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

29 St Kinnord Street
Aberfeldie VIC 3040

Melways Ref: 28 D5

Phone: 9337 4050
Fax: 9337 4050
Email: st.andrews.aberfeldie.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Nominated Supervisor:  Jennifer Norman

Educational Leader:  Jennifer Norman

ACECQA National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:
QA1:  
Educational program and practice – Exceeding NQS

QA2:  Children’s health and safety – Meeting NQS
QA3:  Physical environment – Meeting NQS
QA4:  Staffing arrangements – Exceeding NQS
QA5:  Relationships with children – Exceeding NQS
QA6:  Collaborative partnerships with families and communities – Meeting NQS
QA7:  Leadership and service management – Exceeding NQS
Overall rating:  Exceeding NQS 

About the Centre

St Andrew’s Kindergarten offers two 4 year old groups and two 3 year old groups.

2018 Session Times:

4 year old Kindergarten – 15 hours per week

Red

Monday:
Tuesday & Friday:
8.00am – 12.00pm
8.30am – 2.00pm

Blue

Monday:
Wednesday & Thursday:
12.30pm – 4.30pm
8.30am – 2.00pm

 

3 year old Kindergarten – 6 hours per week

Stars

Wednesday & Thursday:9.30am – 12.30pm

Diamonds

Tuesday & Friday:9.30am – 12.30pm

 

2018 Term Fees:

4YO

$460 per term

3YO

$500 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 St Andrew’s Kindergarten our staff bring with them a range of values which are reflected in our teaching practices. As a team our core values are respect, fairness, honesty, team work and kindness. These values underpin many of the practices we use when interacting with the children, families, community and each other.

We support and value each child’s early year’s education and development. We believe the early years provide a unique opportunity for children to develop a positive attitude towards learning while engaging in a play based program. The Kindergarten environment offers the children the opportunity to build on the skills they will require throughout their lives.

The program encourages child initiated learning as well as active intentional teaching by the staff.  It allows the children to explore, solve problems, communicate, think, create and construct.

The program is inclusive and sensitive to the needs of all children regardless of social or cultural background, gender and ability.  We believe it is the right of all children to feel safe and be safe at all times. At St Andrew’s we place children’s best interests at the heart of our decision making throughout the program. We also ensure that the health, safety and well being of the children are protected at all times.

We value strong partnerships with families and the community, offering meaningful opportunities of involvement in our Kindergarten community.

The staff in the Kindergarten setting:

Take a holistic approach when planning for individual children.

Facilitate learning and provide opportunities for uninterrupted play.

Have high expectations for all children.

Set realistic goals.

Model and reinforce appropriate behaviours and attitudes.

Respect the rights of each child.

Encourage sustainable practices.

 

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 Moonee Valley Council who runs the Central Registration system.

Specific enquiries can be directed to the Kindergarten Field Officer on 9243 8888 or go to
www.mvcc.vic.gov.au and follow the links to the Kindergarten’s page to download a form.


Three Year Old Kindergarten

To be eligible for three year old kindergarten a child must turn three years of age on or before 30th of April in the year of attendance.

To register your child in 3 year old kindergarten, please collect a form from the kindergarten or Moonee Valley Council who runs the Central Registration system.

Specific enquiries can be directed to the Kindergarten Field Officer on 9243 8888 or go to
www.mvcc.vic.gov.au and follow the links to the Kindergartens page to download a form.