Rooms & Staff Ratios

Brenbeal Children’s Centre provides a Long Day Care program and an integrated pre-school (Kindergarten) program (part of Long Day Care). The children are cared for in four different rooms with approximate age groupings.

Wallert Room:  3 educators 10 children
Bunjil Room:  3 educators 10 children
Bullen Bullen Room:  2 educators 15 children
Barraimal Room (Kindergarten) :  3 educators up to 30 children

The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education & Care require the following child/staff ratios:

  • 1 educator for every 4 children under 3 yrs.
  • 1 educator for every 11 children over 3 yrs.

Brenbeal exceeds these minimum requirements.

Children are placed in rooms according to their age and developmental needs. Children may transition up a room during the year if a space becomes available and if the child is ready. This happens in consultation with staff, families and children.