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

Glengala Road
Sunshine West VIC 3020

Melways Ref: 40 E2

Phone: 9311 4966
Fax: 9311 4966
Email: sunshine.heights.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Nominated Supervisor:  Ianina Paletemps

Educational Leader:  Hellen Korosidis

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 – Meeting NQS
QA7:  Leadership and service management – Meeting NQS
Overall rating:  Meeting NQS 

 

About the Centre

TEACHERS:Ianina Paletemps (4yo) & Marinka Puljan (3&4yo)
CO-EDUCATORS: Shirley Joslin (4yo), Judi Skidmore (4yo), Aziza Mahmoud (4yo) & Phuong Vo (4yo)

 

Sunshine Heights Kindergarten offers two 4 year old groups and one 3 year old group.

2017 Session Times:

4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week

Group A

Monday & Tuesday:
Wednesday & Thursday:
8.30am – 12.15pm
1.00pm – 4.45pm

Group B

Monday & Tuesday:
Wednesday & Thursday:
1.00pm – 4.45pm
8.30am – 12.15pm

 

3 year old kindergarten – 3 hours per week

Group C

Friday:9.15am – 12.15pm

2017 Term Fees:

4YO

$360 per term

3YO

$300 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

It is our Centre’s Philosophy to provide a program which offers a happy, secure, enjoyable learning environment for each child enrolled and attending our service.

The program aims to instill positive attitudes to learning in preparation for further learning and life skills.

The program is based on the individual needs and interests of each child and at their appropriate developmental level.

Each child and family is accepted and respected regardless of ability, gender, race, language and culture.

It is our belief that children learn through play, they are encouraged to interact with the environment first hand and therefore develop knowledge, problem solving skills, creativity and establishing relationships with their peers, adults and the community.

Our program is based around the National and Victorian Early Years Learning Framework, aiming to achieve the five learning outcomes.

Our program incorporates:

  • Intentional Teaching – important values and knowledge are transferred to the children
  • Emergent Teaching – each child is observed and the program evolves accordingly to their current interests, needs and skills
  • Partnership with Parents – they are encouraged and welcomed to participate in the program

 

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 Brimbank City Council who runs the Central Registration system.

Specific enquiries can be directed to:
Preschool Central Registration Administration Officer on 9249 4490 or preschool@brimbank.vic.gov.au
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 enrol@bpachildrenservices.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.