Braybrook Early Learning Centre

About our service

Braybrook Early Learning Centre was established in early 2015 to meet the needs of the local community by providing a foundation for the lifelong learning, health and well-being of children.

The kindergarten is run by Melbourne City Mission and is one of the services within the City of Maribyrnong’s Braybrook Hub. Other services offered at the hub include a library, co-health, maternal and child health facilities, a men’s shed and a sports pavilion.

Our kindergarten offers:

  • 3 year old programs
  • 4 year old programs

Fees per term 2017:

  • 3 year old: $350
  • 4 year old: $420
  • Twins (please contact the kindergarten directly)
Note: Kindergarten is free for families with approved concession cards

How to apply

For more information or to obtain an application form, please contact Maribyrnong City Council

Our philosophy

We believe that play is the most appropriate method for teaching children attending our centre. Play based programs are developed on a sound knowledge of child development and a strong belief that children have a natural curiosity which enables them to learn through exploration of their environment.

As educators, it is our belief that we are responsible for facilitating each child’s learning journey by providing a stimulating environment where adults are able to scaffold the already existing knowledge of the child.

In order to achieve this, each child needs to feel nurtured, safe and respected in their learning environment. We aim to involve all parents in the development of programs which are inclusive to the needs of not only the children at our centre but also their families and the wider community.

Our staff

All of our staff are qualified and experienced in planning and implementing high quality early childhood education programs. Teachers are committed to improving their skills and knowledge and to staying abreast of changes occurring within the field. Ongoing reflection and evaluation allow our staff to offer the best opportunities for the children they teach.

Government fee assistance

You may be eligible to access support from the Federal Government through the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR). Your eligibility for these subsidies is based on your income and determined by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Learn more about access and eligibility for the CCB or CCR on the My Child website.

Braybrook Kindergarten 2018 Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4 Year Old
Room 1
8.30am–1.30pm 8.30am–1.30pm 8.30am– 1.30pm
4 Year Old
Room 2
 8.30am–1.30pm   8.30am–1.30pm  8.30am–1.30pm 
3 Year Old
Room 3
8.30am–11.30am

Location

We're located at: 107–139 Churchill Ave, Braybrook, VIC 3019

No Jab No Play

decorativeIn January 2016, the Victorian State Government introduced legislation that requires all children to be fully vaccinated to be enrolled in a childcare or kindergarten service.

To enrol your child in an early childhood education and care service you must provide evidence of immunisation.

As part of the Victorian Government ‘No Jab, No Play’ legislation, we require evidence that your child is:

  • fully immunised for their age, or
  • ·on a recognised vaccination catch-up program, or
  • unable to be fully immunised for medical reasons.

Conscientious objection is not an exemption to the legislation. We require an immunisation status certificate to enrol your child in our services. An Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) is required as immunisation evidence.

You can obtain an ACIR Immunisation History Statement:

  • ·online through your MyGov Medicare
  • by visiting your local Medicare or Centrelink service centre
  • by calling the ACIR on 1800 653 809

For further information please visit No Jab No Play on the Better Health website or download the Immunisation Toolkit here (PDF).

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Kindergarten tours

To view the kindergarten facilities, please contact our early learning team on centre on 03 9188 5880. 

To make an appointment to see a Maternal Child Health Nurse, please contact Maribyrnong Council on 03 9217 2365.

Contact us

Address: 107–139 Churchill Ave, Braybrook, VIC 3019 
Enquiries: 03 8625 4419 or BELC@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Early Years Integration Project – Report December 2015

This report describes the second year of operation of the LEAP ahead Early Years Integration project, including reporting from community, parents as users of the Hub, professionals and management. LEAP ahead in Braybrook is the name of an innovative, integrated model of early years programs co-located at the Braybrook Community Hub site, expanding overtime to all interested child and family programs for children (0-12 yrs) in the suburb.

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