5 Ingles Street PORT MELBOURNE VIC 3207

Busy Bees at Port Melbourne

Service Approval No
SE-00005783
Service Type
Centre-Based Care
Long Day Care:
Yes
Preschool/Kindergarten - Part of a School:
No
Preschool/Kindergarten - Stand alone:
No
Outside school Hours Care - After School:
Yes
Outside school Hours Care - Before School:
Yes
Outside school Hours Care - Vacation Care:
Yes
Other:
No
Phone
0386581050
Approved Places
122
The maximum number of children may only be exceeded in circumstances set out in regulation 123(5) of the National Regulations.
Provider Approval No
PR-40002206
Service Approval Granted Date
Conditions on Approval
For children aged less than 36 months, the educator to child ratios (including diploma qualified educator to child ratios) outlined in regulations 123(1)(a), 126(1), 357, and 361(2) must be applied across each level of the service.
The approved provider must, within 90 days of this condition being imposed:
- Engage or appoint a suitably qualified and experienced staff member in the role of Educational Leader who is employed to work onsite at the service.
- A suitably qualified and experienced person is someone that holds at least a minimum of an approved Diploma qualification and has at least 3 years’ experience in educational leadership within an education and care service.
The approved provider must ensure that:
- The Educational Leader is allocated dedicated time each week to undertake planning, mentoring, and leading the development of the educational program:
- The allocated time must be at least 10% of the time that the service provides education and care each week.
- The Educational Leader is not included in the educator to child ratios, under regulation 123(1) of the Education and Care Services National Regulations, during this allocated time.
- A record is kept of the time allocated to the Educational Leader, and details of what was undertaken during this time. This record must be signed by the Educational Leader and countersigned by the nominated supervisor.
- The record must be kept up to date and available for inspection on request by the Regulatory Authority.
The approved provider must, within 30 days of this condition being imposed:
- Develop and implement a policy and procedure for ‘Transitioning Children Between Levels’. The procedures must include how children are supervised, accompanied, and accounted for at all times when transitioning to and from the rooftop playground and between levels within the service.
- Submit a copy of the ‘Transitioning Children Between Levels’ policy and procedure to the Department’s Southern Metropolitan Area Team to determine adequacy.
The approved provider must:
- Ensure the induction for all staff, including relief educators promotes a clear understanding of the policy and procedure for ‘Transitioning Children Between Levels’.
- Keep a record of all staff, educators, and volunteers, including relief educators, that have been inducted that details they understand and will follow the ‘Transitioning Children Between Levels’ policy and procedure. It must be signed by each person inducted and countersigned by the nominated supervisor.
- The record must be kept up to date and available for inspection on request by the Regulatory Authority.
- Ensure that the nominated supervisor, staff members of and volunteers of the service follow the ‘Transitioning Children Between Levels’ policy and procedures.
The approved provider must ensure that all children being educated and cared for at the service have daily access to genuine outdoor space.

Hours of Operation

Annual

  • Monday: 06:30 - 18:30
  • Tuesday: 06:30 - 18:30
  • Wednesday: 06:30 - 18:30
  • Thursday: 06:30 - 18:30
  • Friday: 06:30 - 18:30

The information above shows ordinary days and hours of operation only. For information about scheduled closures – for example, during holiday periods – please contact the early childhood education and care service directly.

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Last updated on Thursday, 30 May 2024