39 Thornhill Drive
Keilor Downs VIC 3038
Melways Ref: 14 B9
Phone: 9356 9553
Nominated Supervisor: Bridget Verginis
Educational Leader: Bridget Verginis
Occasional Care Program Co-Ordinator: Marie Garlito
About the Centre
BPA offers Occasional Care at Thornhill Drive Kindergarten & Children’s Centre on:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30am – 12.30pm
The program offers a caring environment that provides children with the opportunity to develop physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually. We welcome families and aim to provide support and information relating to their child’s development. We suggest you come and visit our occasional care session with your child and discuss any queries you have with the qualified staff members.
Thornhill Drive Kindergarten and Children’s Centre acknowledges and respects that it is situated on the land of the traditional owners and custodians of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. At Thornhill Drive Kindergarten & Children’s Centre, each child is respected as a unique person with his or her own interests, strengths, needs, experiences and abilities.
The program we offer is play based with developmentally appropriate learning opportunities which are child initiated and extended with intentional teaching. It is constantly evaluated, changing and developing as the children’s needs and interest’s change.
As described in “The Early Years Learning Framework”, our centre is a place where children feel that they belong, can be who they are and then allows them to develop into who they will become.
All Educators understand the importance of assisting the children to develop a strong sense of identity, allowing them to feel connected and contribute to their world, gain a strong sense of well being, become confident and involved learners and become effective communicators.
We embrace the cultural diversity of the children and their families, which is positively reflected in the program. It is important that families feel welcomed and supported at our centre. We believe in the rights of all children regardless of gender, cultural identity, family background and religious beliefs.
We constantly observe and document the children’s play and learning outcomes which are used to plan further experiences for the children.
The centre believes in networking and embracing the community.
Please contact Marie at the centre on 9356 9553 or drop into the centre on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday.