We recognise that each child is unique and intrinsically motivated to learn.


We recognise that each child is unique and intrinsically motivated to learn.

We support play-based learning that offers diverse opportunities to explore, discover and create. We understand children are active participants in their own learning and that the best learning outcomes for children are more achievable if a collaborative relationship is developed between; children, families, educators and the community.

The basis of Russell Court’s vision for children’s learning is acknowledgement that children’s lives are characterised by ‘belonging, being and becoming’.


Russell Court Kindergarten has been rated as Exceeding National Quality Standard.


Russell Court was originally called Roseberry Street and was a street directly off Queen Street, Altona meadows. Russell Court was an extension of this street until it was closed to form a court and renamed. The planning and structure of the area was changed and towards the end of 1986 the centre was renamed Russell Court Kindergarten. The centre was built to cater for the increasing number of children in the Altona Meadows area. The kindergarten officially opened in July 1985 by the then Mayor Cr. Les Crofts. The centre is owned by the Hobson’s Bay city council, with the Committee of Management leasing the building from council. Over the years the centre has provided services such as 4 year old kindergarten, Maternal & Child Health, playgroup weight waters and neighbourhood watch.


Maternal Child & Health Services

The Maternal and Child Health Centre is managed by Hobsons Bay City Council. More information about this service can be obtained by visiting the Hobsons Bay Council website. The contact number for the Maternal and Child Health Centre is 03 9932 3090.