Little Learners starting information

Welcome to Scopus Little Learners 

We are delighted that you chosen us to partner with you in our Little Learners program. 

We know that there will be many questions along the way and we hope that this will help guide you through the starting process. 

Please click through on each topic to access the information that you will need.

All parents in all year levels need to ensure they are familiar with the policies and information outlined in the Parent Handbook, on our website. The College's Child Protection Policy is also available on the same page. Any change to our policies is issued via the Scopus App and updates noted in the handbook. 

Key points at a glance

This site contains a lot of important information. The key points are summarised here below. Further details are provide on the relevant site tabs below.

  • The Little Learners program commences on Tuesday 9 January, 2024, with parents dropping in with their children.
  • All children are enrolled from that date, irrespective of the date parents choose to commence them.
  • Centrelink does not pay Child Care Subsidy for enrolled days prior to the first day of physical attendance or after the last day of physical attendance - see Centrelink for full eligibility information.
  • No child may commence unless all criteria have been met including the submission of all required documentation via the Xplor Home app by Wednesday 15 November.
  • complete and submit child profile form (including nominated start date) by Friday 17 November.
  • select a pre-commencement parent/child/teacher meeting time slot for the morning of Thursday 7 or Friday 8 December by Friday 24 November.
  • A parent information evening meeting is scheduled at 7.30pm on Thursday 30 November.
  • Parents must book a parent teacher meeting time on 30 or 31 January via Parent Lounge during the booking window of 17 - 24 January, 2024. 

Parents will also need to:

  • download Scopus App and subscribe to groups from 8 January 2024;
  • download Toddle App by 15 January 2024;

ELC hours and centre information

Little Learners (48 week Long day care) program *

Monday to Thursday             7.30am - 6.00pm 

Friday                                      7.30am - 5.00pm (Summer) 

                                                7.30am - 4.00pm  (Winter) 

The change between summer and winter time will be advised. 

Complete information regarding school dates for the coming two years can be found on the Mount Scopus Calendar which can be viewed here.

*In line with department regulations, 48 weeks per year indicates that the program will operate at least one day in a week. The number of operational days may vary in line with the calendar each year and the days of the week that Chagim and public holidays fall on. 

Operating period

The first day of operation for Little Learners is Tuesday 9 January, 2024

The last day of operation is Friday 20 December, 2024.

The operating and closed days are listed here on the Terms and Conditions and Operating days

Staffing ratio

Little Learners is staffed on the ratio of 1 educator to 4 children for two year old children. 

There will be a maximum of 16 children in the room on any one day (except in the case of emergency care).

Our staff exceed the mandated qualification requirements. 

Drop off and pick up

  • We open our doors at 7.30am. 
  • Each child must be signed in and out daily (in accordance with government regulations).
  • When you bring your child to Little Learners, please make sure staff are aware of your child’s arrival. Never leave a child alone in an area where staff may not be aware of your child’s presence.
  • Your child cannot be left at Little Learners until she/he has been signed in. 
  • All people picking your child up must be authorised to do so. You give them authorisation when you fill out the enrolment record. Please ensure everyone who will collect your child on a regular basis can sign your child our using Xplor.   Please note: If someone other than you is picking your child up on a casual basis they will need to sign in to the digital system. We need to have your written permission for this person to collect your child, including their full name, address and phone number on your child's enrolment details record. Please email if you need to update the details of people collecting your child during the year so that our teachers can verify we are handing your child over to the correct adult.
  • Your child will not be dismissed to unauthorised people. In the absence of authorised contacts listed on the Xplor Enrolment Record, the Department of Human Services may be contacted if a child is not collected by the kinder’s closing time so we ask that you give authorisation to at least two parents in the class to cover such an emergency. 
  • Parents are expected to arrive to collect their child/ren prior to the closing time of the program. We recommend parents arrive 15 minutes prior to closing to allow for a handover and discussion of any issues that may have arisen during the day.  It is with that in mind that a late collection fee is charged for any children on site after closing time.

Required documentation

In order to ensure that your child/ren can commence, full documentation must be completed and returned by Wednesday 15 November.

ELC policies

When completing the required documentation you will be asked if you have read and accept the policies an procedures of the ELC. You can find them listed below.

Early Learning Centre (ELC) Specific Policies

Mandatory documentation (ELC / OSHC)

Pursuant to the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011), we are required to collect a range of information for all children attending one our Early Learning Centre (ELC) services, which at Mount Scopus includes Little Learners, Lower Kinder or Upper Kinder. 

Mount Scopus ELCs utilise the Xplor ELC management system. This consolidates and simplifies the collection of all the mandatory information that is required from our families, and makes it easier for our educators to access and use when caring for your children. A user guide / FAQs is available here

  • This includes a current Australian Immunisation Registry Status certificate for each enrolled child. No other documents are acceptable based on the legislation, including immunisation certificates from other countries. 
  • Access to Xplor is based on an individual's email address; each parent needs an individual email entered
  • Each emergency and/or collection nominee needs an individual email address entered so have these available before you begin.
  • Complete medical details for each child, along with emergency contact and GP details must be provided, along with any relevant care plans such as for asthma or diabetes. 
  • You will also be required to provide a headshot of your child, which the educators use in preparation for the start of the year. 

FKI Xplor documentation form                         

Please see the Xplor instructions tab below once the form has been submitted. 

*Please note that the 'no jab, no play' legislation applies to Little Learners. This means that no child can commence if we have not received their immunisation status certificate indicating that they have received all required immunisations for their age. 

Child profile form

At Mount Scopus we want to see our children flourish. Our aim is for children to not only develop their intellectual skills but also their social and emotional wellbeing. This is the time that they begin to learn valuable social skills and use them to build meaningful relationships. We want children to become resilient, sociable and confident learners.

We invite you to share some information with us about your child/ren. This will be used as a starting point at the pre-commencement meeting in December which you can build upon in your discussion with the teacher.

With this in mind, we ask you to complete a child profile form via the link below.  

Starting date: On this form there is also a question relating to your child's starting date. Although the program commences on Tuesday 9 January, 2024, and billing commences on that date we understand that some people may still be on holiday at that time. Please complete the question as to  when you expect your child to commence at Little Learners. 

Please click here to access the profile form for Little Learners; please complete by Friday 17 November.

Orientation opportunities and commencement schedule

Children, along with their parents are invited to attend a pre-commencement interview. These are scheduled 15 minute meetings on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 December  between 8.30am and 11.30am. 

Please call Anna in the FKI office on 8554 4700 to schedule your appointment time.

Important: Please remember that if your documentation is not completed and returned by 15 November you will not be able to proceed with the interview and your child may not be able to commence in January. 

These meetings are an opportunity for children to visit their new environment and meet the room teachers. It also allows for parents to discuss any particular likes or dislikes their child may have, or concerns they may have about their child, allowing for a smooth start to the year.  


Nor are parents forgotten. If you are a first time Mount Scopus parent you may have many queries about the day to day program and logistics. Please diarise the dates and information will follow closer to the time for the following opportunities on offer for parents:

  • Little Learners parent information session: Thursday 30 November at 7.45pm
  • New Parents Welcome: New date - Monday 5 February, 2024

Once the year commences teachers and the school communicate with parent through a number of digital Apps:

The Toddle app is a digital portfolio showing both group and individual learning. 

Teachers and admin post notices and a newsletter to the Scopus App regularly updating them on upcoming events, giving vital information.

It is important for parents to keep up to date with these notices as this is a main communication forum. 

See the Websites, apps and portals  page for more information.

New Parents Welcome

First time parents at Mount Scopus in all  year levels will be invited to our New Parents Welcome evening scheduled to be held on Monday 5 February . This allows the opportunity to meet some of the College Leadership Team, as well as other new parents. Invitations will be sent in December. 

Commencement schedule

Little Learners will commence for students on Tuesday 9 January, 2024.

To assist with settling in the children in a calm manner, the first two days for each child will focus on transition visits. 

For the first day parents are invited to visit and remain with your child for an hour either morning or afternoon. This can be on a day they are ordinarily booked in or not.  

For their second visit children can attend a half day (8:30am until 11.30am) without their parents on one of their regular scheduled days; please ensure your child brings their lunchbox with a packed lunch on that day. If they want to do half days for more than one day then that can be accommodated. 

They can then commence attending for full days. 

NB: This is a suggested transition schedule for children whose parents feel it would be beneficial. Any child may attend for the full day from the beginning of the year if you choose. 

If you are intending to be away during January, please mention this during the interview and our team can discuss with you whether or not it would be suitable for your child to commence before your holiday or wait untiil your return. This will vary in accordance with a child's nature and any previous experience with care arrangements.

Communicating with parents

Parent communication

  • Communication between parents and teachers is vital and commences prior to children starting kinder.
  • Any information on a child’s special needs must be advised well in advance so teachers can plan to meet those needs. Information should include both verbal communication and copies of any external testing a child has undergone, such as developmental assessments, speech therapy, occupational therapy or any other relevant medical issues. Student Services on each campus will also meet with you to discuss your child’s needs along with a planned support strategy.
  • Your child will be involved with various staff for their pastoral care as well as their education. For pastoral care, your first point of contact is your child's classroom teachers who you will meet at the pre-commencement interview in January.  
  • Overseeing the pastoral care of all students is the ELC Director, who liaises closely with the classroom teachers and Student Services. The Deputy Principal - Primary, is also at the campus regularly throughout each week. 
  • For educational queries, please contact the classroom teacher directly.  Teachers are available to answer any queries about your child throughout the year and are best contacted by email or via a phone message which will be returned when they are not teaching. 
  • Orientation Evenings at the start of the year will familiarise you with the day to day running of your Kindergarten.
  • Contact details of all relevant staff caring for your child will be provided at the start of the school year however information is also available in the Useful Contact Information section below. 
  • The parent / teacher meetings are held in Terms 1, 2 and 4 for ELC students.
  • In Upper Kinder, teachers write a transition report for their child's prep teacher. You will be asked to contribute to this report. This assists in passing on any useful information from both you and the kinder teacher to your child's prep teacher.

If you have any concerns about your child which you feel you need to advise prior to commencement then please contact Enrolments.


Our records are confidential and governed by our Privacy Policy, which is available on our website.

Staff will not disclose or discuss personal information concerning children and their relatives with any unauthorised person. Confidential information will be seen and discussed only by staff who need the information to provide services. 

Children’s records are available to parents at all times.

Class list

Family contact details for the year group will be made available to parents in the Parent Lounge once school commences in February. These lists are only to be used for contacting other families for invitations and the like. They are not to be used in any other way for commercial, marketing, fundraising or other purposes.

NB: It is up to parents to share their details via the Parent Lounge so if contact details are not visible it means the parent/s have chosen not to share them.

Parents Association

The PA is an active body at Fink Karp Ivany (FKI) and run a range of ongoing events including weekly challah sales,  Mother's Day and Father's Day stalls, and whole campus and inter-campus events.  

It also coordinates Helping Hands, supporting families within the school in times of need.

Little Learners parents are invited to become involved in this wonderful and vibrant body. 

Fees, government subsidies and funding

College Fees

The College issues tuition fees for the following year in early December. The tuition fees will be available on the Scopus website via this link.

Child Care Subsidy

Our ELCs  are licensed as Approved Long Day Care Centres through Mount Scopus Memorial College Early Learning Limited (ABN 44 611 377 881). By submitting your Child Care Subsidy information, we are able to process the government subsidy for you if your family is eligible.  

