Great Beginnings Bathurst

Welcome to Great Beginnings Bathurst. Our child care centre is located 7 minutes drive from Bathurst City Centre. We provide long day care and early education for families living in Bathurst, Kelso, Laffing Waters, Abercrombie, Llanarth and Windradyne areas. We offer early childhood education for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years and is conveniently open from 6:30am – 6:30 pm.  

Our Bathurst child care centre provides daily updates and photos detailing their child's learning and development, which is accessible on our family app.  

Centre Highlights

Spacious and resource-rich environments

Great Beginnings Bathurst early learning centre is designed to be a home away from home that encourages every child’s exploration. Our brand-new, state-of-the-art, resource-rich early learning environments have been carefully designed to immerse your child into a world of exploration.  

Each learning space extends onto our beautiful outdoor environment, which encourages endless opportunities for play! We have plenty of undercover spaces with play equipment for children to safely develop their strength, balance, and self-confidence through play. Our well-resourced indoor spaces are designed to be the third teacher. Our educators utilise open-ended resources and loose parts to inspire children's curiosity and help them develop important life skills.

Passionate and experienced team of educators
Our team of passionate educators make up the heart of our Bathurst child care centre. Many educators have been here since the centre opened and the vast majority of them have over a decade of experience in early childhood education. Our dedicated educators are passionate about helping every child succeed in discovering their identity and become confident, happy and resilient learners.
Play-based early learning curriculum

Play is essential to every child's learning and development. It enables children to make decisions, learn, take risks, and have fun. At our Bathurst child care centre, our experienced team plan play-based learning activities in line with national standards. The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is designed to engage in your child’s interests and allow them to experience each day in a new way, supporting their learning in the lead-up to primary school.  

Our Early Learning Curriculum also provides children with:

  • Real Life experiences: Children participate in fun and exciting experiences such as woodworking, harvesting the veggie garden, feeding and caring for our chickens, recycling, and basic cooking skills. 
  • Sustainability Program: Each age group participates in a sustainability project that help children embed sustainable practices into everyday life. Children learn about recycling, conserving water, growing food and the importance of looking after and protecting our planet. 
     

Delicious, healthy and inclusive menu

We provide children with nutrient-rich, fresh and seasonal foods created to please even the fussiest of eaters. For variety, our menu rotates every four weeks, with our cook catering to the unique dietary requirements, allergies and religious needs of every child.  

Here at our Bathurst early learning centre, we believe that by encouraging active participation in food preparation, such as growing & harvesting the fruit and vegetables, preparing, and helping cook the meal, children learn to appreciate and understand the importance of healthy eating. 

We look forward to partnering with you and your family to provide information, support, and high-quality early education and care in your child’s formative years. Book a tour or contact our Family Support Team to start your journey with us today.

1 Jacks Close, Kelso NSW 2795 (02) 6323 1848 [email protected]
 What we provide What to bring
  • Nappies 
  • Wipes
  • Bed linen 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Meals
  • Labeled Bag
  • Wide-brim hat
  • Comfort items
  • Spare clothing
  • Labeled bottles or formula
NSW Government funded preschool program available

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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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.

Our purposeful and inspiring rooms

0-2 years
Nursery

In our nursery rooms, you will see babies engaging individually or in small groups in different types of age-appropriate play.

2-3 years
Toddler
In the toddler rooms, our teachers and educators provide experiences to support young children in becoming curious and creative problem solvers.
3-5 years
Preschool
Our preschool program caters to each child's strengths and needs, for their smooth and successful transition to school.

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
Fees
Age Group Daily Fee
Nursery $151.00
Toddler $148.00
Kindergarten $144.50

Please note: The Childcare Subsidy can reduce your daily out-of-pocket fee by up to 95% depending on your family’s entitlements. Calculate your estimated subsidy here.  

 
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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