• Nominated Supervisor: Erin D'Amato
  • Educational Leader: Erin D'Amato


ACECQA National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:

QA1: Educational program and practice – Exceeding NQS
QA2: Children’s health and safety – Exceeding NQS
QA3: Physical environment – Exceeding 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 – Exceeding NQS
Overall rating: Exceeding NQS

Session Times

2024 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


Monday: 9.30am – 2.30pm

Tuesday: 9.30am – 2.30pm

Wednesday: 9.30am – 2.30pm


Wednesday: 12.45pm – 4.45pm

Thursday: 8.15am – 1.45pm

Friday: 8.15am – 1.45pm


Monday: 9.15am – 2.45pm

Tuesday: 9.15am – 2.45pm

Wednesday: 8.15am – 12.15pm

3 year old kindergarten – 10 hours per week


Monday: 9.00am– 2.00pm

Friday: 9.00am– 2.00pm


Thursday: 9.15am– 2.15pm

Friday: 9.15am– 2.15pm

Term Fees

2024 Term Fees

3 and 4 year old kindergarten is fully funded in 2024. There are no out of pocket costs to parents.


Centre Philosophy

Botanica Springs proudly opened its doors to children and families for the first time on the 2nd of February 2015.

We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, on whose land we build our community today.

We believe that as advocates for children it is our duty to ensure that they’re in a safe, secure, protected and inviting environment. We strongly support The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and will ensure that these are respected and honoured in relation to all children in our community.

We believe that it is our honour to be “Early Childhood Educators”. We’re in a privileged position as we are supporting children in becoming “Global Citizens” on their education path.

We believe that each child is a unique, special, capable and valued member of the Globe and has a great deal to contribute. Our programs offer children the opportunity to have a voice and express their contributions.

Our program is strongly driven and guided by fundamental ideas that children are “knowledge bearers” and it is our responsibility to create an environment in which they can develop their potential. Ideas on teaching about respect, responsibility, kindness and community are incorporated in our teaching and interactions with children, families and the community.

We are committed to preparing children for life through play based and interest driven curriculum but also through intentional teaching. Our programs are carefully designed to reflect children’s interests, family’s involvement in our service, educator’s personal philosophies, BPA Children’s Services, Melton City Council Early Years Plan and National Early Years Learning Frameworks. Our teaching is strongly influenced by the Practices and Principles of the framework.

We have high expectations for each child. All children are viewed as capable to achieve their full potential and become whatever they choose to be.

We value our natural environment and use it to help us teach children about connection between land, animals, nature and people.

Children attending our programs have opportunities to take risks and make choices and decisions about matters that affect their lives and their world.

Partnerships with families are important to us. We value and respect diverse family values, parenting practices and the culture each individual family brings to our service. We respect and embrace differences and cultural values and invite families to become involved in our programs and service.

We have a strong commitment to each other and are focused on building professional relationships with all early childhood professionals in the hub and early intervention professionals. Working with BPA Children’s Services to ensure all policies and procedures are followed is a priority to us. All professional relationships are built on respect, trust, acceptance with open, honest and ongoing reflection.

Above all Botanica Springs Kindergarten is a welcoming, warm and happy place for children, families and all early childhood professionals.


3YO & 4YO Registration

To be eligible for 3-year-old kindergarten a child must turn three years of age on or before the 30th of April in the year of attendance.

To be eligible for 4-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 collect a form from Melton City Council who runs the Central Registration system.

Specific enquiries can be directed to the Melton City Council Kindergartens Team: