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

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

TEACHERS:Jennifer Norman (4yo), Rebecca Boucher (3&4yo) & Lisa Di Carlo (3yo)
CO-EDUCATORS:Wendy McNabb (4yo), Louise Gravatt (4yo), Georgina Bereveskos (3&4yo) &
Fiona Nicolazzo-Calandra (3yo)

 

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

2017 Session Times:

4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week

Red

Monday:
Tuesday & Friday:
8.00am – 12.00pm
8.00am – 1.30pm

Blue

Monday:
Wednesday & Thursday:
12.30pm – 4.30pm
8.00am – 1.30pm

 

3 year old Kindergarten – 2 groups with 5 hours per week

Stars

Wednesday & Friday:2.00pm – 4.30pm

Diamonds

Tuesday & Thursday:2.00pm – 4.30pm

 

2017 Term Fees:

4YO

$440 per term

3YO

$410 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

Our kindergarten provides a quality play based program working within both the National and Victorian Early Years Learning Frameworks, offering opportunities for the children both indoors and outdoors.

The program encourages child and adult 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.  The program is developed in partnership with parents.

The staff in the kindergarten setting:

  • take a holistic approach when planning for individual children.
  • facilitate learning and provide opportunities for uninterrupted play.
  • set realistic goals.
  • model and reinforce appropriate behaviours and attitudes.
  • respect the rights of each child.

The kindergarten environment offers the children an opportunity to build on the skills they will require throughout their lives.

For further information please click on the below link:
http://www.standrewskinder.org.au/

 

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.