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BPA Children's Services

Contact Details

5 James Street
Strathmore VIC 3041

Phone: 9379 4879
Email: st.aidans.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Nominated Supervisor:  Jennifer Le Roy

Educational Leader:  Monica Sholakis

ACECQA National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:
Educational program and practice – Meeting NQS
QA2:  Children’s health and safety – Exceeding NQS
QA3:  Physical environment – Meeting NQS
QA4:  Staffing arrangements – Meeting NQS
QA5:  Relationships with children – Meeting NQS
QA6:  Collaborative partnerships with families and communities – Exceeding NQS
QA7:  Leadership and service management – Meeting NQS
Overall rating:  Meeting NQS 

2022 Session Times

4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week

Monday:  8.30am – 4.00pm
Thursday:  8.30am – 4.00pm

Monday:  8.30am – 4.00pm
Wednesday:  8.30am – 4.00pm

Wednesday:  8.30am – 4.00pm
Thursday:  8.30am – 4.00pm

3 year old kindergarten – 10 hours per week

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

3 year old kindergarten – 5 hours per week

Tuesday:  8.30am – 1.30pm

Friday:  8.30am – 1.30pm

2022 Term Fees

4 year old kindergarten – $590 per term
3 year old kindergarten (10HRS) – $760 per term
3 year old kindergarten (5HRS) – $220 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

Our preschool provides a high-quality play-based program which is implemented in a positive, caring and passionate environment.  The children are viewed as successful, competent and capable learners who are given opportunities to construct their own learning of others and participate in decisions that affect them.

Our programming approach creates an atmosphere which encourages all children to experiment, challenge themselves, enjoy and develop relationships, grow together and build positive self-images.  The program is developed and based on each child’s own individual needs and skills.

We believe in creating a collaborative partnership to educate children.  Participation and contributions from families, the community, educators, and the children is highly valued and welcomed.

St Aidan’s Preschool is dedicated to quality outcomes for children and is committed to the rights of all children to feel safe and be safe, including the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, of children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and of children with disabilities.

Building on the National and Victorian Early Years Learning Frameworks, the preschool environment offers the children an opportunity to build on the skills they will require throughout their lives.

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 download a form from the Council website below:

You can also contact the Kindergarten Field Officer at Moonee Valley Council who runs the Central Registration system:

  • Phone:  9243 8888