Great Beginnings Bathurst

See where great beginnings start at Great Beginnings Bathurst. Our state of the art, purpose-built child care and early education centre is ideal for families living and commuting through Bathurst, Kelso, Laffing Waters, Abercrombie, Llanarth and Windradyne. We are open from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

Spacious areas designed to inspire

From the moment you step into our centre, you’ll see children discovering, learning and growing in our spacious outdoor areas which feature a dry creek bed, a cubby house, a tepee and more adventure-filled equipment. Children are provided time and space for uninterrupted play as they explore the outdoors to test their limits and develop strength, balance, and self-confidence. Being outside supports children’s overall health and wellbeing.

Engaging early learning programs

We’re passionate about creating engaging learning experiences that enhance children’s development and foster a sense of belonging. Our inviting indoor spaces encourage exploration with quality resources and learning experiences that enhance children’s development and foster a sense of belonging. Children wonder, create, and test out their ideas as they play with a range of materials in purposeful play spaces. Our qualified and experienced educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals. 

We offer an active and exciting preschool program with passionate Early Childhood Teachers, the convenience of meals and extended hours to fit in with your busy days. Our preschool program is the perfect way to support your child’s school readiness in an engaging way.

Our dedicated art and music studio spaces invites innovative ways of working with unique materials and instruments. Project work enables children to visit and work in the studio space over time with peers, educators, and specialists. Project-based learning promotes the integration of learning areas and skill sets as children problem-solve, think critically, and collaborate with others to design, create and evaluate their ideas.

Healthy meals freshly prepared in-house

Nutritious and culturally diverse meals and snacks are created daily by our in-house chef. We cater for all dietary requirements. There is no need to worry about packing lunches and snacks giving you more family time each morning. Our chef is award winning in the child care sector and enjoys bringing her expertise to the families who attend our centre by providing them with nutritious treats. The centre is always alive with the scent of freshly baked slices and muffins and delicious lunches. 

As members of our Great Beginnings community, we look forward to partnering with you to provide information, support, and high-quality education and care in your child’s formative years.

Our Family Support Team are happy to chat through your child care needs. Call them today on 1800 517 086 to book a tour at our centre, meet our team of educators, and learn more about why these first five years are so important for your child’s development.

Why you’ll love Great Beginnings Bathurst

These are just some of the highlights included in your child’s early childhood education and care experience at our centre.

Meet your Centre Manager
Erin Clarke
“I love the sense of belonging that comes from 20 years in the early childhood sector and seeing Bathurst grow.”

A sneak peek inside our centre

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Toddler playing outdoors at Great Beginnings childcare centre
Nursery room at Great Beginnings Bathurst day care centre.
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Outdoor environment at Great Beginnings Bathurst preschool
Kindergarten kids at Great Beginnings early learning centre.
Early educator and toddler outdoors at Great Beginnings Bathurst
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Kids playing outdoors at Great Beginnings Bathurst day care centre
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Take a walk in your child's footsteps

Every day is a different adventure with children, but there are some key elements that make your child’s time so enjoyable at Great Beginnings Early Education Centres.
Scroll through the below to see what a typical day might look like.

Useful information

Opening hours

Extended opening hours to support your busy family life!

Monday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Thursday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm
More about your centre

Even more reasons why families love our centre: 

  • We offer an interest-based program guided by the national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and a preschool program taught by a Bachelor-qualified early childhood teacher to prepare your child socially and emotionally for the next step in their early education journey. 
  • You’ll receive daily photos and updates through our all-in-one family app will allow you to stay connected with your child and keep track of their learning, nutrition, sleep times and other updates. 
  • On-site parking is available for easy pick-ups and drop-offs. 
  • Our sustainability program teaches children a sense of responsibility and connection to the world around them. 

Call our Family Support Team today on 1800 517 086 to chat through your child care needs!  

For your first day
 What we provide What you'll need to bring
  • Wipes
  • Bed linen 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Morning
    and Afternoon Tea, Late Snack 
  • Specialised programs 
  • Bag
  • Hat
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time 
  • Spare change of clothing 
  • Water bottle 
  • Bottle, milk or formula if required 


We’re always here to support you on your child’s learning journey. Read more about what to expect on your first day, and how you can prepare.

Your team

Our team of educators provide an unparalleled early childhood education and care experience for your child. They are trained, qualified and passionate about the importance of the first five years of learning, along with the positive impact this will have on your child’s future. 

The learning programs your child will experience at our centre reflect modern educational research and practices as outlined by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which our program is built from. 

Age Group Daily Fee
Nursery $131.00
Toddler $127.50
Kindergarten $124.00

Note: Fees effective from June 2022.

The above prices are before the Child Care Subsidy has been applied. To calculate your estimated subsidy, view our subsidy calculator. We also offer 9-hour, 10-hour and full-day options at our centre which could help optimise your child care subsidy.

If this is your child’s first time in child care, or you’re unsure about the subsidy, learn more about how to apply for the subsidy. Our team of experts are always on hand to guide you through the process, call 1800 517 086.

Start your journey with us

Contact our Family Support Team on 1800 517 086 or book a tour today to see everything we have to offer.

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