Great Beginnings Berwick

See where great beginnings start at Great Beginnings Berwick. Our long day care and early learning centre provides child care and kindergarten in Berwick for families living or commuting through Berwick and nearby suburbs Clyde North and Cranbourne North. We are directly across the road from St. Catherine's Primary School and St. Xavier Francis High School. We provide care for children aged between 6 weeks to 6 years and operate between 6:30am and 6:30pm.

Great Beginnings Exceeding Assessment and Rating

Our kindergarten and child care centre is proud to have received Exceeding the National Quality Standard. The National Quality Standard encompasses the seven key quality areas that are important outcomes for children’s learning and development.

Spacious play areas for curious minds

From the moment you step into our Berwick child care centre, you’ll be immersed in a world where children are encouraged to learn and explore. Children love to explore and play in our spacious outdoor areas which feature a large yard and play equipment where children can engage all the senses. Our indoor areas invite exploration with quality resources and learning experiences. Children wonder, create, and test out their ideas as they play with a range of materials in purposeful play spaces.

Dedicated team of educators

Our longstanding team of early learning educators are passionate about nurturing and caring for children and supporting them on the early childhood education  journey. Our educators bring their own personality into the rooms allowing for engaging learning environments and building strong relationships with the children. We understand that communication is critical between our early childhood education staff and families and partner with our families to keep you informed every step of the way. You will also receive daily updates and photos detailing children’s learning and development on our parent App - Xplor.

Healthy meals freshly prepared in-house

You will never need to worry about packing lunches or snacks. We provide nutritious meals created daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements for children attending child care and kindergarten. Shared mealtimes between children and educators strengthen relationships, with opportunities to share stories and experiences, and model healthy eating practices. 

Engaging programs designed to inspire

We welcome special community guests to the kindergarten and child care centre based on the children’s interests to extend on the children’s learning. Community connections support a sense of belonging for children and provide opportunities to develop social and observational skills with different people, places and environments. 

Victorian Government approved Kindergarten Program 

Victorian Government approved kindergarten program

Our Kindergarten program is supported by the Victorian Government. Our centre proudly offers a kindergarten / preschool program to ensure your children are supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more, our kindergarten program will help your children become school ready .

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

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

60-62 Ridgemont Drive, Berwick VIC 3806 (03) 8786 7844 berwick@greatbeginnings.com.au
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Why you’ll love Great Beginnings Berwick

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
Kathryne Bennett
“There is no greater joy than to build relationships with families and their children.”

A sneak peek inside our 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 kindergarten and child care 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. 

Fees
Age Group Daily Fee
Nursery $135.50
Toddler $135.50
Kindergarten $135.50

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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