14-16 Black Dog Drive
Brookfield VIC 3338
Melways Ref: 336 G12
Phone: 9971 5092
Fax: 9971 5092
Co-Ordinator: Rebecca Spry
Educational Leader: Rebecca Spry & Lyn Saunders
ACECQA National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:
QA1: Educational program and practice – Meeting NQS
QA2: Children’s health and safety – Meeting NQS
QA3: Physical environment – Meeting 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 – Exceeding NQS
Overall rating: Meeting NQS
Centre Operating Hours
Monday to Friday: 6.45am – 6.15pm except for Public Holidays and the Monday before Melbourne Cup Day.
On this day staff will be attending 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.
The centre is closed for 2 weeks over the Christmas/New Year period.
About the Centre
Brookfield Children’s Centre is a not for profit community centre managed by BPA Children’s Services.
The centre offers places for children from 6 months to 5 years of age.
The educators at Brookfield Children’s Centre offer quality care focusing on developmentally appropriate programs which offer activities across all curriculum area’s. The educators cater for children’s individual needs in a warm, caring and friendly environment. We also believe that play is an important part of the learning process for the children when participating in open-ended activities.
This philosophy has been developed by the Brookfield Children’s Centre Educators to provide a holistic approach to children, families and the community. Brookfield Children’s Centre aims to build relationships of mutual trust and respect which benefits all.
The philosophy is focused on children, their families and the community as contributors to each child’s learning.
In relation to children and families we believe:
Our program respects and reflects the culturally diverse nature of the community and aims to build shared relationships with families and the community.
- Play is an enjoyable and important way of learning. Play allows children to investigate, explore and manage their environment. Play encourages the development of knowledge and promotes each child’s cognitive, physical, social, emotional and cultural needs.
- The development of children’s self-confidence, sense of self-esteem and pride in their achievements is important. We place emphasis on encouraging independence, children are then able to make choices to support their own rights and to balance the needs and feelings of those within their environment.
- The children’s learning is enhanced with the support of their peers and guided by their Teachers and Educators. A reflective approach inviting parent and family knowledge is valued and incorporated into each child’s learning.
- We value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
In relation to Educators we believe:
- In being positive role models for the children and each other.
- In being advocates for young children, early childhood services and our profession.
- In continuing professional development to ensure Educators skills and knowledge of children and early childhood and education are enhanced and developed.
In relation to our environment, we believe:
- The environment should be respected and protected for our future.
- Our resources give children an understanding and respect for the environment. We endeavor to educate our children about the environment and the importance of sustainability.
- Children learn best when offered interesting materials, ample time and the opportunity to investigate, transform and invent.
- Brookfield Children’s Centre’s philosophy has been influenced by the National Early Year’s Framework – Being, Belonging and Becoming alongside the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework. It has been developed with the assistance of the Melton Shire Early Years Plan recognising Early Years Education as preparation for life.+
+Learning to Play and Playing to Learn – Shire of Melton Quality Framework for Kindergarten Provision 2010-2012
Please contact the centre directly in regards to registration on 9771 5092.