39 Thornhill Drive
Keilor Downs VIC 3038
Melways Ref: 14 B9
Phone: 9356 9553
Nominated Supervisor: Bridget Verginis
Educational Leader: Bridget Verginis
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
Thornhill Drive Kindergarten offers a 4 year old group and a 3 year old activity group.
2018 Session Times:
4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week
|Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday:|
|9.00am – 1.00pm|
9.00am – 12.00pm
3 year old kindergarten – 6 hours per week
|Tuesday & Thursday:||9.30am – 12.30pm|
2018 Term Fees:
$410 per term
$440 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.
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 and 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 and changing and developing as the children’s needs and interest’s change.
As described in “The Early Years Learning Framework”, our Kindergarten is a place where children feel that they belong, they can be who they’re and that 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 wellbeing, become confident and involved learners and become effective communicators.
We allow the children to challenge themselves physical and mentally, and to take considered risks within set boundaries to build their sense of achievement.
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.
Thornhill Drive is committed to the rights of all children to feel safe and be safe at all times, including the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and children with disabilities.
We constantly observe and document the children’s play and learning outcomes which are used to plan further experiences for the children.
The Kindergarten believes in networking and embracing the community.
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
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 email@example.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.