Dame Nellie Melba Kindergarten (DNMK) is a historic, community-run kindergarten providing 3-year-old kinder, 4-year-old kinder and extended care sessions to over 90 families in and around the inner-Melbourne suburb of Richmond. Established in 1915 with opera singer Dame Nellie Melba as patron, DNMK is set in a leafy green oasis. It provides large open spaces for children and the educational philosophy focuses on environmental sustainability and a connection with nature.