COVID-19 Update

Thanks for visiting Bethany Kindergarten Services.  In line with the Premier of Victoria’s advice related to the Coronavirus (March 22), Bethany Kindergarten Services will be finishing up Term One at 5pm, Monday 23rd March 2020.

Our educators will be sending out to families ideas and activities to continue your child’s engagement in play based learning while at home, and will continue to update you on any further developments and advice received.

The BKS Central Support Office located in Hamlyn Heights is temporarily closed to the public. We continue to operate and can be contacted during business hours by phoning 5273 0200. Alternatively, you can email us at kindergartens@bethany.org.au

For the latest advice from the Department of Education related to COVID-19, please visit:  https://education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/coronavirus.aspx#link87

Bethany Kindergarten Services

 

Bethany Kindergarten Services (previously known as Geelong Kindergarten Association) was initially formed in 1994 in response to changes in government funding and local council amalgamations. Extensive community consultation resulted in the formation of Geelong Kindergarten Association in 1996, when the licence and staff employment responsibilities of over 20 kindergartens were transferred.

In 2016, following a period of consultation, Bethany Community Support Inc. (BCS) and the Geelong Kindergarten Association Ltd. announced their intention to merge. From 1 July 2017, Bethany Kindergarten Services Ltd. (BKS) commenced operations as part of the Bethany group of services.

Bethany Kindergarten Services operate 22 kindergartens, enabling the delivery of quality early childhood education programs for local children, enhanced by access to a range of support services for kindergarten children and families. The merger with BCS has harnessed the collective expertise of both organisations to benefit children, families, staff and the broader community. The combined operation provides services to over 8,000 children, families and individuals in the Geelong region and employs over 300 staff.

Bethany Kindergarten Services is a not for profit community based organisation that is governed by a Board of Directors.