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Contact Details

39 Thornhill Drive
Keilor Downs VIC 3038

Phone: 9356 9553
Email: thornhill.dr@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Nominated Supervisor:  Bridget Verginis

Educational Leader:  Bridget Verginis

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 


2022 Session Times

4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week

BLUE GROUP
Monday:  9.00am – 2.00pm
Wednesday:  9.00am – 2.00pm
Friday:  9.00am – 2.00pm

3 year old kindergarten – 5 hours per week

BLUE A GROUP
Monday:  9.00am – 2.00pm

BLUE B GROUP
Wednesday:  9.00am – 2.00pm

BLUE C GROUP
Friday:  9.00am – 2.00pm


2022 Term Fees

4 year old kindergarten – $510 per term
3 year old kindergarten – $180 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

Thornhill Drive Kindergarten and Children’s Centre acknowledges and respects that it is situated on the land of the traditional owners and custodians of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.

At Thornhill Drive Kindergarten and Children’s Centre, each child is respected as a unique person with his or her own interests, strengths, needs, experiences and abilities. The program we offer is play based with developmentally appropriate learning opportunities which are child initiated and extended with intentional teaching. It is constantly evaluated and changing and developing as the children’s needs and interest’s change.

As described in “The Early Years Learning Framework”, our Kindergarten is a place where children feel that they belong, they can be who they’re and that allows them to develop into who they will become.

All Educators understand the importance of assisting the children to develop a strong sense of identity, allowing them to feel connected and contribute to their world, gain a strong sense of wellbeing, become confident and involved learners and become effective communicators.

We allow the children to challenge themselves physical and mentally, and to take considered risks within set boundaries to build their sense of achievement.

We embrace the cultural diversity of the children and their families, which is positively reflected in the program. It is important that families feel welcomed and supported at our centre. We believe in the rights of all children, regardless of gender, cultural identity, family background and religious beliefs.

Thornhill Drive is committed to the rights of all children to feel safe and be safe at all times, including the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and children with disabilities.

We constantly observe and document the children’s play and learning outcomes which are used to plan further experiences for the children.

The Kindergarten believes in networking and embracing the community.


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 3 year old or 4 year old kindergarten, please contact Brimbank City Council below: