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BPA Children's Services

Contact Details

29 St Kinnord Street
Aberfeldie VIC 3040

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 – Exceeding 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

4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week

NAVY GROUP
Monday:  8.00am – 12.00pm
Tuesday:  11.00am – 4.30pm
Friday:  8.00am – 1.30pm

JADE GROUP
Monday:  12.30pm – 4.30pm
Wednesday:  11.00am – 4.30pm
Thursday:  8.00am – 1.30pm

3 year old kindergarten – 5 hours per week

QUARTZ GROUP
Tuesday:  8.00am – 10.30am
Thursday:  2.00pm – 4.30pm

JASPER GROUP
Tuesday:  8.00am – 10.30am
Wednesday:  8.00am – 10.30am

CRYSTAL GROUP
Wednesday:  8.00am – 10.30am
Thursday:  2.00pm – 4.30pm


2022 Term Fees

4 year old kindergarten – $590 per term
3 year old kindergarten – $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

At St Andrew’s Kindergarten, our educators bring with them a range of values, which are reflected in our teaching practices.  Our teams core values are respect, fairness, honesty, teamwork, and kindness which are implemented in the practices we use when interacting with the children, families, community, and each other.

We support and value each child’s education and development.  We believe the early years provide a unique opportunity for children to develop a positive attitude towards learning when a play-based approach is established and supported by educators.

Our kindergarten provides a quality play-based program working within the National and Victorian Early Years Learning Frameworks, offering opportunities of learning for children in both the indoor and outdoor environment.

Our program is inclusive of both child-initiated learning and intentional teaching by staff.  Educators support children to actively engage with their environment to explore, solve problems, communicate, think, create and construct.  This type of kindergarten environment offers the children the opportunity to take ownership of their ideas and build on the skills they will require throughout their lives.

At St Andrew’s we respectfully acknowledge the land of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people of the Kulin nation.  We embrace the importance of supporting our children and community on their journey of indigenous culture.  We incorporate our indigenous culture daily to ensure that it is an active and embedded part of our program, aiming to continually enhance our understanding of their traditions.

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 wellbeing of the children are always protected.

We value strong partnerships with our families and the community.  We acknowledge families as their child’s first teachers.  We support this by developing positive relationships and offering meaningful opportunities of involvement in our kindergarten community.

Our educators in the kindergarten setting:

  • take a holistic approach when planning for individual children
  • facilitate learning and provide opportunities for uninterrupted play through the establishment of consistent routines
  • have high expectations for all children
  • set realistic goals for learning
  • model and reinforce appropriate behaviours and attitudes that underpin respectful interactions in a group setting
  • respect the rights of each child and uphold these in our daily interactions with them
  • encourage sustainable practices through purposeful experiences
  • encourage opportunities to scaffold a child’s learning to promote growth and development
  • develop positive partnerships with parents through their daily interactions with them

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