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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

Educational Leader:  Seniz Alpozgen

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 

2023 Session Times

4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week

Monday:  8.15am – 3.45pm
Tuesday:  8.15am – 3.45pm

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

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

3 year old kindergarten 

LIGHT BLUE GROUP – 9 hours per week
Wednesday:  1.45pm – 4.45pm
Thursday:  1.45pm – 4.45pm
Friday: 1.45pm – 4.45pm

AQUA GROUP – 7.5 hours per week
Monday:  8.45am – 4.15pm

PINK GROUP – 10 hours per week
Wednesday:  8.30am – 1.30pm
Thursday: 8.30am – 1.30pm

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

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

Wednesday:  8.15am – 1.15pm
Thursday:  8.15am – 1.15pm
Friday:  8.15am – 1.15pm

2023 Term Fees

4 year old kindergarten – FREE
3 year old kindergarten – FREE

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: