Welcome to Gillys ELC

Welcome to Gillys Early Learning Centre, where our home becomes your home.

With a warm and welcoming environment for children aged 6 months to 3 years, our dedicated team of educators provide a nurturing and secure space where your child can learn, grow, and thrive within a Jewish environment in the heart of East St Kilda

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Our program is closely guided by the National Quality Frameworks (NQF) and is based on our core values of having high expectations of children. We believe they can succeed to become respectful citizens, developing enquiring minds  and having a healthy self-identity


We pride ourselves on having strong partnerships with our families and local community. Children thrive when they have strong connections to the local community, fostering social connections, cultural awareness, and a sense of belonging


Book a tour, enrol or join our waitlist. Please also feel free to call our centre or enrolment officer to answer with any queries. We look forward to making our home your home

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Why choose Gillys

Experience counts

Gilly’s has been providing excellence in early childcare education to the Melbourne Jewish Community for over 35 years.

Rich stimulating program

Gillys provides a high-quality program incorporating a rich integrated Jewish program based on the EYLF (Early Years Framework)

Our Pets

Our pets are an integral feature of our centre and provide wonderful informal learning moments. Caring for our animals, observing their behaviours or just making friends are part of our everyday experience at Gillys

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Weekly in house yoga and mindfulness

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Our Pets

Meet our menagerie of pets

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Jewish Program

Weekly in house yoga and mindfulness


Weekly in house yoga and mindfulness

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Specialist Music

Weekly in house yoga and mindfulness

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Weekly in house yoga and mindfulness

What our parents are saying

“After 2 children and 4 years at Gillys, we are so sad to be completing our final year here. There aren’t enough adjectives to describe the staff- warm, friendly, loving and so caring. We can not recommend this centre enough!”

“We cannot thank the wonderful team at Gilly’s enough for the amazing care and love you have shown our daughter over the last two years. Watching her blossom and grow under your guidance has been beautiful to witness.”

“There is no feeling more comforting as a parent than the ability to walk away knowing that your child is in the best hands and care possible. Thank you for such an incredibly warm and generous experience”

Want to experience the Gillys difference?

Achieving the coveted Exceeding National Standards of the National Quality Standards, our award-winning centre and educators combine all the best attributes of quality care providing children with a home away from home.

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Get in Touch By Phone Or email

Want to enquire about Gillys. You can call the centre or our enrolment officer directly


9525 9150