31 Alexandra Avenue
Sunshine VIC 3020
Phone: 9310 2845
Co-Ordinator: Despina Sarandoglou
Educational Leader: Despina Sarandoglou
National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:
QA1: Educational program and practice – Exceeding NQS
QA2: Children’s health and safety – Exceeding NQS
QA3: Physical environment – Meeting NQS
QA4: Staffing arrangements – Exceeding 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: Exceeding NQS
Centre Operating Hours
Monday to Friday: 7.00am – 6.00pm
Except for Public Holidays and the Monday before Melbourne Cup Day.
On this day staff will be attending professional development. BPA has a strong commitment to ensure that all staff are presented with opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge, thus insuring that the program offered to your child is of the highest quality.
The centre is closed for 2 weeks over the Christmas/New Year period.
Daily: $110.00 per day
Weekly: $530.00 per week
About the Centre
We provide a safe, secure and challenging environment.
We treat all children with dignity and respect.
We create a haven where children are encouraged to participate and grow.
We provide care that enhances children’s individual needs ie; social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs.
We affirm the right to integrate all children with additional needs.
We affirm the rights of parents to participate in the program and in the decision making process.
Alexandra Avenue Children’s Centre and Kindergarten have a strong commitment to providing high quality care and education for all children attending the centre. We are committed to the rights of all children to feel safe, and be safe at all times. We accomplish this through establishing trusting relationships with all children and their families.
Our service is diverse and excepting of ALL regardless of gender, cultural background, ethnicity or abilities.
We see ourselves as a ‘family’ and have a strong belief that a family consists of attributes such as love, safety, support, trust and respect. We strive to achieve this daily in our service through….
Being inclusive and respectful of cultural diversity; we provide cultural safety for children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, a safe environment for children with additional needs and believe in promoting the cultural safety of Aboriginal families. We acknowledge that our community is built on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people.
We provide a safe, stimulating, inclusive environment for all children in our care, where they can learn and grow physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially at their own pace in order for them to gain the confidence of self-importance. The Educators ensure that environments are nurturing, engaging, meaningful and also promote opportunities for all children to explore their creativity, imaginations and explore learning through play.
By offering a play based program we are able to further extend on children’s learning through providing choices, time and space for play.
We believe that by enabling children with opportunities to make decisions and choices surrounding their own learning, they will be empowered to grow and extend on their own skills and strengths.
We place a strong emphasis on extending our indoor play spaces into the outdoors, giving the children opportunities to surround themselves in a comfortable and natural space.
We guide our practices around children’s learning following guidelines from the National Quality Framework (NQF), Early Years Learning Frameworks (EYLF), Victorian Early Years Learning Frameworks (VEYLF) and Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACEQA).
We believe that it is vital to have strong partnerships with our families in and around their child’s learning and care, and we invite families and friends to share their culture, language and unique skills regularly. We strive to engage our families in events and celebrations to provide opportunities for families to meet and come together.
We form relationships with our local community through parent participation, local fundraising efforts and our value on participating in incursions and excursions in the community.
We have ongoing partnerships with inclusion support agencies, allied health professionals and maternal and child health services.
We value our community partnerships and continue to grow them through our centre initiatives.
We guide our practices in educating children in sustainability and promote awareness of the environment, as we believe that a positive environmental attitude develops at an early age. We provide a hands on approach as children are involved in maintaining our gardens with seasonal planting of vegetables and herbs, using worm farms and compost bins, recycling, healthy eating, using recycled/natural materials in play and saving water. We invite families to utilise and contribute to our recycling station, book library and donation racks throughout the year.
Please contact the centre on 9310 2845 or call into the centre for a visit.