All subsidies are directed to the ELC and reduces the out of pocket amount paid for fees. 

If your family is not eligible for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) then you will need to pay the Tuition Fees in full to the College.

Eligibility is determined by the household income as well as the activity level of parents. Refer to Centrelink for full details of eligibility. 

There is an allowance of 42 absent days for the 2023-24 financial year. This means that you can still receive the CCS for days your child would normally attend when they are absent, up to this limit, including if the child is on a holiday.  You don’t need to provide evidence for any absences you use under the allowable absence limit. Additonal absenses will also attract the CCS if supporting evidence, such as a medical certificate, is provided. 

Please note that different rules apply for children who are overseas for six weeks or more during the financial year; contact Centrelink directly for further information.

Centrelink does not pay Child Care Subsidy for enrolled days prior to the first day of physical attendance or after the last day of physical attendance - see Centrelink for full eligibility information.

Click here for more information on the Child Care Subsidy from the Australian Government.

Account payment

If you are unsure as to the level of CCS that you will receive, then our Accounts department will work with you to determine a suitable direct debit payment, which can then be adjusted if necessary, once the subsidy amount is known. Please note: Although we will claim the CCS on your behalf and apply it as a credit against your fees your fee statement will reflect the full fees being charged. Some of this will be offset by the CCS for eligible families. As we do not know how much CCS individual families will receive, and as the amount can change throughout the year if circumstances change, the CCS cannot be reflected on the fee statements.

Billable days

Families will be billed based on the days in the place offer confirmation from the first day the program operates, Tuesday 9 January, irrespective of whether or not the child attends, even in the case of family holidays.

Parents are not charged for days when the centre is closed for public holidays, Jewish holidays (including all of Pesach) or over the New Year break as per the place offer confirmation. Please note that the last operating day for Little Learners is confirmation noted the program concludes on Friday 20 December, 2024.

Adding / changing days

Casual days can be requested on an ad hoc basis, subject to availability, online via the Xplor Home app. The process to do so will be outlined in due course. 

If you wish to change or add to your permanent days then you can do so subject to availability. 

If you wish to reduce your days (down to a minimum of two days per week) then two weeks notice is required. 

Any requests to change permanent days should be emailed to the Little Learners request email.

Website, apps and portals

Parents use the Xplor 'Home' app as follows in our ELCs:

  • complete the required documentation 
  • can be used for contactless sign in and out of the room
  • can be used to request extra casual days at Little Learners

Further information will be provided in due course.

The other tools are outlined below. 

The following guide outlines the details of tools used across the College. Some will be relevant for all year levels and some will be for specific year levels or campuses.

College website

The College website hosts a range of information, including:

Campus details

Primary and Secondary curriculum handbooks,

College calendar

Parent handbook

Parent Lounge access,

Our Scopus Family - donations; volunteering; Parents Association, alumni, grandparents and friends

The Scopus Facebook page is also accessible via our website. Please note: in line with cyber safety guidelines we ask that photos are not tagged, nor any names of children in the photo divulged. You can ‘friend’ this page in order to access regular posts of photos and other information from across the College.

Two of the key tools that are used at Scopus are the Parent Lounge and the associated Parent Orbit app, the parent communication portal.

Parent Lounge

Parent Lounge is used for students in Prep and above 

You will be issued with the login credentials to access Parent Lounge in the lead up to your child commencing. It is accessible in the header menu on the College website. 

Parent Lounge is used for a range of purposes, primarily:

  • maintaining your current contact details, 
  • sharing them via the Parent Directory with other parents in your child's year level,
  • *health and emergency contact information for children;
  • organising parent teacher interview times, 
  • accessing school academic reports for Year 7 onward,
  • accessing your child's ongoing assessment results and dates, and their daily timetable for Year 7 onward,
  • paying school tuition fees. 

Parent Orbit app

The key features available via Parent Orbit are:

  • All parent general communications (this will replace the previous Scopus App) from Little Learners to VCE
  • All parent notifications, including bus notices
  • Advising of, and acknowledging student absences
  • Booking Parent Teacher interviews
  • Access to your child/ren’s individual timetable (LFSS students only) and calendar; and
  • Links to commonly used tools, such as Operoo, Flexischools and Bus bookings
  • Download and access instructions are available by clicking here.


Xplor is used only for students using the ELCs and for primary school aged students using OSHC (including after care and holiday program) services for:

  • *collection of information in line with the national regulations specific to these services including medical and emergency contact details,
  • Kinder only - casual bookings for before care, after care, rega care and holiday program,
  • Little Learners - ad hoc 'extra days' bookings,
  • room sign in and out process,
  • and information required to claim the government child care subsidy, 
  • payment of ELC casual usage (OSHC) fees.  

No child can commence at Scopus or attend any OSHC program prior to this information having been submitted and confirmed.

* Parents of school aged children who attend OSHC programs will need to submit information both via Parent Lounge and Xplor.


Operoo is used to provide information and collect consent for excursions and activities across the College. 


Cafeteria orders can be made via Flexischools. It is accessible via the Parent Resources section on the Scopus App or via a web browser -

Parents set up an account for each child and then can place orders ahead of time, or up to 9.30am on the morning that lunch is required. Orders can also be changed or cancelled.  

There is a range of daily specials, both hot and cold, that vary from day to day.

This is particularly handy if students have left their lunch at home and are not carrying cash with them.  

Some Parents Association lunch orders in the primary school are also made via Flexischools.

Toddle (ELC to Year 6)

Toddle is an online learning journal and digital portfolio used at Mount Scopus from ELC to Year 6. 

Toddle is a simple way for teachers and students to record and share their learning and what's been happening in the classroom.

The access information and links will be made available to parents after the start of the school year.

Health and Medication

Health Centre, iIlness and medication

FKI has a Health Centre staffed by Registered Nurses from 8.30am to 3.30pm during school terms. 

Nursing staff are contactable on 8554 4758 or

Outside of normal operating times, rostered staff have undergone first aid training.

For your own child’s benefit, and the well-being of other students and staff please do not send sick children to school or kinder. An unwell child will not be able to concentrate or learn effectively, and conversely, risks becoming more unwell and delaying their recovery by not being able to rest. 

Medication will only be administered for chronic illnesses, asthma or anaphylaxis. If your child requires other medication then they are not deemed well enough to be attending school. 

The Victorian government maintains a list of the minimum periods of exclusion from primary schools and children’s services for infectious diseases cases and their contacts. Click here to access.

Nut policy 

The College has an ‘Allergy Aware’ policy. Staff and students are strongly encouraged not to bring nut or nut based products onto the College Campus, however this cannot be guaranteed. All anaphylactic students are strongly encouraged to question the ingredients of all foods they eat.


Please ensure that any allergies, including hayfever, are noted in the medical section via Parent Lounge, so symptoms are not unnecessarily confused with other symptoms.

The PYP and Little Learners program information

Our early learning centres are special places where the love of learning and the uniqueness of each child are celebrated. We are committed to the provision of high quality early education programs that promote the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and creative development of young children.

They provide a warm and friendly learning environment. Children learn best when they feel secure. Careful attention is paid to each child so that they will feel known and valued.

Through play, children learn what is possible. Our professional educators are guided by the Early Years Learning Framework and draw from a range of childhood educational theories and practice eg Primary Years Programme, Vygotszky, Howard Gardner, and Reggio Emilia. Through a child-centred approach a wide range of activities is provided, both indoors and outdoors. 

The PYP (Primary Years Programme) which operates at Mount Scopus, encompasses a holistic way of teaching and learning that helps children understand how they learn, and apply that knowledge to a broad curriculum. This has been drawn upon in an age appropriate manner to inform the Little Learners program.

