Welcome to BPA Children’s Services website.
This site is aimed at providing you with:
- Information about what to look for in a kindergarten for your child
- Information about our affiliated Kindergartens and Child Care Centres
- Information about BPA Children’s Services and what we do
- Various ways of getting in contact with BPA Children’s Services and their affiliated Kindergartens and Child Care Centres
The BPA Policy Committee recently reviewed the policies listed below:
- QA2 – Delivery and Collections of Children Policy – DRAFT
- QA4 – Participation of Volunteers and Students Policy – DRAFT
If you would like to provide feedback on the above policies, please forward this to the BPA Policy Committee by no later than Friday, 21st March 2017.
Staff and parents will be given a two week window in which to provide feedback. If no feedback is received the policy will be adopted. If feedback is received, this will be submitted to the BPA Policy Committee for review and consideration. The BPA Policy Committee will incorporate the feedback if they feel it is warranted, the policy will then be adopted.
Feedback to the Policy Committee can be made either via:
Address: PO Box, 215, Sunshine, VIC, 3020.
Go to our Employment Opportunities page to view the available positions and how to apply.
Please click on the relevant municipality link below to view the 2017 timetables for each of the centres BPA manage.
Please note that 2017 fees have now been finalised and are listed with the centre timetables.
Unfortunately due to lower than expected expressions of interest for 2017, BPA have made the decision to cancel the 3 year old kindergarten programs at Sunshine Kindergarten, Westerngate Kindergarten and Willis Street Kindergarten for 2017. BPA did not make this decision lightly, and it was solely based on ensuring the long term financial viability of these services.
Parents that have expressed an interest in the above centres for 2017 will be contacted shortly and given the opportunity to alter their preference.
BPA apoligises for any inconvenience this may cause.
BPA is happy to announce that Thornhill Drive Kindergarten & Children’s Centre (formerly the Keilor Downs Child Care Centre) is now open.
The centre is offering a 3 & 4 year old kindergarten program and occasional care, please refer to the Thornhill Drive Kindergarten and Thornhill Drive Occasional Care pages for session times and fees.
Brimbank Council are currently taking registrations for the 4 year old kindergarten program for 2017 and beyond. Please contact Glenda Jolley on 9249 4490 for registration details.
For 3 year old kindergarten and occasional care registrations please contact BPA on 9312 3689.
If you have any inquiries or require further information regarding the Thornhill Drive Kindergarten and Children’s Centre please contact BPA on 9312 3689 or call the centre on 9356 9553.
BPA Children’s Services is now taking Expressions of Interest for 3 year old kindergarten programs in 2017.
We are running 3, 4 and 5 hour programs across a number of services.
We offer quality play based programs which are guided by the Early Years Learning Frameworks and are delivered by qualified and experienced early childhood educators.
Services that run a 3 year old program are:
- Albion Kindergarten
- Deer Park Kindergarten
- Dorothy Carlton Preschool
- East Sunshine Kindergarten
- Epalock Crescent Kindergarten
- Kellie O’Connell Kindergarten
- South Sunshine Kindergarten
- Sunshine Kindergarten
- Sunshine Heights Kindergarten
- Sunshine Park Estate Kindergarten
- Thornhill Drive Kindergarten
- Westerngate Kindergarten
- Willis Street Kindergarten
- Botanica Springs Kindergarten
- Brookfield Kindergarten
- Taylors Hill Kindergarten
- Dobson Kindergarten
- Hyde Street Kindergarten
- Kingsville Kindergarten
- Merriwa Kindergarten
- North Maidstone Kindergarten
- Yarraville Community Kindergarten
- St Aidans Preschool
- St Andrew’s Kindergarten
- St Brendan’s Kindergarten
To express an interest for the Bimbank and Melton centres please refer to our 3YO Expression of Interest & Registration page.
To register your 3 year old in either the Maribyrnong or Moonee Valley centres please contact your local council.
Please click on the relevant municipality link below to view our 2016 timetables and fees for each of the centres that BPA manage.
– Brimbank Centre Timetables & Fees
*Please note there are new 3 year old groups at Sunshine Heights Kindergarten & Deer Park Kindergarten for 2016
– Moonee Valley Centre Timetables & Fees
*Please note there are revised times for the 3 year old program at St Andrews Kindergarten
Below please find the 2016 Victorian School Term dates for your reference:
Term 1: 1 February – 24 March
Term 2: 11 April – 24 June
Term 3: 11 July – 16 September
Term 4: 3 October – 20 December
As per the 2016 BPA Child Free Days Policy Statement, the first day of Term 2, 3 & 4 and the Monday before Melbourne Cup Day will be child free days to allow staff to attend professional development.
BPA has a strong commitment to ensure that all staff are presented with opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge, thus insuring that the program offered to your child is of the highest quality.