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Contact Details

29 St Kinnord Street
Aberfeldie VIC 3040

Melways Ref: 28 D5

Phone: 9337 4050
Email: st.andrews.aberfeldie.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Nominated Supervisor:  Jennifer Norman

Educational Leader:  Jennifer Norman

ACECQA National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:
QA1:  
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 – Meeting 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 Moonee Valley.

2021 Session Times

St Andrew’s Kindergarten offers two 4 year old groups and two 3 year old groups.

4 year old Kindergarten – 15 hours per week

Navy

Monday:
Tuesday & Friday:
8.00am – 12.00pm
8.30am – 2.00pm

Jade

Monday:
Wednesday & Thursday:
12.30pm – 4.30pm
8.30am – 2.00pm

3 year old Kindergarten – 6 hours per week

Diamond

Tuesday & Friday:9.30am – 12.30pm

Star

Wednesday & Thursday:9.30am – 12.30pm

2021 Term Fees

4YO

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

3YO

$185 per term – Reduced fees in 2021 as part of the Victorian State Government Initiative.


Centre Philosophy

At St Andrew’s Kindergarten our staff bring with them a range of values which are reflected in our teaching practices. As a team our core values are respect, fairness, honesty, team work and kindness. These values underpin many of the practices we use when interacting with the children, families, community and each other.

We support and value each child’s early year’s education and development. We believe the early years provide a unique opportunity for children to develop a positive attitude towards learning while engaging in a play based program. The Kindergarten environment offers the children the opportunity to build on the skills they will require throughout their lives.

The program encourages child initiated learning as well as active intentional teaching by the staff.  It allows the children to explore, solve problems, communicate, think, create and construct.

The program is inclusive and sensitive to the needs of all children regardless of social or cultural background, gender and ability.  We believe it is the right of all children to feel safe and be safe at all times. At St Andrew’s we place children’s best interests at the heart of our decision making throughout the program. We also ensure that the health, safety and well being of the children are protected at all times.

We value strong partnerships with families and the community, offering meaningful opportunities of involvement in our Kindergarten community.

The staff in the Kindergarten setting:

Take a holistic approach when planning for individual children.

Facilitate learning and provide opportunities for uninterrupted play.

Have high expectations for all children.

Set realistic goals.

Model and reinforce appropriate behaviours and attitudes.

Respect the rights of each child.

Encourage sustainable practices.


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 Moonee Valley Council who runs the Central Registration system.

Specific enquiries can be directed to the Kindergarten Field Officer on 9243 8888 or go to
www.mvcc.vic.gov.au and follow the links to the Kindergarten’s page to download a form.


Three Year Old Kindergarten

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

To register your child in 3 year old kindergarten, please collect a form from the kindergarten or Moonee Valley Council who runs the Central Registration system.

Specific enquiries can be directed to the Kindergarten Field Officer on 9243 8888 or go to
www.mvcc.vic.gov.au and follow the links to the Kindergartens page to download a form.