Our team & programs

Educational approaches

Key educator approach

As educators we implement this approach across the Green and Purple Rooms as we recognise that young children need to develop a strong and reciprocal relationship with at least one other person. This helps foster a secure attachment which supports a child to feel safe, secure and confident in a group care environment.

*The Key Educator Approach was developed by Emmi Pikler

Circle of Security

This is a relationship-based approach, all educators have training to ensure we understand and act sensitively and responsively to children.  Children learn that we are a ‘secure base’ from which to explore and a ‘safe haven’ to whom they can return.

*The Circle of Security model was developed by K. Hoffman, B. Powell & G. Cooper

Hanen Program

We have made a significant commitment to training, for over a year, to learn aspects of this Canadian approach to support children learning about social interactions, language and literacy.  Our focus has been on the Learning Language and Loving It program. 

Pedagogical documentation and Learning Stories

We are currently reviewing our documentation to ensure that we are following our values of collaboration with children and families and being reflective in our practise.

To do this we are re-visiting Professor Margaret Carr and Wendy Lee’s philosophical approach to documenting – Learning Stories.

Bush Kinder

We run Bush Kinder for our 4-year-old Kinder programs once a week for Terms 2, 3 and 4, and we love it!  Parks Victoria state that “Contact with nature is critical for our physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. It has positive effects on our ability to concentrate, to learn, to solve problems, to relax and to be creative.”

Roaming Kitchen

We have an incredible cook, Maria who loves to share delicious cooking and prep. experiences with the children.  They help her create the snacks and meals of the day, from the babies to our kinders, everyone has a chance to join in.

Our team


We are proud of our highly trained professionals working at BBCC.

Green Room – Infants

Room Leader – Jeainny Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Educator – Cindy
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Educator – Archana
Diploma of Children’s Services

Educator – Lauren
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Purple room – Toddler

Room Leader – Tegan
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Educator – Joulet
Diploma of Children’s Services

Educator – Sandy
Diploma of Children’s Services

Educator – Chi
(Maternity Leave position)
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Educator – Mel
Diploma of Children’s Services

Educator – Marian
Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care

Inclusion Support Educator – Tammy
Diploma of Children’s Services

Blue Room &
3-year-old Kinder

Teacher & Room
Leader Lisa

Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood) & Masters in Fine Art

Room Leader & Educator – Nazmoon
Diploma of Children’s Services

Educator – Rita
Diploma of Children’s Services

Educator – John
Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care

Orange Room & 4-year-old Kinder (integrated) 

Teacher & Room Leader – Amy
Post graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood)

Educator – Vasiliki
Diploma of Children’s Services

Educator – Maria
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Educator – Leer
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Red 4-year-old Sessional Kinder – Option for school holiday care at LDC rates

Teacher & Room Leader – Helen
Bachelor of Teaching
(Birth to 5 years) 

Educator – Chiara
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Educator – Bec
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Inclusion Support
Educator – Reiko

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Yellow 4-year-old Sessional Kinder – Option for school holiday care at LDC rates

Teacher & Room Leader – Prue
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) 

Educator – Cecile
Master of Teaching Early Childhood

Educator – Angie
Diploma of Children’s Services

Inclusion Support Educator – Steph
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Planning and Rostered Day Off cover

Educator – Gulcan
Diploma of Children’s Services

Educator – Mazina
Diploma of Children’s Services

Educator Shabnam
Certificate lll in Children’s Services

Kitchen

Cook – Maria
Certificate lll Early Childhood Education and Care & Bachelor of Tourism

Administrator – Amber
Diploma in Art and Design and Certificate in Early Childhood

Systems & Process Leader – Tegan
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Director – Colleen
Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services, Diploma of Children’s Services

2IC – Holly
Diploma of Children’s Services

Educational Co-ordinator – Amanda
Early Childhood Teacher, Master of Education in Early Childhood & Bachelor of Fine Art

National Quality Framework 

The National Quality Framework (NQF) is an Australian Govt. program which assesses and rates early childhood services against the National Quality Standards (NQS). This ensures some consistency across the vast array of early childhood centres. The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority undertake the assessment and rating process and is currently under review. 

The National Belonging, Being & Becoming framework and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework  are foundational to our practice.

In 2018 BBCC received the following ratings in the 6 NQS:

  1. Education and Program Practice – Exceeding NQS
  2. Children’s Health and Safety – Meeting NQS
  3. Physical Environment – Meeting NQS
  4. Staffing Arrangements – Meeting NQS
  5. Relationships with children – Exceeding NQS
  6. Collaborative Partnerships with families and communities – Exceeding NQS
  7. Governance & Leadership – Meeting NQS