Clean hands and big hearts: How Great Beginnings is handling COVID-19
As we continue to navigate ‘the new normal’, the health and safety of Great Beginnings families and team members remain our highest priority.
We understand that information, kindness and support are currently essential in keeping all children, families and teams feeling reassured. Below, you’ll find a number of resources to help at this time.
Enrolling across centres
We are welcoming bookings at our centres to cater to your full requirements and establish our close connections with families.
We do understand that the COVID-19 situation has resulted in a challenging economic climate for our country, and we know some families may require assistance regarding understanding the options available to them.
Our ultimate purpose is to ensure all our families have all the tools and information at their disposal to feel confident in their children’s continued journey in early childhood education. Click here to read our guide to the Child Care Subsidy and feel free to contact us to discuss your options.
How will my child be protected in their centre?
All Great Beginnings centres are using Zoono Hand Sanitiser and Zoono Microbe Shield to provide the highest level of protection for children while also protecting their skin.
Dermatologically tested and ultra-gentle, with no harmful chemicals, Zoono products last all day on skin and up to 28 days on surfaces while fighting bacteria and fungi. Zoono Hand Sanitiser also keeps killing 99.9% of germs for up to 24 hours, even after normal activity and hand washing.
Many other initiatives have also been introduced, including Visitor Entry Guidelines, daily updates to our support teams, suspension of face-to-face training, more vigorous cleaning routines and separating cohorts of children where possible, to name a few. Click here to see our full COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan.
G8 Education is consistently monitoring the advice from state and federal authorities and follows all the required and preventative measures stipulated to prevent the spread of COVID 19.
An important reminder for families: If a child is unwell, or displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, we ask that they do not attend their centre. To maintain the safety and wellbeing of all children and team members, we will ask parents to collect any child that begins to show symptoms throughout their day in centre.
These symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or a runny nose. We will also ask parents to collect children experiencing headaches, muscle soreness, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
We appreciate your consideration and understanding at this time.
Where to find more information and updates
G8 Education, who operates our centres, liaises regularly with health and education authorities for the most up-to-date advice and recommendations.
Click here to find more updates related to centres, along with further details on how to protect your family from illness and additional information for support at this time.
If you have specific questions relating to individual situations, please contact the relevant state or territory public health agency:
- ACT call 02 5124 9213
- NSW call 1300 066 055
- QLD call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84)
- SA call 1300 232 272
- VIC call 1300 651 160
- WA visit healthywa.wa.gov.au or call your local public health unit
If you have a child currently enrolled at a Great Beginnings centre, your Centre Manager is your best contact for up-to-date information and answers to any centre-specific questions.
Read our Google reviews
“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