About Us

BCYF – Early Years Management provider

BCYF (Barwon Child, Youth & Family) is a leading not-for-profit community organisation supporting children, young people and their families to be safe, connected and empowered to live well. BCYF is an approved provider for education and care services in the Colac-Otway Shire, City of Greater Geelong and Surf Coast Shire.

BCYF provides management support to services in the delivery of high quality education programs via 3 and 4 year old kindergarten programs in Geelong and the Colac-Otway Shire.

As an Early Years Management provider, BCYF works with their service partners to make sure care is high quality and follows regulations.

BCYF currently manages and supports 7 kindergartens in the Barwon Region.

Kindergarten committees wanting information regarding BCYF’s Early Years Management can email kindergarten@bcyf.org.au and one of our team members will contact you.

BCYF’s vision, purpose and values

Our vision

A community where people are safe, connected and empowered to live well.

Our purpose

To provide, develop and deliver services, where the need exists, that advance the rights and wellbeing of children, young people and their families.

Our values 

Integrity – I am respectful, accountable and professional

Commitment – I am dedicated to achieving positive outcomes

Inclusion – I involve colleagues, clients and partners in my work

BCYF’s Child Safe Statement of Commitment

BCYF is committed to providing a safe and friendly service for all children and young people; including those who are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, from culturally and/or linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, and those living with a disability. BCYF will not tolerate any form of child abuse and will do everything it possibly can to prevent or minimise harm to children and young people accessing BCYF services.

BCYF will endeavour to actively listen and respond to the voices of children and young people, and will have in place the necessary policies, procedures and practices to support the safety of children and young people under BCYF’s care. Find out more about BCYF’s Child Safe Commitment.