and New Year period.


$147 per day (City of Port Phillip residents). Find out about your eligibility for subsidies.

Families can access the Victorian Government’s Free Kinder program at Barring Djinang Kindergarten. See Free Kinder for more information.


Level 5, 129 Ferrars Street, Southbank 3006

Register or book a tour

Quality rating

Barring Djinang Kindergarten is rated Exceeding by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). For more information visit ACECQA.