14A Southwold Street
St. Albans VIC 3021
Melways Ref: 26 C2
Phone: 9366 1523 or 9367 6121
Fax: 9367 7851
Nominated Supervisor: Kylie Golz
Educational Leader: Kylie Golz
National Quality Standard (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 – Exceeding NQS
QA5: Relationships with children – Exceeding NQS
QA6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communities – Exceeding NQS
QA7: Leadership and service management – Meeting NQS
Overall rating: Exceeding NQS
About the Centre
Southwold Street Kindergarten offers three 4 year old groups.
2018 Session Times:
4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week
Tuesday & Wednesday:
|8.30am – 12.30pm|
8.30am – 2.00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday:
|12.45pm – 4.45pm|
8.45am – 2.15pm
Thursday & Friday:
|8.15am – 12.15pm|
8.15am – 1.45pm
2018 Term Fees:
$380 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.
Southwold Street Kindergarten acknowledges and respects the land of the Wurundjeri people who are part of the Kulin nation on whose land we are privileged to be situated. We pay tribute to the elders past and present.
Southwold Street Kindergarten incorporates the Victorian Early learning Years Framework, and supports the philosophy of Belonging, Being and Becoming, which is the National Framework. Both frameworks use a holistic approach to enhance children’s’ learning outcomes. These outcomes aim for children to become involved and confident learners, to have a strong sense of identity and well being and to be effective communicators and feel connected to their world.
We welcome and respect parents/families interactions and acknowledge that children come to our service with existing knowledge.
Our kindergarten aims to collaborate with parents to meet family and community expectations and changing needs.
All Educators at this centre adopt a professional approach in regards to confidentiality, respect and ethical conduct at all times. Educators are provided with on-going professional development to ensure we continue to provide a quality service.
Our philosophy may reflect differently between all groups, because it is inclusive of group dynamics, culturally diverse communities as well as children with additional needs.
The emergent program is used alongside the permanent program and is modified according to the children’s strengths and interests/ability’s. An emergent program encourages educators to communicate with children through sustained shared thinking and intentional teaching which actively promotes children’s learning. Our Educational program places equal importance on indoor and outdoor play spaces/experiences to support children’s learning.
We support a play based learning environment where children become confident and competent learners. Children are encouraged to explore, engage and be stimulated by their kindergarten environment.
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
This centre does not currently offer a 3 year old program.