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Contact Details

31A Alexandra Avenue
Sunshine VIC 3020

Melways Ref: 336 G12

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

Nominated Supervisor: Sing Mii Tie

Educational Leader: Rachel Farrar

ACECQA 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 – Exceeding NQS
QA7:  Leadership and service management – Meeting NQS
Overall rating:  Meeting NQS 


2021 Session Times

Alexandra Avenue Kindergarten offers three 4 year old groups.

4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week

Red

Monday:
Wednesday & Thursday:
12.45pm – 4.45pm
8.30am – 2.00pm

Blue

Monday:
Tuesday & Friday:
8.15am – 12.15pm
8.30am – 2.00pm

Yellow

Monday, Thursday & Friday:9.15am – 2.15pm

2021 Term Fees

Free in 2021 as part of the Victorian State Government Initiative.


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….

IDENTITY
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.

EDUCATION
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).

COMMUNITY
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.

SUSTAINABILITY
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.


Registration

Four Year Old Kindergarten

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 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 preschool@brimbank.vic.gov.au
or to download a form click on the following link: Brimbank City Council – Preschool Registration

Three Year Old Kindergarten

This centre does not currently offer a 3 year old program.