Bridgewood Integrated Child and Family Centre

115 Bridge Road, Officer VIC 3809

About us

This state-of-the-art kindergarten is part of a groundbreaking precinct that embodies lifelong learning and community ownership. At the heart of this facility is the belief that each child is a competent learner from birth. The kindergarten’s team of nurturing and experienced educators will deliver high quality and inclusive three and four-year-old kindergarten programs that help each child realise their potential. Educators will partner with you – your child’s most important educator – to develop a play-based learning program that encourages your child to expand their capacities and deepen their understanding of the world. In turn, your child will develop vital social, emotional, physical, language and cognitive skills. Even more importantly, educators will ensure your child is safe, secure and happy while in our centre.

Bridgewood Integrated Child and Family Centre

115 Bridge Road, Officer VIC 3809
Open Hours
8.30 am – 1:30 pm, Monday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Tuesday
8.30 am – 1:30 pm, Wednesday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Thursday
8.30 am – 1:30 pm, Friday

Our Philosophy

At Bridgewood Integrated Child and Family Centre, we passionately engage families in an inclusive program focused on improving each child’s educational outcomes. We emphasise active, hands-on learning and value strong collaborations that enhance our practices and understanding. Our learning environments reflect our community’s identity, promoting a sense of belonging and warmth while celebrating diversity and empowering children. We advocate for environmental responsibility and continuous improvement, fostering a deep community connection and lifelong learning.


Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Multi-age Banksia 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm
3YO Lilly Pilly 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
4YO Eucalyptus 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Wattle 8.30am – 1.30pm 8.30am – 1.30pm 8.30am – 1.30pm
Proposed 2025 Timetable

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Multi-age Banksia & Wattle 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm
3YO Lilly Pilly 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
4YO Eucalyptus 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Waratah 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm

Meet your Nominated Supervisor

I’m Colleen Ower, with a diverse Early Childhood Education career spanning roles from 2IC to Kindergarten Director. As a Nominated Supervisor, I cherish building my teams’ capacity, witnessing children’s growth, and supporting families. My philosophy centers on creating a nurturing, inclusive space where every child feels a sense of belonging. At Bridge Road Kindergarten, we prioritise cultural diversity, play-based learning, and scientific exploration, empowering children to embrace their uniqueness and thrive academically and emotionally. Our team’s collaborative and reflective approach promotes best practices, ensuring a supportive and enriching early childhood experience for all. We welcome you and your family and can’t wait to meet you.

Colleen Ower

Centre Highlights

Inspiring play spaces

Qualified and nurturing teaching teams

Learning through play

Child safe environments

Regular communication

Community visits and exploring

Frequently asked questions

Your child will need a backpack or bag, a refillable water bottle, a change of clothes, a wide-brim sun hat and their favourite toy, which can help them settle in.

Children love community visits. Experiencing different environments and groups of people helps them learn. You’ll get plenty of information in advance and have opportunities to ask questions. The centre will also need your written permission before your child can take part.

Germs spread quickly, and home is the best place when we’re unwell. Please keep your child home for at least 24 hours if they show any of these symptoms.

• 38C and higher temperature

• Vomiting or diarrhoea

• Rashes that can’t be explained

• Red, swollen and discharging eyes

• Unusually lethargic, irritable or not eating and drinking

When your child is feeling better with no symptoms for 24 hours, they’re welcome to return.

Infectious diseases

If your child has an infectious disease, please keep them at home and let us know straight away. Whatever you tell us is confidential.

See the list of infectious diseases at

If your child becomes unwell while at the centre, teachers will make them comfortable and ask you to pick them up. If you’re not available, they’ll call one of the other contacts listed on your enrolment form.

Whether it’s a one-off issue or requires ongoing care, talk to your teachers if your child is on regular medication or has food allergies or intolerances. The team is there to support your family, and the more you can tell them, the better they can help. They will ask you for information from your doctor about how much your child takes and how often. Also, let the team know when anything changes. They will set up a new plan to support you, including any necessary training.

ECMS is a Child Safe organisation. We rigorously follow the child-safe standards set out by the Victorian Government. These standards guide us to drive a child safe culture, provide appropriate strategies and actions to put the interests of children first, keeping them safe from harm. We are committed to involving families and communities in our efforts to keep children safe.

Engaging in risky play is vital for children’s learning and development. Our teaching teams plan for and support opportunities for children to explore their environment and challenge themselves within play. Navigating risk promotes problem solving, persistence and resilience, and in a safe environment, is lots of fun!

Explore a day in the life

Immerse yourself into what a day at our service could look like for you and your family.

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    ECMS acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands on which we live, learn, work and play. Aboriginal people have a long tradition of teaching and learning through sharing their connections with country, community, language and culture. We recognise their continuing connection to the country, and we pay respects to elders past and present.