Broadmeadows Valley Children’s Program

The Broadmeadows Valley Children’s Program is a 128 place service that delivers and demonstrates high quality, responsive programs for children through:

  • Education and care programs
  • Integrated and sessional kindergarten programs
  • A large shared outdoor play space with many natural and sustainable features
  • Each room implements a flexible indoor/outdoor program and a progressive morning and afternoon tea
  • All programs provide rich learning experiences developed through a strength/interest based approach as we view children as capable, competent co contributors and acknowledge them as active participants in learning
  • The unique design of this centre provides community building opportunities through a shared outdoor space, dining room and close connections with the Broadmeadows Valley Primary School and wider community
  • Training and community facilities for large and small groups
  • We offer Bi-lingual Services in a wide range of languages including Turkish, Arabic and Assyrian

You are welcome to make an appointment to visit the centre at any time. All enquiries welcome! Simply call 1300 4 GOWRIE to let us know when you would like to visit.

Fees
  • The fees for long day care are $98 per day
  • From Term 3, Sessional Kindergarten is $360 per term.
  • There is a two day minimum enrolment to ensure consistency and a sense of belonging for children and families
  • Some families are entitled to the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate from the Commonwealth Government, which is taken off the scheduled fee. The amount that can be claimed is dependent on the family’s income. Parents need to contact the Family Assistance Office (Phone 13 61 50) for further details
  • Fees include the provision of nutritional morning and afternoon tea, lunch and late snack.
Rooms

Rooms 1 and 4

6 weeks to 3 years
12 children each day
1 Diploma Qualified Leader
2 Diploma Qualified Educators
1 Certificate III Educator

Room 2

6 weeks to 3 years
12 children each day
1 Bachelor of Education, Leader Educational programs for the 0-3 rooms
2 Diploma Qualified Educators
1 Certificate III Educator

Room 3

2 years to 4 years
20 children each day
1 Bachelor Qualified Leader
2 Diploma Qualified Educators
2 Certificate III Educators

Room 5
3-5 years integrated funded Kindergarten Program
28 children each day
1 Bachelor of Education, Leader Educational programs 3-5
4 Diploma Qualified Educators

Room 6
2 Sessional 4 year old funded Kindergarten Programs
(children must be 4 years old before 30th April in the year they attend)
28 children each day
1 Bachelor of Education, Leader
3 Diploma Qualified Educators

Group 1 – Monday and Tuesday 9.15am-3.15pm and Wednesday 8.30am-11.30am

Group 2 – Wednesday 12.15pm-3.15pm and Thursday and Friday 9.15am-3.15pm

Support Team

Manager Children’s Program
Assistant Manager Children’s Program
Cook
Part time and float pool educators
Administration

Quality Improvement Systems: National Quality Framework (NQF)

The  National Quality Framework (NQF) came into effect on the 1 January 2012. This  involved the introduction and implementation of the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011), the Education and Care Services National Law Act (2010) and the National Quality Standard (NQS) (2011). Children’s education and care services covered under the Education and Care Services National Law are assessed and rated against the NQS. This important reform will deliver a higher standard of care for children in the critical areas of education, health and safety and will provide clear and comprehensive information for families so they can choose the best services for their child.

The National Quality Standards (NQS) are linked to the National Early Years Learning Framework (2009) which recognises that children learn from birth. The process reflects a uniform approach to assessment and reporting across the range of service settings. Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority undertakes the assessment and rating process. It is also the point of contact for any questions services may have about the assessment and rating process.

For more information on the new National Quality Standard, see www.acecqa.gov.au

The Gowrie Victoria Broadmeadows Valley Children’s Program prepared its Quality Improvement Program which was submitted in 2016.

Apply to Enrol

Gowrie Victoria receives numerous child enrolment applications each year. To ensure a fair, equitable and transparent process, parents need to register their details and be placed on a waiting list.

If you would like to place your child on the waiting list, please register your details online.  If you have not logged in previously, please select register and instructions will be provided. You will need a mobile number and email address to complete this process.

Alternatively, please download our waiting list form, complete and return to Gowrie Victoria. Please view Children’s Program Waiting List Policy for all terms and conditions.