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

10A Hyde Street
Seddon VIC 3011

Melways Ref: 42 C6

Phone: 9687 3894
Fax: 9687 3750
Email: hyde.st.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Nominated Supervisor:  Emilia Lazzarotto

Educational Leader:  Bernadette Maney

ACECQA National Quality Stanard (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 – Exceeding NQS
QA7:  Leadership and service management – Meeting NQS
Overall rating:  Meeting NQS 

 

About the Centre

TEACHERS:Emilia Lazzarotto (3&4yo) & Bernadette Maney (3&4yo)
CO-EDUCATORS: Vivien O’Meara (4yo), Sajma Ali (3&4yo), Maria Lourdes Solis (4yo) &
Carol Eastman (4yo)

 

Hyde Street Kindergarten offers two 4 year old groups and a rotational 3 year old program.

2017 Session Times:

4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week

Possums

Monday:
Wednesday & Friday:
12.45pm – 4.45pm
8.15am – 1.45pm

Bilbies

Monday:
Tuesday & Thursday:
8.15am – 12.15pm
11.15am – 4.45pm

 

3 year old Kindergarten – 4 hours per week

Group A

Tuesday & Thursday:8.30am – 10.30am

Group B

Tuesday:
Wednesday:
8.30am – 10.30am
2.30pm – 4.30pm

Group C

Wednesday:
Thursday:
2.30pm – 4.30pm
8.30am – 10.30am

 

2017 Term Fees:

4YO

$410 per term

3YO

$345 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

At Hyde Street Kindergarten:

  • We use the National and Victorian Early Years Learning and Development frameworks to form and support our program.
  • We believe that the program is not static and that it evolves and changes as new insights are gained, current practice is evaluated and new families join our community. Our program will reflect current practice, research and innovations in the early childhood field.
  • We believe that all children should have the opportunity to learn in a safe, stimulating and fun environment with support from their peers and from staff in order to explore and discover new ideas, learn new concepts and develop new skills.
  • We believe that attachment, respect and interaction are fundamental elements in providing opportunities for children to realise their full potential.
  • We acknowledge the importance of developing a learning community where children, parents, families and staff work as partners to ensure the well being, education and development of all children.
  • We believe in the recognition of the uniqueness of every child, family and staff member. Through a collaboration of these individuals and through a respect for each other, we promote a sense of well being, welcome and happiness.
  • We believe the role of the adult is to provide stimulating and responsive environment where positive reinforcement, respect and encouragement make learning possible.
  • We believe that as adults we act as a resource, positive role model and support to extend the children’s thinking, imagination and understanding.
  • We value each child’s efforts and encourage the children to extend their own ideas, explore new options and reflect upon their own actions and observations.
  • We recognise and value the knowledge and commitment of staff and fully support their continuing professional development.
  • We acknowledge, value and incorporate the culture and diversity of people within our community through a socio-cultural approach.
  • We believe it is important to provide an holistic approach that reflects the needs and interests of the children.
  • We believe in the value of an anti-bias approach and experiences that impart gender equality.

 

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 Old 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 Enrolment 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