Sunshine VIC 3020
Melways Ref: 40 G3
Phone: 9311 4348
Fax: 9311 8765
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
|8.15am – 12.15pm|
8.15am – 1.45pm
11.45am – 4.45pm
Thursday & Friday:
|12.45pm – 4.45pm|
8.30am – 2.00pm
3 year old Kindergarten – 4 hours per week
|2.30pm – 4.30pm|
8.30am – 10.30am
2018 Term Fees:
$380 per term
$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.
South Sunshine Kindergarten provides a nurturing and safe environment in which young children, families and the community are valued and respected.The Kindergarten program aims to provide high quality care for all children and families in which every child has the opportunity to grow and learn at their own rate in an environment that is warm, friendly, supportive and fun.
We seek to foster and extend each child’s inquisitive nature by planning stimulating and engaging play-based learning environments which provide and extend on each child’s individual interests and developmental needs. We believe in the importance of play and creating inspiring, engaging and challenging environments which support all children’s natural curiosity, exploration, creativity and expression to enhance their learning.
We value our Kindergarten community and strive to incorporate children, families and the community in our everyday practices and experiences. Our interactions and relationships are meaningful and convey mutual respect and equity.
Each child’s current knowledge, ideas, culture, abilities and interest are the foundation of the program and 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 of the children and families within our community.
We aim to foster respect for people and the environment and ensure that all children know that they are worthy of being heard, respected and valued.
We are committed to continuous critical reflection and professional development for self-improvement.
We are devoted to achieving the best outcomes for every child, resulting in them reaching their full potential in all developmental areas and embedding the skills and love for lifelong learning.
A POSITIONAL STATEMENT
It is most important to remember that a significant body of research supports and reaffirms that young children learn most effectively through a concrete, play orientated approach to early education. Human development research indicates there are universal predictable sequences of growth and change in all domains of a child’s development during the first 9 years of life. We know also that each child is a unique person with an individual pattern and timing of growth as well as individual personality, learning style and family background. Both the curriculum and adults interactions with children should be responsive to individual differences.
Learning in young children is a result of interaction between the child’s thoughts and experiences with materials, ideas and people. These experiences should match the child’s developing abilities while also challenging the child’s interest and understanding. The curriculum is based on regular programming and documentation of each child’s interests, understandings and developmental progress.
Much of young children’s learning takes place when they direct their own play experiences. During play children feel successful when they engage in a task they have defined for themselves. Such learning should not be inhibited by adult established concepts of completion, achievement and failure. Experiences should be designed to concentrate on furthering emerging skills through creative experiences and intense involvement which stem from the children’s interests.
Children need years of play with real objects, experiences and events before they are able to understand the symbols such as numbers and letters. Learning takes place as children touch, manipulate and experiment with things and interact with people. Teachers provide a variety of experiences and materials and gradually increase the difficulty, challenge and complexity as the children involved with it develop increased understanding and skills.
As children work, teachers listen, observe and interpret children’s behaviour, teachers then can assist children’s involvement and learning by: asking questions, posing problems, providing additional information (books, pictures) or by adding more complex materials or ideas to an experience and/or situation.
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.