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BPA Children's Services

Contact Details

23-25 Burns Street
Maidstone VIC 3012

Phone: 8199 6336
Email: dobson.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Nominated Supervisor:  Nicolle Turner / Lenyssa Dunn

Educational Leader:  Kristen Roberts / Lenyssa Dunn

ACECQA National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:
Educational program and practice – Exceeding NQS
QA2:  Children’s health and safety – Meeting 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 

2022 Session Times

4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week

Monday:  8.15am – 12.15pm
Tuesday:  11.15am – 4.45pm
Thursday:  11.15am – 4.45pm

Monday:  12.45pm – 4.45pm
Wednesday:  9.15am – 2.45pm
Friday:  9.15am – 2.45pm

Monday:  8.30am – 1.30pm
Tuesday:  8.30am – 1.30pm
Friday:  8.30am – 1.30pm

Wednesday:  9.00am – 4.30pm
Friday:  9.00am – 4.30pm

Tuesday:  8.45am – 4.15pm
Thursday:  8.45am – 4.15pm

3 year old kindergarten – 5 hours per week

Tuesday:  8.15am – 10.45am
Thursday:  8.15am – 10.45am

Monday:  8.45am – 1.45pm

Wednesday:  8.45am – 1.45pm

Thursday:  8.30am – 1.30pm

2022 Term Fees

4 year old kindergarten – $560 per term
3 year old kindergarten – $200 per term

Fee Subsidy for Low Income Families

As per State Government Policy, Concession Card Holders are entitled to 15 hours per week of free kindergarten in the four year old program and 5 hours per week of free kindergarten in the three year old program.  The concession card must be sighted by a member of BPA Children’s Services staff when requested, failure to show a valid concession card will result in full fees being charged.

Centre Philosophy

We believe:

Children thrive in an environment where:

  • play provides the primary means of learning
  • they are encouraged to develop positive relationships with adults and other children
  • their families are actively involved and their culture is reflected
  • adults support and extend children’s play to enhance learning
  • there is a focus on language, relationships and interactions

Families and parents:

  • are actively involved in all aspects of the centre
  • create the Dobson Kindergarten community
  • are partners in their child’s education
  • expect effective and regular communication

Our staff:

  • deserve to be valued for their varied experience and qualifications
  • continually learn and re-energise through planned learning, development and networking
  • are a team
  • are encouraged to be innovative and critically reflect on teaching practice

The community plays an integral role by:

  • creating links for families to other services
  • celebrating diversity in all its forms
  • developing and strengthening social networks

Dobson Kindergarten will:

  • consult and gather diverse opinions and expert advice to make recommendations
  • seek consensus in decision-making
  • value and respect staff
  • monitor all aspects of service quality

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 4 year old kindergarten, please collect a form from the kindergarten or Maribyrnong City Council who runs the Central Registration system.

Specific enquiries can be directed to: