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 Berwick
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
Our Kindergarten program is supported by the Victorian Government. Our centre proudly offers a kindergarten 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.
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.
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.
Extended opening hours to support your busy family life!
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|Tuesday||6:30am - 6:30pm|
|Wednesday||6:30am - 6:30pm|
|Thursday||6:30am - 6:30pm|
|Friday||6:30am - 6:30pm|
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!
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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.
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.
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Note: Fees effective from 10 July 2023.
Your family’s daily out of pocket cost will depend on your Childcare Subsidy (CCS) entitlements.
The above fees 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.
Read our Google reviews
"Great educators and service. Can recommend to anyone who is looking for a good care or kinder for their kids. Thanks!"
"This centre is awesome! The staff are all friendly, welcoming and happy! It took me a little while to get used to my son going with them, however, they helped a lot by taking my calls during the day and letting me know how he is. Even still to this day as my son has been going to this daycare for a while now and he is settled when I come to pick him up the educators let me know how he’s been during the day."
"Beautiful place for your kids to learn and develop. Staff members are wonderful and make you feel comfortable leaving the kids for the day knowing they are taking excellent care of them. Easy to talk if you have any concerns which they resolve in a timely manner. Thanks to all staff at Great Beginnings Berwick you all have done a wonderful job to prepare my child for prep."