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

15 Epalock Crescent
St Albans VIC 3021

Melways Ref: 26 B5

Phone: 9367 1562
Fax: 9366 3670
Email: epalock.crescent.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Nominated Supervisor:  Adriana Gordon

Educational Leader:  Adriana Gordon

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:Adriana Gordon (4yo), Zoe Michell (4yo), Tracy Muscat (3yo)
CO-EDUCATORS:   Kaye Donatacci (4yo), Tina Bui (4yo), Thi Kim Ngoc Le (4yo) &
Eliana Zahra (3&4yo)

 

Epalock Crescent Kindergarten offers two 4 year old groups and one 3 year old group.

2017 Session Times:

4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week

Quolls

Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
8.15am – 12.15pm
8.15am – 1.45pm
11.15am – 4.45pm

Bandicoots

Monday:
Thursday & Friday:
12.45pm – 4.45pm
9.15am – 2.45pm

 

3 year old Activity Group – 5 hours per week

3YO

Tuesday:
Wednesday:
2.15pm – 4.45pm
8.15am – 10.45am

 

2017 Term Fees:

4YO

$360 per term

3YO

$365 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

To respect, value and accept each child as an individual having unique abilities, interests and needs.

We provide a caring and nurturing environment to create an emergent curriculum with emphasis on play based learning that provides for the child’s identity, community, well being, learning and communication.  We provide activities which cater to the current and spontaneous interests of each child.  These activities act as a guide for the children to make their own learning and also fulfill the outcomes of the encompassing Early Years Learning Frameworks. The aim of facilitating children’s learning is not product driven.  The aim is to find out how children learn and how they use their personal experiences and knowledge to reach their full potential.  We use intentional teaching to provide the children with special incursions over the year and specific topics to help widen their knowledge.  The children are then able to build on this base and make it into their own learning, with staff acting as guides and facilitators incorporating the children’s interests and challenges at the appropriate level.

We offer an environment that is aesthetically pleasing, challenging, inspirational, intellectually engaging and full of wonder and imagination, responsive and lots of fun.

We support children to have an active role in the curriculum planning process, challenging them to think and feel.  We record children’s responses and progress in our reflective journal.  We also provide an individual portfolio for each child.  This portfolio is created to document a child’s journey of learning and development over time.

We assist and respect families, communities and the wider world by including appropriate learning of different cultures in the early childhood curriculum.  We collaborate with families and staff to identify individual children’s needs and interests, these are then integrated into the program plan.

 

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

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 operates the Registration System for 3 Year Old Kindergarten at this service.

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.