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BPA Children's Services

Contact Details

31A Alexandra Avenue
Sunshine VIC 3020

Phone: 9457 8597
Email: alexandra.ave.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Nominated Supervisor: Despina Sarandoglou

Educational Leader: Hellen Korosidis

ACECQA National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:
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

2023 Session Times

4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week

Tuesday:  8.30am – 1.30pm
Wednesday:  8.30am – 1.30pm
Thursday:  8.30am – 1.30pm

3 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week

Monday: 8.30am – 4.00pm
Friday:  8.30am – 4.00pm

Multi aged group 3 & 4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week

Monday:  8.45am – 4.15pm
Friday:  8.45am – 1.45pm

Monday:  8.45am – 4.15pm
Tuesday:  8.45am – 4.15pm

Tuesday:  8.45am – 4.15pm
Wednesday:  8.45am – 4.15pm

Wednesday:  8.45am – 4.15pm
Thursday:  8.45am – 4.15pm

Thursday:  8.45am – 4.15pm
Friday:  8.45am – 1.45pm

2023 Term Fees

4 year old kindergarten – FREE
3 year old kindergarten – FREE

Centre Philosophy

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.

3YO & 4YO Registration

To be eligible for four year old kindergarten a child must turn four years of age on or before the 30th of April in the year of attendance.

To register your child in 3 year old or 4 year old kindergarten, please contact Brimbank City Council below: