• Nominated Supervisor: Melissa Battaglia
  • Educational Leader: Melissa Battaglia


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

Session Times

2024 Session Times

4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week


Monday: 8.15am – 12.15pm

Thursday: 8.15am – 1.45pm

Friday: 8.15am – 1.45pm


Monday: 12.45pm – 4.45pm

Tuesday: 8.15am – 1.45pm

Wednesday: 8.15am – 1.45pm


Tuesday: 8.30am – 4.00pm

Thursday: 8.30am – 4.00pm


Monday: 9.00am – 2.00pm

Wednesday: 9.00am – 2.00pm

Friday: 9.00am – 2.00pm


Wednesday: 8.30am – 4.00pm

Friday: 8.30am – 4.00pm

3 year old Kindergarten -
see below for individual group hours


Monday: 8.45am – 1.45pm

Tuesday: 8.45am – 1.45pm

Wednesday: 8.45am – 1.45pm


Thursday: 8.45am – 1.45pm

Friday: 8.45am – 1.45pm


Monday: 9.15am – 12.15pm

Tuesday: 9.15am – 12.15pm


Thursday: 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

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people, the traditional owners and custodians of our land, our past, present and our emerging generations. We value their teachings and share knowledge with the children and families in day-to-day practices. Always endeavouring to impart a respect of our first nations people.

We welcome all children and families to our service and celebrate the diversity of our community who we view through a holistic lens and approach.

BPA Children’s Services and the Educators at Fraser Rise Kindergarten are committed to the rights of all children to feel safe, and to be safe at all times. Everyone is welcome and educators are inclusive in their practice of all children and families regardless of cultural background and gender.

We are committed to creating an environment where children feel they are safe, secure and have a sense of belonging with a strong sense of self determination. Children can be who they are and become anything they aspire to. One where the children can be confident in taking risks in their learning and developing their sense of agency, where they are able to use their voice to make a positive impact on their own learning and the wider global community.

We believe that children learn through play. ‘Play can expand children’s thinking and enhance their desire to know and learn.’ (Being, Belonging and Becoming page 15) By providing an open ended indoor/outdoor environment we are fostering the children’s ability to explore and learn.

As Early Childhood Professionals we endeavour to equip children with a strong foundation and a lifelong love of learning, one that will support them through all the stages of their individual learning journeys.

We believe when planning the program, Educators must consider the interests, needs and skills of the children as well as encouraging them to develop across all developmental areas in their own time and pace, through periods of uninterrupted play. We believe in enabling our children to have a voice in decisions that affect their learning and value their input in the program.

Intentional teaching is an integral component of the educational program. The play-based program remains flexible to accommodate the needs of the group and the individual interests of the children as well as empowering them to take control of their learning.

Throughout the curriculum we believe in promoting growth of knowledge and values regarding the environment and sustainable practices. We believe in teaching children to respect their land and country, understand their own eco footprint and how they proactively can look after our world and how the interconnectedness we share will make a positive difference to their world.

We value parent’s contributions and encourage them to make suggestions and provide feedback.

Our strong collaboration with families, allied health and the extended community creates better outcomes, learning, development and wellbeing opportunities for children.


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: