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

2 Norfolk Street
Yarraville VIC 3013

Melways Ref: 42 B10

Phone: 9687 5774
Fax: 9362 0558
Email: yarraville.community.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Nominated Supervisor:  Lisa Deane

Educational Leader:  Lisa Deane

ACECQA National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:
QA1:  
Educational program and practice – Meeting NQS
QA2:  Children’s health and safety – Meeting NQS
QA3:  Physical environment – Exceeding 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:Lisa Deane (4yo), Lynda Giles-Holmes (4yo) & Kristie Delmo (3yo)
CO-EDUCATORS: Ann Ioannidis (4yo), Laura Greenhill (4yo), Yanna Yong (4yo) &
Pam Loriente (3yo)

 

Yarraville Community Kindergarten offer two 4 year old groups and one 3 year old group.

2017 Session Times:

4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week

Waratah

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

Banksia

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

 

3 year old Activity Group – 3 hours per week

Wattle

Friday:9.30am – 12.30pm

 

2017 Term Fees:

4YO

$410 per term

3YO

$310 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

We recognise and acknowledge the Aboriginal people as the traditional land owners.

At Yarraville Community Kindergarten, we believe that children learn and grow by engaging in an emergent, play based program. The program will be developed based on the individual needs and interests of children and as a group. Intentional teaching is promoted to support the children’s learning and development.

We utilise the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework to guide our program planning to develop the children’s sense of identity, community, well being, learning and communication. We hope to instill a love of learning, increase social competence, build self-esteem and emotional development.

We believe that children have the right to belong to many communities.  We believe in creating a strong link between family life and kindergarten, valuing family participation and contributions within the kindergarten. We celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion within our program. We work collaboratively with external community services.

We promote learning about environmental sustainability and encourage the children to engage in play with nature.

We also believe in the professional development of our educators, keeping abreast of recent early childhood research and current practices will support staff in promoting a high quality service.

 

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 four year old kindergarten, please collect a form from the kindergarten or Maribyrnong City Council who runs the Central Registration system.

Specific enquiries can be directed to:
Central Registration Officer on 9688 0116 or email@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

For further information please visit the Maribyrnong Council website:
http://www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/Page/Page.aspx?Page_Id=10199

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.

Please refer to the BPA 3 year old Policy.

To register your child in 3 year old kindergarten, please collect a form from the kindergarten or Maribyrnong City Council who runs the Central Registration system.

Specific enquiries can be directed to:
Central Registration Officer on 9688 0116 or email@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

For further information please visit the Maribyrnong Council website:
http://www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/Page/Page.aspx?