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

Contact Details

Co-located within the Maidstone Child & Family Centre
Sonley Street
Maidstone VIC 3012

Melways Ref: 41 G1

Phone: 8199 6336
Fax:
9317 4851
Email: dobson.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Nominated Supervisor:  Nicolle Turner

Educational Leader:  Nicolle Turner

ACECQA National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:
QA1:  
Educational program and practice – Exceeding NQS
QA2:  Children’s health and safety – Meeting 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:Nicolle Turner (4yo), Janine Dawson (3&4yo), Lenyssa Dunn (3&4yo),
Leanne Del Re (4yo) & Kristen Roberts (4yo)
CO-EDUCATORS:Michelle Cootes (4yo), Akiko Yamazaki-Edwards (3&4yo), Melissa
Callaway (3&4yo), Debra Johanson (4yo), Allison Tedesco (4yo),
Trieu Trinh (4yo), Donatella Nobili (4yo), Anett Berta (4yo),
Leanne Atkinson (4yo) & Tahseen Maknojia (4yo)

 

Dobson Kindergarten offers five 4 year old groups and two 3 year old groups.

 2017 Session Times:

4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week

Red

Monday, Wednesday & Friday:9.00am – 2.00pm

Blue

Monday:
Wednesday & Friday:
8.30am – 11.30am
8.30am – 2.30pm

Green

Monday:
Tuesday & Thursday:
12.30pm – 4.30pm
9.30am – 3.00pm

Purple

Monday:
Wednesday & Friday:
8.45am – 11.45am
8.45am – 2.45pm

Yellow

Monday:
Tuesday & Thursday:
12.15pm – 4.15pm
9.00am – 2.30pm

 

3 year old kindergarten – 2 groups 6 hours per week

Orange

Tuesday:
Thursday:
8.30am – 11.30am
12.15pm – 3.15pm

Light Blue

Tuesday:
Thursday:
12.15pm – 3.15pm
8.30am – 11.30am

 

2017 Term Fees:

4YO

$410 per term

3YO

$450 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 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

We believe:

Children thrive in an environment where:

  • play provides the primary means of learning
  • they are encouraged to develop positive relationships with adults and other children
  •  their families are actively involved and their culture is reflected
  • adults support and extend children’s play to enhance learning
  • there is a focus on language, relationships and interactions

Families and parents:

  • are actively involved in all aspects of the centre
  • create the Dobson Kindergarten community
  • are partners in their child’s education
  • expect effective and regular communication

Our staff:

  • deserve to be valued for their varied experience and qualifications
  • continually learn and re-energise through planned learning, development and networking
  • are a team
  • are encouraged to be innovative and critically reflect on teaching practice

The community plays an integral role by:

  • creating links for families to other services
  • celebrating diversity in all its forms
  • developing and strengthening social networks

Dobson Kindergarten will:

  • consult and gather diverse opinions and expert advice to make recommendations
  • seek consensus in decision-making
  • value and respect staff
  • monitor all aspects of service quality

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 Maribyrnong City Council who runs the Central Registration system.

Specific enquiries can be directed to:
Central Registration Officer on 9688 0116 or email@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

For further information please visit the Maribyrnong Council website:
http://www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/Page/Page.aspx?Page_Id=10199

Three Year Kindergarten

To be eligible for the 3 year old program 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.

Please refer to the BPA 3 year old Policy.

To register your child in 3 year old kindergarten, please collect a form from the kindergarten or Maribyrnong City Council who runs the Central Registration system.

Specific enquiries can be directed to:
Central Registration Officer on 9688 0116 or email@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au.

For further information please visit the Maribyrnong Council website:
http://www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/Page/Page.aspx?Page_Id=10199