BPA Children Services
BPA Children’s Services

Level 1, 459 Ballarat Road
Sunshine VIC 3020

Phone: (03) 9312-3689
Fax: (03) 9312-4754
Email: info@bpachildrenservices.com

Contact Details

Clarkes Road
Brookfield VIC 3338

Melways Ref: 342 C3

Phone: 9747 2409
Fax: 9747 2349
Email: botanica.springs.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Nominated Supervisor:  Aida Simovic

Educational Leader:  Aida Simovic

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


2019 Session Times

Botanica Springs Kindergarten offers four 4 year old groups and a 3 year old group.

4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week

Blue

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday:8.30am – 1.30pm

Green

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday:9.30am – 2.30pm

Orange

Monday:
Tuesday & Wednesday:
12.45pm – 4.45pm
9.15am – 2.45pm

Purple

Monday:
Thursday & Friday:
8.15am – 12.15pm
8.15am – 1.45pm

3 year old kindergarten – 5 hours per week

Red

Thursday & Friday:9.00am – 11.30am

2019 Term Fees

4YO

$400 per term

3YO

$405 per term

Fee Subsidy for Low Income Families

As per State Government Policy, Concession Card Holders are entitled to 15 hrs 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

  • Botanica Springs proudly opened its doors to children and families for the first time on the 2nd of February 2015.
  • We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, on whose land we build our community today.
  • We believe that as advocates for children it is our duty to ensure that they’re in a safe, secure, protected and inviting environment. We strongly support The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and will ensure that these are respected and honoured in relation to all children in our community.
  • We believe that it is our honour to be “Early Childhood Educators”. We’re in a privileged position as we are supporting children in becoming “Global Citizens” on their education path.
  • We believe that each child is a unique, special, capable and valued member of the Globe and has a great deal to contribute. Our programs offer children the opportunity to have a voice and express their contributions.
  • Our program is strongly driven and guided by fundamental ideas that children are “knowledge bearers” and it is our responsibility to create an environment in which they can develop their potential. Ideas on teaching about respect, responsibility, kindness and community are incorporated in our teaching and interactions with children, families and the community.
  • We are committed to preparing children for life through play based and interest driven curriculum but also through intentional teaching. Our programs are carefully designed to reflect children’s interests, family’s involvement in our service, educator’s personal philosophies, BPA Children’s Services, Melton City Council Early Years Plan and National Early Years Learning Frameworks. Our teaching is strongly influenced by the Practices and Principles of the framework.
  • We have high expectations for each child. All children are viewed as capable to achieve their full potential and become whatever they choose to be.
  • We value our natural environment and use it to help us teach children about connection between land, animals, nature and people.
  • Children attending our programs have opportunities to take risks and make choices and decisions about matters that affect their lives and their world.
  • Partnerships with families are important to us. We value and respect diverse family values, parenting practices and the culture each individual family brings to our service. We respect and embrace differences and cultural values and invite families to become involved in our programs and service.
  • We have a strong commitment to each other and are focused on building professional relationships with all early childhood professionals in the hub and early intervention professionals. Working with BPA Children’s Services to ensure all policies and procedures are followed is a priority to us. All professional relationships are built on respect, trust, acceptance with open, honest and ongoing reflection.
  • Above all Botanica Springs Kindergarten is a welcoming, warm and happy place for children, families and all early childhood professionals.

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 Melton City Council who runs the Central Registration system.

Specific enquiries can be directed to the Melton City Council Kindergartens Team on 9747 7284 or kindergartens@melton.vic.gov.au

Three Year Old Kindergarten

To be eligible for 3 year old kindergarten a child must turn three years of age on or before 30th April in the year of attendance. Children CANNOT commence before they turn three years of age.

THOSE CHILDREN OFFERED A PLACE BUT TURN THREE AFTER THE START OF TERM 1 (AND PRIOR TO 30TH APRIL) MAY HOLD A PLACE FOR THAT CHILD BY PAYING THE TERM 1 FEES IN FULL.

To register your child in 3 year old kindergarten, please collect a form from the kindergarten or BPA Children’s Services who runs the Registration system for Three Year Old Kindergarten.

Enquiries can be directed to Raylee Waters on 9312 3689 or enrol@bpachildrenservices.com

To download an Expression of Interest or Registration form please refer to the 3 Year Old Registration Forms tab to the right of screen.