SKBK offers part-time and full-time care. We provide programs for children aged three years to school-aged. We are registered for 55 places, however we provide 52 places across two rooms: 28 places in the Narrang room (4-5 year olds) and 24 places in the Bundabun room (3-4 year olds) to enable three spaces to be available for vulnerable children and families in our community.
The Victorian Government Department of Education and Training provides funding for eligible children to access a kindergarten program in the two years before they commence school. This funding is a contribution towards meeting the cost of a kindergarten program. It does not reduce the cost of care, but instead contributes to the cost of providing the Kindergarten program and is paid directly to SKBK based on the number of funded children enrolled in our programs.
To be eligible for funding, from 2023, a child needs to access a minimum of 15 funded hours per week. Children therefore need to be enrolled in a minimum of three days per week at SKBK. Families will be prioritised if they intend to use SKBK as their funded program.
Each of our rooms is staffed by an Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) and five other early childhood educators. All of our team have a wide range of experience and skills, bringing a variety of influences to the program.
Our ECT’s works with the children from 8.50am – 2:30pm each day. The hours in which the ECT works with the children is also known as ‘funded hours’.