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

25 Bryant Street
Flemington VIC 3031

Melway Ref: 29 A12

Phone: 9376 6305
Fax: 9376 6305
Email: flemington.st.brendans.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Nominated Supervisor:  Ee Von Tey

Educational Leader:  Ee Von Tey

ACECQA 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 – Meeting NQS
QA5:  Relationships with children – Meeting NQS
QA6:  Collaborative partnerships with families and communities – Meeting NQS
QA7:  Leadership and service management – Meeting NQS
Overall rating:  Meeting NQS 

 

About the Centre

TEACHERS:Ee Von Tey (3&4yo) & Megan Feeley (4yo)
CO-EDUCATORS:Donna Tyson (3&4yo) &  Michelle Young (4yo)

 

St Brendan’s Kindergarten offers a rotational 4 year old program and one 3 year old group.

2017 Session Times:

4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week

Group A

Monday, Thursday & Friday:8.15am – 1.15pm

Group B

Monday, Tuesday & Friday:8.15am – 1.15pm

Group C

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday:8.15am – 1.15pm

Group D

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday:8.15am – 1.15pm

Group E

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:8.15am – 1.15pm

 

3 year old Activity Group – 5 hours per week

Red

Tuesday & Thursday:2.00pm – 4.30pm

 

2017 Term Fees:      

4YO

$410 per term

3YO

$390 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 Brendan’s Kindergarten, we believe and aim to provide:

Our Children
– The children learn best through play.
– A play-based curriculum using emergent and intentional teaching.
– Open-ended activities which allow children to grow in creativity and their brain development.
– A program that builds on the children’s strengths and interests which further develop their skillset for their future education and life.

Our Environment
– A safe, happy, fun and stimulating environment where all the children can explore and discover new ideas, learn new concepts and develop skills.
– A collaborative teaching and learning environment by developing and sustaining supportive relationships in which individual and collective knowledge is shared and valued.
– We seek to provide an environment that fosters warm and respectful relationships in which children enjoy a sense of security and belonging.
– We seek to increase the awareness of environmental responsibilities and implement practices that contribute to a sustainable future.

Our Educators
– Children are respected as individuals and supported by educators to develop their fullest potential.
– A warm and welcoming atmosphere where everyone is valued and respected.
– The children are positive and affirming and support is offered though being positive role models, encouraging positive interaction and promotes active learning.

 

Rotational Groupings

With rotational groupings over the course of the week, the children get to meet the majority of the four year old children at our Kindergarten which is of great benefit and assists them to feel more comfortable throughout the year. The more familiar faces at a new kindergarten the better!

The social benefits of rotational groupings cannot be emphasized enough. The children meet and play with new friends and old friends each day and very early in the year children are able to remember for example, that a particular friend they enjoy the company of may come on a Tuesday and a Wednesday, and others they enjoy playing with may come on a Monday.

Rotational groupings tend to allow children to extend and enjoy friendships with different social dynamics each session which can often help minimize ‘clickiness’ (children staying with the same small group of friends all year without branching out).

Grouping our children in the above groups allows us to offer our four year old children three 5 hour sessions per week, which totals 15 hours of high quality kindergarten for each of our children.

 

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 Kindergartens page to download a form.

Three Year Old Kindergarten

To be eligible for 3 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.