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

35A Roberts Street
Footscray West VIC 3012

Melways Ref: 41 G5

Phone: 9315 2008
Fax: 9315 1468
Email: kingsville.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Nominated Supervisor:  Georgina Dearnaley

Educational Leader:  Georgina Dearnaley

National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:
QA1:  
Educational program and practice – Exceeding NQS
QA2:  Children’s health and safety – Exceeding 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:Georgina Dearnaley (3&4yo) & Jane Carroll (4yo)
CO-EDUCATORS: Trudy Abbatangelo (4yo), Susan Stanecki (4yo) & Enza Tamburro (3&4yo)

 

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

2017 Session Times:

4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week

Geckos

Monday:
Thursday:
Friday:
8.15am – 12.15pm
11.15am – 4.45pm
8.15am – 1.45pm

Bilbies

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

 

3 year old Kindergarten – 4 hours per week

Joeys

Tuesday:
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 Kingsville Kindergarten we:

  • acknowledge that we are on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri Tribe of the Kulin nation. We offer our respect to the elders of these traditional lands, and through them to all the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • recognise each child is unique
  • acknowledge and respect diversity
  • believe young children learn best through play

The learning experiences children are engaged in encourage development of the whole child. A play based curriculum allows for independent choices and individual development. The curriculum, which is based on the National and Victorian Early Years Learning Frameworks is underpinned by the philosophy of “Belonging, Being and Becoming” which:

  • instills a sense of belonging to promote confidence and acceptance
  • allows children to be, to engage and practice, revisit and internalise skills and knowledge
  • to become – allowing children to take supported risks as they extend themselves

The learning environment will:

  • be inspiring, fun, inclusive, accessible and safe
  • be challenging and evolving
  • encourage respect for the natural world

Staff will work together to deliver high quality programs and will:

  • identify and support the needs and interests of individual children and seek opportunities for intentional teaching
  • plan environments that allow for an emergent curriculum which enables children to direct their own learning
  • promote reciprocal relationships and build a sense of rights and responsibilities
  • ensure children feel safe, secure and supported at all times
  • promote the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and children with disabilities
  • foster enjoyment and aptitudes for learning such as persistence, curiosity and creativity
  • support children to become effective in their verbal and non-verbal communication
  • develop an awareness of sustainable practices
  • communicate with families about their child’s learning and development
  • welcome and encourage family and community involvement

 

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 Activity Group

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.

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?