Great Beginnings Atherton

See where great beginnings start at Great Beginnings Atherton. Our long day care and early learning centre provides child care in Atherton that is perfect for families living or commuting through Mareeba, Tolga, Yungaburra and Walkamin. We’re located on Roberts Street just down the road from Atherton Show Grounds. 

From the moment you step into our child care centre, you’ll be immersed in a world where children are encouraged to discover and learn. Our spacious outdoor areas feature sandpits, gardens and play equipment to engage all the senses. 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. 

Our indoor spaces 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. Our experienced educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals. 

Our Vacation Care program offers school-aged children (5 – 12 years) time to unwind and spend time with friends during school holidays. The program provides daily variety, focusing on fun and learning through a mix of indoor and outdoor play. 

There’s no need to worry about preparing lunch or snacks. Healthy, freshly made meals and snacks are created daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements. Shared mealtimes between children and educators strengthen relationships, with opportunities to share stories and experiences, and model healthy eating practices. 

No two days are the same at our Atherton child care centre. Engaging specialised programs including sport and movement are included to build a strong foundation in learning and skill development. For an additional fee, we also offer the opportunity for swimming lessons for older children. These fun and engaging programs enhance the daily program. 

Educators and children venture out on excursions to our local community visiting the nearby library, parks and businesses. We welcome community members to the centre based on the children’s interests.  

Neighbourhood connections support a sense of community and belonging for children and provide opportunities to develop social and observational skills with different people, places, and environments. 

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.

118 Roberts Street, Atherton QLD 4883 (07) 4091 4701 atherton@greatbeginnings.com.au
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Why you’ll love Great Beginnings Atherton

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
Beth Brady
“Every family that comes to our service is a part of our Great Beginnings family.” 

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 - 6:00pm
Tuesday 6:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 6:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday 6:30am - 6:00pm
Friday 6:30am - 6:00pm
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. 

Fees
Age Group Daily Fee
Nursery $103.00
Toddler $102.00
Kindergarten $101.00

Note: Fees effective from 1 February 2021.

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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