BPA Children Services
BPA Children’s Services

Level 1, 459 Ballarat Road
Sunshine VIC 3020

Phone: (03) 9312-3689
Fax: (03) 9312-4754
Email: info@bpachildrenservices.com

Contact Details

Ardoyne Street
Sunshine VIC 3020

Melways Ref: 40 G3

Phone: 9311 4348
Fax: 9311 8765
Email: sunshine.south.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Nominated Supervisor:  Natalie Thorpe

Educational Leader:  Natalie Thorpe

ACECQA National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:
QA1:  Educational program and practice – Meeting NQS
QA2:  Children’s health and safety – Meeting NQS
QA3:  Physical environment – Meeting 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:  Meeting NQS

 

About the Centre 

South Sunshine Kindergarten offers two 4 year old groups and a 3 year old group.

2018 Session Times:

4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week

Group A

Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
8.15am – 12.15pm
8.15am – 1.45pm
11.45am – 4.45pm

Group B

Monday:
Thursday & Friday:
12.45pm – 4.45pm
8.30am – 2.00pm

 

3 year old Kindergarten – 4 hours per week

3YO

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

 

2018 Term Fees:

4YO

$380 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

Statement

South Sunshine Kindergarten strive to provide an environment in which young children, families and the community are valued, respected and included.

Children

The Kindergarten program aims to provide high quality care for all children. We recognise that every child has the right to grow, learn and be challenged at a pace that suits their individual developmental needs in an environment that is warm, friendly and supportive. We aim to achieve the best outcomes for every child, resulting in children reaching their full potential in a range of developmental areas and embedding the skills and love for lifetime learning.

Program

By providing a program which fosters and extends the inquisitive nature of each child we are able to plan stimulating and engaging play based learning which caters for each child’s needs. We believe in the importance of play and creating inspiring environments which support children’s natural curiosity, exploration, creativity and expression to enhance their learning.

The importance of utilizing nature is recognised in our learning and through the purchasing of resources and sustainable awareness reflects in our ability to promote an environmentally rich program.

We recognise that outdoors is a valuable part of learning and promotes health and wellbeing both physically and mentally.

Our practice is guided by the Victorian Early Years Development Framework (2009) and The National Early Years Learning and Development Framework (2009) to provide documentation, planning, practice and critical reflection within our curriculum to focus on the individual needs and families within our community.

Community

We value our Kindergarten community and strive to incorporate children, families and the community in our everyday practices and experiences. Indigenous values are respected and acknowledged.

Professional

As Early Childhood Professionals we are committed to continuous self-improvement and professional development and through critical reflection we are able to constantly improve and grow as professionals.

 

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.