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BPA Children's Services

Contact Details

23-25 Burns Street
Maidstone VIC 3012

Melways Ref: 41 G1

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

Nominated Supervisor:  Nicolle Turner / Lenyssa Dunn

Educational Leader:  Kristen Roberts

ACECQA National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:
QA1:  
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

Please refer to the Home page for a list of 2022 kindergarten timetables for BPA centres located in Maribyrnong.

2021 Session Times

4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week

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

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

BLUE GROUP
Monday:  8.30am – 11.30am
Tuesday:  8.30am – 2.30pm
Friday:  8.30am – 2.30pm

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

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

3 year old kindergarten – 5 hours per week

LIGHT BLUE GROUP
Tuesday:  8.15am – 10.45am
Thursday:  8.15am – 10.45am

PINK GROUP
Wednesday:  8.45am – 1.45pm


2021 Term Fees

4YO
Free in 2021 as part of the Victorian State Government Initiative.

3YO
$100 per term – Reduced fees in 2021 as part of the Victorian State Government Initiative.


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

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 Maribyrnong City Council who runs the Central Registration system.

Specific enquiries can be directed to:
Central Registration Officer on 9688 0116 or earlyyearscentralregister@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

For further information please visit the Maribyrnong Council website:
www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/CRS

Three Year Kindergarten

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

Children CANNOT commence before they turn three years of age.

THOSE CHILDREN OFFERED A PLACE BUT TURN THREE AFTER THE START OF TERM 1 (AND PRIOR TO 30TH APRIL) MAY HOLD A PLACE FOR THAT CHILD BY PAYING THE TERM 1 FEES IN FULL.

Please refer to the BPA 3 year old Policy.

To register your child in 3 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:
Central Registration Officer on 9688 0116 or earlyyearscentralregister@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

For further information please visit the Maribyrnong Council website:
www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/CRS