BPA Children Services
BPA Children’s Services

Level 1, 459 Ballarat Road, Sunshine, VIC 3020
PO Box: 215, Sunshine, VIC 3020
Telephone: (03) 9312-3689
Fax: (03) 9312-4754
Email: info@bpachildrenservices.com

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Contact Details

44 Diamond Avenue
St Albans VIC 3021

Melways Ref: 25 E1

Phone: 9366 2376
Fax: 9366 0107
Email: albanvale.community.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Nominated Supervisor:  Cathy McKinnon

Educational Leader:  Cathy McKinnon

ACECQA National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:
QA1:  
Educational program and practice – Exceeding NQS
QA2:  Children’s health and safety – Exceeding NQS
QA3:  Physical environment – Exceeding NQS
QA4:  Staffing arrangements – Exceeding NQS
QA5:  Relationships with children – Exceeding NQS
QA6:  Collaborative partnerships with families and communities – Exceeding NQS
QA7:  Leadership and service management – Exceeding NQS
Overall rating:  Exceeding NQS 

About the Centre

TEACHERS:Cathy McKinnon & Maryanne Simaris
CO-EDUCATORS:   Cheryl Vincent, Joan Snook, Barbara Ha, Carmen Molik & Fitri Azril

 

Albanvale Kindergarten offers two 4 year old groups.

2017 Session Times: 

4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week

Wombats

Monday:
Wednesday:
Friday:
8.15am – 12.15pm
8.15am – 1.45pm
8.15am – 1.45pm

Kookaburras

Monday:
Tuesday:
Thursday:
12.45pm – 4.45pm
8.15am – 1.45pm
8.15am – 1.45pm

 

2017 Term Fees:

$360 per term

BPA Children’s Services sets annual fees based on the shortfall between Government funding and the operating costs of the centre.

Fee Subsidy for Low Income Families:

As per State Government Policy, Concession Card Holders are entitled to 15 hours per week of free kindergarten in the four year old program only. The concession card must be sighted by a member of BPA Children’s Services staff when requested. Failure to show a valid concession card will result in full fees being charged. There is no subsidy for three year old programs.

 

Centre Philosophy

Albanvale Kindergarten acknowledges that it is situated on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people who are part of the Kulin nation.

Here at Albanvale Kindergarten, the kindergarten year is seen as an essential part of a child’s early development and learning. We provide meaningful programming guided by The Early Years Framework “Belonging, Being and Becoming”. The framework consists of 5 outcomes; Identity, Community, Wellbeing, Learning and Communication which are designed to promote and acknowledge the ongoing learning for individual children.

The children have opportunities to develop skills, knowledge and an understanding of their world through self initiated and open ended play experiences. Children are encouraged to extend their individual interests through play, to become active learners using their own ideas to build on their skills and to engage in positive interactions with others.  Our program offers intentional teaching through planned and purposeful experiences to extend children’s learning and understanding of different concepts and ideas.

We believe that all children have the right to develop and succeed at their own pace. We encourage children to be inquisitive learners, to confidently attempt new experiences, learn from past experiences, problem solve and be creative thinkers. The skills that they learn at kindergarten will form the basis for future learning which they will continue to build on throughout their lives.

We as educators work in partnership with families and the wider community to ensure that the learning environment reflects children’s individual needs and their families, including children with additional needs. We acknowledge and embrace the cultural diversity of the children and their families which is also reflected in the program.

The program is documented through our Program Plans and visual display of The Learning Journey. Ongoing observations are recorded for each child and displayed in their individual Learning Stories and observational records.

 

Registration

Four Year Old Kindergarten

To be eligible for four year old kindergarten a child must turn four years of age on or before 30th of April in the year of attendance.

To register your child in 4 year old kindergarten, please collect a form from the kindergarten or Brimbank City Council who runs the Central Registration system.

Specific enquiries can be directed to:
Preschool Central Registration Administration Officer on 9249 4490 or preschool@brimbank.vic.gov.au
or to download a form click on the following link: Brimbank City Council – Preschool Registration

Three Year Old Kindergarten

This centre does not currently offer a 3 year old program.