The emphasis is on developing skills within the child, which will set them up for lifelong learning within a soild base of values.

The essence of PYP is structured inquiry. Units of Inquiry encourage learning and investigation across all disciplines. Teaching methods are inclusive and allow for different learning styles. More than acquiring skills and a depth of knowledge, children explore values and social responsibility. It’s about the heart as well as the mind.

We also operate an immersive Jewish Studies and Hebrew program with both general and Jewish studies teachers working alongside each other. Teaching is bilingual with instruction given in both English and Hebrew. Within a short period children are able to understand and respond in their second language.

We aim to engender in children an awareness of Jewish culture, and a love of Israel as well as immersing the student in the richness of the Hebrew language.

What differences will I see in my child?

The PYP aims to create globally minded young people who are characterised by the student profile:

  • Inquirers naturally curious and prepared to research topics of interest
  • Thinkers willing and able to tackle complex problems creatively
  • Communicators articulate, confident and expressive
  • Risk-takers willing to face new situations and ready to challenge established thinking
  • Knowledgeable well informed about world and local issues
  • Principled having integrity and a strong sense of fairness and social justice
  • Caring sensitive to the feelings of others 
  • Open-minded open to other points of view and respectful of others’ traditions
  • Balanced; aware of the importance of physical and mental balance
  • Reflective able to analyse their own learning and assess their own abilities

Your child will become an independent, engaged thinker and learner and a responsible citizen of the world.

Behaviour management/Values program

Our values and behavioural philosophies have evolved to help your children explore, challenge and question the world around them.

• We pride ourselves on providing a safe and secure environment where all aspects of children’s development are nurtured and enriched while simultaneously setting acceptable limits for appropriate behaviour.

• We endeavour to foster children’s understanding and acceptance of their responsibility for any consequences of their actions.

• We encourage children to respect others and the environment through discussion and by example.

• While reinforcing and acknowledging positive behaviour we discourage and redirect unacceptable conduct.

• Particular issues such as bullying are taken very seriously and are addressed sensitively and proactively.

Gender equality

Mount Scopus offers a gender inclusive program, for children and parents and we avoid stereotypes. We believe that both boys and girls have an equal capacity for learning and equal opportunities to develop to their full potential.

Equipment and materials, learning experiences, space and staff time are therefore available for girls and boys without discrimination. 

Books, poems, songs, pictures and language are non-sexist.


We recognise that our community is part of a pluralist society composed of people from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures, languages and expectations.

Our ELCs support the diversity of cultures, languages and identities that offer all children the opportunity for developing positive attitudes towards themselves and others.

Sun Smart policy

Sunscreen should be applied before arrival to Little Learners and each child should have a named roll-on sunscreen for top-ups during the day, SPF30+ is recommended. Parents are required to provide sunscreen and ensure that it is in their child’s bag or kept in the room.

• Children are expected to wear the College sunhat in Terms 1 and 4, which is provided. If the hat is lost then parents will be required to purchase a replacement from the campus office. 

• Shade is provided by shade cloths, trees and undercover areas and children are encouraged to use these areas particularly on warm days.

• It is recommended by Sunsmart that appropriate clothing covers neck, shoulders and upper arms. We understand that children do not always dress this way and it is recommended that you send a T-shirt that can be worn over the top of sleeveless or strappy dresses when they are outside.

• We regularly reinforce Sunsmart behaviour through group discussions and the curriculum.

Lunch and snacks

At Scopus, we promote a healthy eating environment.

• The ELCs supply fruit and vegetables for morning fruit time. Please make sure lunches also include a rotating variety of fresh fruit and vegetables.

• We have a healthy eating policy. If snacks are given please consider healthy alternatives. No confectionery is allowed.

