• Nominated Supervisor: Bridget Verginis
  • Educational Leader: Bridget Verginis


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

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


Monday: 9.00am – 2.00pm

Wednesday: 9.00am – 2.00pm

Friday: 9.00am – 2.00pm

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

Thornhill Drive Kindergarten and Children’s Centre acknowledges and respects that it is situated on the land of the traditional owners and custodians of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.

At Thornhill Drive Kindergarten and Children’s Centre, each child is respected as a unique person with his or her own interests, strengths, needs, experiences and abilities. The program we offer is play based with developmentally appropriate learning opportunities which are child initiated and extended with intentional teaching. It is constantly evaluated and changing and developing as the children’s needs and interest’s change.

As described in “The Early Years Learning Framework”, our Kindergarten is a place where children feel that they belong, they can be who they’re and that allows them to develop into who they will become.

All Educators understand the importance of assisting the children to develop a strong sense of identity, allowing them to feel connected and contribute to their world, gain a strong sense of wellbeing, become confident and involved learners and become effective communicators.

We allow the children to challenge themselves physical and mentally, and to take considered risks within set boundaries to build their sense of achievement.

We embrace the cultural diversity of the children and their families, which is positively reflected in the program. It is important that families feel welcomed and supported at our centre. We believe in the rights of all children, regardless of gender, cultural identity, family background and religious beliefs.

Thornhill Drive is committed to the rights of all children to feel safe and be safe at all times, including the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and children with disabilities.

We constantly observe and document the children’s play and learning outcomes which are used to plan further experiences for the children.

The Kindergarten believes in networking and embracing the community.


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 contact Brimbank City Council below: