125 Ridgeway Parade
Sunshine West VIC 3020
Melways Ref: 26 A12
Phone: 9363 7774
Fax: 8358 5671
Nominated Supervisor: Kerry Ann Arandez
Educational Leader: Cassie Mulcahy
ACECQA National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:
QA1: Educational program and practice – Meeting NQS
QA2: Children’s health and safety – Exceeding 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 – Exceeding NQS
Overall rating: Exceeding NQS
About the Centre
Kellie O’Connell Kindergarten offers two 4 year old groups and a 3 year old group.
2018 Session Times:
4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week
|Monday & Wednesday:|
|1.00pm – 4.30pm|
8.30am – 12.00pm
8.30am – 1.00pm
|Monday & Wednesday:|
|8.30am – 12.00pm|
1.00pm – 4.30pm
12.00pm – 4.30pm
3 year old Kindergarten – 5 hours per week
|2.00pm – 4.30pm|
8.30am – 11.00am
2018 Term Fees:
$380 per term
$385 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.
At Kellie O’Connell Kindergarten we aim to provide a holistic and high quality program that caters for children’s interests, needs and skills both individually and as a group, within a safe, supportive an secure environment. We endeavor to support the children and their families in having a happy and enjoyable kindergarten experience.
We actively encourage parents, grandparents and carers to be a part of our kindergarten environment and program. We aim to provide an environment that is inclusive, that celebrates and builds on the diverse cultural backgrounds, languages, abilities and special needs of all children, their families and staff.
Our programs are based on our observations of children and our understanding of the National and Victorian Early Years Learning Frameworks (EYLF), as well as through discussions with parents and our community. We believe that learning through play allows children to explore, communicate, observe, reflect, create, collaborate, co-operate, problem solve and imagine.
Children are encouraged and supported to develop and exercise both independence, decision making and to initiate play ideas in their own time. Educators also guide children’s learning by providing many opportunities for the children to build upon their skills, relationships and knowledge.
In our program we embrace and encourage understanding and respect for both our indoor and outdoor environments. By including the children in pack up time, care of our pet rabbits and garden, the children are developing an increased awareness of responsibility and respect for their surroundings.
Staff work together to maintain and provide high quality service and show trust, respect and support each other. We have a strong commitment in our ongoing professional development to ensure the best possible access and ideas of Early Childhood learning.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.