58-60 Jacaranda Drive
Taylors Hill VIC 3037
Melways Ref: 13 A6
Phone: 9307 8722
Nominated Supervisor: Carina Marshall
Educational Leader: Melissa Battaglia
ACECQA National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:
QA1: Educational program and practice – Meeting NQS
QA2: Children’s health and safety – Meeting NQS
QA3: Physical environment – Meeting NQS
QA4: Staffing arrangements – Meeting NQS
QA5: Relationships with children – Meeting NQS
QA6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communities – Meeting NQS
QA7: Leadership and service management – Meeting NQS
Overall rating: Meeting NQS
2020 Session Times
Taylors Hill Kindergarten offers two 4 year old groups and a 3 year old group.
4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week
|Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday:||8.30am – 1.30pm|
|Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:||8.45am – 1.45pm|
3 year old Kindergarten – 6 hours per week
|2.00pm – 4.30pm|
8.30am – 12.00pm
2020 Term Fees
$530 per term
$520 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.
We welcome all families and acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land and future generations; the Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin nations on whose land we learn and play.
We believe the primary aim of education at the kindergarten level is to develop the skills necessary for children to become lifelong learners with an enquiring mind who will be able to take their place in society as responsible and caring citizens.
We are committed to the rights of all children to feel safe, and be safe at all times. We do this by promoting a warm, friendly and caring environment where building relationships with our children and families is of utmost importance and by embracing the diversity of our local community. We value the uniqueness of each child and their families regardless of race, religion, culture and strengths. Educators take responsibility to provide opportunities for children with all needs to be included into the program on an ongoing basis.
We believe that children learn through play. ‘Play can expand children’s thinking and enhance their desire to know and learn’ (Being, Belonging and Becoming pg15). We value children gaining independence skills over the year and promote this throughout the program. Educators take into account the interests, milestones, needs and skills of all children as well as encourage them to foster their skills across all developmental areas. Intentional teaching is an integral component of the educational program and educators will use this in both incidental and planned experiences/discussions. The play-based program remains flexible to accommodate the needs of the group and the individual interests of the children as well as empowering them to take control of their own learning. Educators facilitate respect for the environment through educating and modelling sustainable practices in our daily lives at kindergarten with the children.
Families are encouraged to contribute and provide feedback regarding the educational program. We believe by engaging with our local community throughout the year, the children and families will be able to access other services and build on their knowledge of the local community.
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 Melton City Council who runs the Central Registration system.
Specific enquiries can be directed to the Melton City Council Kindergartens Team on 9747 7284 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Three Year Old Kindergarten
To be eligible for three year old kindergarten a child must turn three years of age on or before 30th April in the year of attendance.
Children CANNOT commence before they turn three years of age.
THOSE CHILDREN OFFERED A PLACE BUT TURN THREE AFTER THE START OF TERM 1 (AND PRIOR TO 30TH APRIL) MAY HOLD A PLACE FOR THAT CHILD BY PAYING THE TERM 1 FEES IN FULL.
To register your child in 3 year old kindergarten, please collect a form from the kindergarten or BPA Children’s Services who runs the Registration system for Three Year Old Kindergarten.
Enquiries can be directed to Raylee Waters on 9312 3689 or email@example.com
To download an Expression of Interest or Registration form please refer to the 3 Year Old Registration Forms tab to the right of screen.