The importance of the first five yearsThroughout the first five years, children develop more rapidly than any other stage in their lives. Significant developmental milestones occur during this time as children progress from sitting to standing, cooing to conversations and from being largely dependent to independent.
Engaging with peers and educators in an early childhood education environment designed and resourced specifically for young children provides an optimal setting to develop skills, dispositions and a love for learning.
We establish indoor and outdoor learning environments rich in meaningful social interactions, where children have a safe place to build lasting friendships with their peers and trusting relationships with educators, contributing to their overall sense of wellbeing. We value the connections between children, families and communities as a key contributor to early childhood education and care, recognising learning as a collaborative process.
Welcoming community participation strengthens connections with a range of local services, empowering children with a greater understanding of the history, services, skills, industries and environmental factors our local community holds.
Embracing the wider community allows children to learn about the rich diversity and multiculturalism that encompasses our area and the significance of the First Peoples of Australia in our past, present and future.
Our educators are trained to deliver purposeful teaching and learning experiences through the most effective approaches to practice in early childhood education, emerging from research-based evidence. We prioritise the ongoing professional learning of educators to ensure their own skills, knowledge and teaching methods are continually evolving, resulting in the highest quality early education and care for all.
The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) places children’s learning at the heart and encompasses three interconnected elements of principles, practices and outcomes to guide pedagogy and curriculum decision making. The five learning outcomes acknowledge variations in learning styles, development and context as well as the complex, integrated nature of learning as children progress towards the outcomes in their own meaningful ways.
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators
With the guidance, support and care of our experienced team, our approach to early childhood education and care will provide children with an holistic experience abundant in diverse opportunities for meaningful play and learning.
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“My son loves it at Great Beginnings Notting Hill. He is excited to go and learns a lot. He is well loved and cared for and everyone is very friendly. The centre is always clean and there is an outdoor undercover area so the kids have lots of time in the fresh air.”
Great Beginnings Notting Hill
“Great educators and service. Can recommend to anyone who is looking for a good child care or kinder for their kids. Thanks.”
Great Beginnings Berwick
“Great centre, the staff are very dedicated to the children and nothing is too much trouble. Beautiful new wooden toys, very clean, always doing art and craft, healthy allergy friendly meals and snacks provided, regular visits from Zoo to you etc and heaps of communication. We could not ask for more.”
Great Beginnings Atherton
“Our son has been going there since it opened. We are all extremely happy with the centre and the staff are great. Very friendly and helpful. I have recently changed jobs and now drop my son off a lot earlier, we don't have time for breakfast at home but, I know that they will give him breakfast. Highly recommend this centre 😊.”
Great Beginnings Pimpama
“I highly appreciate the care for our daughter and the school readiness program is well advanced. Shruti loved her teachers and she still miss the everyday. I recommend them to everyone one in Hornsby area. Thank you Great beginning team for your help and care.”
Great Beginnings Hornsby
“Awesome centre with excellent staff! My son absolutely loves going to daycare each day because the staff are so friendly and genuine. They are very accommodating and provide him with so many wonderful learning opportunities each day. Very easy to communicate with and really understanding of the needs of their families. Couldn’t be happier with the facilities and staff.”
Great Beginnings Halls Head
“Beautiful childcare with lovely people. Staff helped me transition my boy to childcare. Very helpful and communication daily is amazing!!”
Great Beginnings Aveley
“Such a beautiful centre with amazing staff! Every drop off and pick up is met with such a warm welcome and that makes myself and my kids feel comfortable as soon as we enter! Highly recommend.”
Great Beginnings Epsom
“My daughter loves coming to this centre...staff are amazing, and so friendly...always greet me with a smile! Couldn't be happier, my son will be attending this daycare next year also! Keep up the great job girls...!!”
Great Beginnings Curlewis