34 Devonshire Road
Sunshine VIC 3020
Melways Ref: 26 H12
Phone: 9311 2401
Fax: 9311 0292
Nominated Supervisor: Roongpetch Ratanachan
Educational Leader: Kelly Meihana
ACECQA National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:
QA1: Educational program and practice – Working Towards NQS
QA2: Children’s health and safety – Exceeding NQS
QA3: Physical environment – Meeting NQS
QA4: Staffing arrangements – Meeting 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: Working Towards NQS
About the Centre
|TEACHERS:||Roongpetch Ratanachan (4yo) & Kelly Meihana (4yo)|
|CO-EDUCATORS:||Michelle Page (4yo), Mukta Aerry (4yo), Belinda Balzan (4yo) &|
Saba Ammene (4yo)
Sunshine Kindergarten offers two 4 year old groups.
2017 Session Times:
4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week
|8.15am – 12.15pm|
8.15am – 1.45pm
11.00am – 4.30pm
Thursday & Friday:
|12.45pm – 4.45pm|
8.30am – 2.00pm
2017 Term Fees:
$360 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.
At Sunshine Kindergarten the preschool year is seen as an essential part of a child’s early development & learning. We believe that children from all backgrounds should have the opportunity to learn in a safe, stimulating & fun environment with support from trusted educators & peers.
As educators we aim to promote a sense of Belonging, Being & Becoming in each child. We see that children are unique individuals that learn through the world around them. We have high expectations that each child achieves their full potential & is supported in their learning. We aim to do this by offering a learning environment that’s gives children hands on experiences that are open-ended & achievable for each child at their own level of development. We believe that through play, investigation, discovery, challenges and successes that children’s strengths and interests emerge. We then use this emerging curriculum in an ongoing cycle of planning, observation, implementation, evaluation & assessment of learning & teaching.
We currently observe, plan for & implement a program using both ‘The National & Victorian Early Learning Years Frameworks’ where our early childhood principles are used to guide our practice in teaching each child to develop learning outcomes in relation to their identity, community, well being, learning & communication. This is documented in each group’s Reflection Journal & the children’s individual records & Portfolios. We also believe it is vital to work with families in the education and care of children- parents know their child best, they are their child’s first educators and our number one resource.
As a team of educators we are committed to ongoing professional development & reflection of our practice to meet quality standards. We aim to adopt a holistic approach in seeing each child as an individual coming to us from varying contexts & with differing needs, abilities & interests. We aim to acknowledge & embrace the cultural diversity of the children & families we work with to promote continuity of care & cultural practices; we aim to challenge stereotypes & to provide a caring & supportive environment that reflects positive attitudes towards the differences & similarities we all share. We have a strong commitment to including & inviting family participation as well as wider community involvement.
We feel it is important to promote a balance of child guided & adult guided educational experiences. Both children & adults should play an active role in the learning process, therefore we believe the kindergarten environment should reflect both child initiated experiences as well as teacher initiated or intentional teaching moments that take advantage of both planned & unexpected learning opportunities. Children should also be given opportunities to make choices, experience success, be challenged, learn at their own pace, & be encouraged to partake in individual, small group & large group learning experiences. We believe school readiness is about fostering confidence, language, social and emotional well being for a love of lifelong learning.
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.