58-60 Jacaranda Drive
Taylors Hill VIC 3037
Melways Ref: 13 A6
Phone: 9307 8722
Fax: 9307 8702
Nominated Supervisor: Melissa Battaglia
Educational Leader: Melissa Battaglia
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 – Meeting NQS
QA5: Relationships with children – Meeting NQS
QA6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communities – Exceeding NQS
QA7: Leadership and service management – Meeting NQS
Overall rating: Meeting NQS
About the Centre
|TEACHERS:||Melissa Battaglia (4yo), Sandy Maynes (4yo), Lisa Naoum (4yo),|
Louise Vuk (4yo) & Helen Testa (3yo)
|CO-EDUCATORS:||Helen Testa (3&4yo), Sonal Goradia (4yo), Diane Johnson (3&4yo),|
Jacqueline Figallo (4yo), Joanne Donovan (4yo), Josette Camilleri (4yo),
Gloria Thorburn (4yo) & Keira Parr (4yo)
Taylors Hill Kindergarten offers four 4 year old groups and two 3 year old groups.
2017 Session Times:
4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week
Thursday & Friday:
|1.15pm – 4.15pm|
8.30am – 2.30pm
Tuesday & Wednesday:
|8.30am – 12.30pm|
9.30am – 3.00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday:
|8.15am – 12.15pm|
11.00am – 4.30pm
Thursday & Friday:
|1.00pm – 4.00pm|
9.15am – 3.15pm
3 year old Kindergarten – 4 hours per week & 3 year old Activity Group – 3 hours per week (Saturday)
|Tuesday & Wednesday:||8.30am – 10.30am|
|Saturday:||9.00am – 12.00pm|
2017 Term Fees:
$390 per term
3YO – 4hrs
$345 per term
3YO – 3hrs
$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.
We welcome all families and we acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land the Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin nations on whose land we build our community today.
BPA and the staff at Taylors Hill Kindergarten are committed to the rights of all children to feel safe, and be safe at all times. This includes promoting the cultural safety of all children from all cultural and linguistically backgrounds as well as those who have an additional need.
We embrace the diversity of our local community and we value the uniqueness of each child and their families regardless of race, religion, culture and strengths. Educators will take responsibility to provide opportunities for children with all needs to be integrated into the program on an ongoing basis.
We wish to create an environment where children feel that they belong, can be who they are and become anything they aspire to. We believe that children learn through play. ‘Play can expand children’s thinking and enhance their desire to know and learn’ (Being, Belonging and Becoming).
When planning, educators will take into account the interests, needs and skills of the children as well as encouraging them to develop across all developmental areas. Intentional teaching is an integral component of the educational program. The play based program will remain flexible to accommodate the needs of the group and the individual interests of the children as well as empowering them to take control of their own learning.
Parents and the wider community are encouraged to contribute and provide feedback regarding the educational program.
Educators will facilitate respect for the environment through educating and modelling sustainable practices in our daily lives at kindergarten with the children.
Educators are committed to ongoing professional development to achieve excellence in our field.
We will be guided by:
- The Australian Early Years Learning Framework
- Learning to Play-Playing to Learn Kindergarten Framework for Melton
- Current Research
- The convention on the Rights of the Child
- The Code of Ethics.
We believe the primary aim of education at the kindergarten level is to develop the skills necessary for children to become lifelong learners with an enquiring mind who will be able to take their place in society as responsible and caring citizens.
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 Melton Shire Council who runs the Central Registration system.
Specific enquiries can be directed to:
Sushma Nagaraj (Melton Shire Council Central Registration Officer) on
9747 7284 or email@example.com
Three Year Old Kindergarten
To be eligible for three 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 runs the Registration system for Three Year Old Kindergarten.
Enquiries can be directed to Raylee Waters on 9312 3689 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To download an Expression of Interest or Registration form please refer to the 3 Year Old Registration Forms tab to the right of screen.