• The College has an ‘Allergy Aware’ policy in the Early Learning Centres. Students, staff and parents are strongly encouraged not to bring nut or nut based products onto the College Campus, however this cannot be guaranteed.

• If a child in the class is anaphylactic to a certain food, eg sesame, then we will ask all class parents not to send this food too.

• Any meat sent to school must be kosher and cannot be eaten at the same meal as dairy products.

Sleep/rest time

All children are encouraged to have either a rest or a sleep after lunch. A calm and relaxing atmosphere is created during the rest period. For children who are known to need less sleep, time and space for quiet play is provided. Books, puzzles and quiet activities are offered.

Toys from home

The ELC cannot be responsible for toys that children bring from home, and it can be devastating when toys are broken or lost. However, a special cuddly toy for rest time is acceptable and encouraged, particularly if it enhances a child’s feeling of security. Appropriate books are always welcome as these can be easily shared with the group. Toys encouraging violent play are  unacceptable and are not permitted at the Kinder. 

Specialist programs

Each week our Little Learners benefit from the expertise of specialist teachers at the College. These include our Primary School Music Director, garden specialist, Librarian and College Rabbi, amongst others.  

Kabbalat Shabbat

• Is celebrated every Friday.

• Children are encouraged to bring a coin for Tzedekah. 

• Flowers for the Shabbat table are always welcome, and children are invited to wear smarter clothes than during the week.


• Punctuate the kinder calendar and are celebrated with excitement.

• Help provide the basis for a life long Jewish identity.

Make it a Happy Birthday

• We always celebrate your child’s birthday. Please discuss the celebrations with the teacher. who will advise how it can be celebrated in class.

• We ask that you consider all families when organising your child’s party, that it does not take place on Shabbat or Yom Tov.

• We encourage birthday parties are catered kosher so that all children are included. Melbourne Kosher snack lists are available on the School Links / Parents tab on Parent Lounge.

• If invitations are handed out at school then all children in the class should be invited. If the whole class is not invited we recommend that invitations are e-mailed or posted. Please be mindful not to exclude just a handful of children. As a community school we encourage inclusion.

Parent involvement

We encourage parents to become as involved as much as possible. We are a community, and as such do not just care for the children, but support the whole family. There will be opportunities to contribute by participating on Parent Association committees, fund-raising events, working bees, social and information evenings. Each campus also runs a Parent Security Group and we encourage as many parents as possible to participate once a week, month or term. 

Parents can also volunteer to read to the children or share a skill or passion. Parents are invited to come in to make food with us during the year.

The most important contribution from parents is the sharing of information about your child with staff. 

We will keep parents informed through notices on the app. This includes campus specific events and general information, a re-cap of activities, and details of forthcoming events and important dates. We use Toddle, a digital portfolio of your child's individual learning as well as whole class inquiry and celebrations, to share your chil's learning and experiences with you.

Together it is our responsibility and pleasure to make our Early Learning Centres the best places for our children in their most formative years.

Useful contact information

ELC Key Contacts

Once your child commences, the following are the key contact details you may require.

ELC Director:                                                          Shana Upiter                        03 9900 4648

Fink Karp lvany Campus:                                                                                            03 8554 4700

To contact all teaching staff

To contact all student support  staff


Child Care Subsidy enquiries                                  Nikki Epstein                             03 9834 0041

Tuition fee payments                                                                                       03 9834 0026

Additional day requests -

Main Reception - Gandel Campus, Burwood:                                                       03 9834 0000  

For general enquiries at the College  

To contact financial and clerical administrative staff  

Principal’s Office:                                                                                                         

To contact College Principal only:                          Dan Sztrajt                                                03 9834 0005  

Deputy Principals:  

Deputy Principal, Primary:                                     Greg Hannon                                  03 9900 4602

Deputy Principal, Director of Alter Family School of Jewish Studies and Ivrit

                                                                                 Matti Borowski                                 03 9834 0003

Parents Association                                                                                                         03 9834 0160