"/>Dorothy Carlton Preschool - BPA Children's ServicesBPA Children's Services
BPA Children's Services

Contact Details

47 Furlong Road
Sunshine North VIC 3020

Melways Ref: 26 G6

Phone: 9311 7613
Email: dorothy.carlton.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Nominated Supervisor:  Jonelle Papley

Educational Leader:  Jonelle Papley

ACECQA National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:
Educational program and practice – Exceeding NQS

QA2:  Children’s health and safety – Meeting NQS
QA3:  Physical environment – Meeting 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 

2020 Session Times

Dorothy Carlton Preschool offers two 4 year old groups.

4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week


Monday, Tuesday & Thursday:8.15am – 1.15pm


Monday & Tuesday:
Wednesday & Friday:
1.45pm – 4.45pm
8.15am – 12.45pm

2020 Term Fees


$500 per term

Fee Subsidy for Low Income Families

As per State Government Policy, Concession Card Holders are entitled to 15 hrs per week of free kindergarten in the four year old program only. 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. There is no subsidy for three year old programs.

Centre Philosophy

Dorothy Carlton Preschool is committed to provide a quality learning environment based on the National and Victorian Early Learning Frameworks.

The staff continually develop appropriate skills and knowledge and in turn encourage others they connect with.  We support and enhance a learning by promoting exploration in a stimulating and natural environment.

Planning for the indoor and outdoor learning, the child/teacher initiated program strives for positive involvement.

The program is responsive to the needs of the child and the community.  It is a reflective process considering positive outcomes for all children.

Respecting the individuality of all children and families, and from each other we learn together to build a strong sense of worth, respect and community.

We encourage the children to be confident, inquiring, considerate and enthusiastic learners, excited in the anticipation for what their future holds.

The children will be provided with the best foundations for learning for now and the rest of their lives.

The centre acknowledges the land it occupies belongs to the Kulin Nation people and we will respectfully care for it.


Four Year Old Kindergarten

To be eligible for four year old kindergarten a child must turn four years of age on or before 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 Brimbank City Council who runs the Central Registration system.

Specific enquiries can be directed to:
Preschool Central Registration Administration Officer on 9249 4490 or preschool@brimbank.vic.gov.au
or to download a form click on the following link: Brimbank City Council – Preschool Registration

Three Year Old Kindergarten

This centre does not currently offer a 3 year old program.