Great Beginnings Byford

See where great beginnings start at Great Beginnings Byford. Our child care and early learning centre is ideally located for families living or commuting through Byford, Darling Downs, Oakford and Whitby. Our centre is in a centrally located adjacent to Marri Grove Primary and close to the Byford town centre.

From the moment you walk through our doors, you’ll be immersed in a world where children are inspired to discover, learn and grow. Your child will enjoy exploring our large outdoor areas which include a sandpit, swings, waterplay area and vegetable garden. The outdoors 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. Literacy and numeracy concepts are embedded in play-based learning, as children engage as architects, storytellers, scientists, artists, and designers.

The kitchen is at the centre of everything we do here at Great Beginnings Byford. There is no need to pack lunches, nutritious meals and snacks including dinner are designed daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements including halal. We also offer a take home meal service for the convenience of parents, offering you peace of mind knowing that your child has a freshly cooked meal ready to take home. Shared mealtimes between children and educators strengthen relationships, with opportunities to share stories and experiences, and model healthy eating practices.

Our Centre offers a well-planned Outside School Hours Care program catering for school-aged children (5 to 12-years old). Our Before and After School Care programs have various activities that focus on fun and learning! With our Vacation Care program, your child will have endless amounts of fun with a mix of in-centre activities, indoor and outdoor play and visits to the community, including the movies, laser tag and ten pin bowling.  

Your child will have access to a rotating schedule of engaging specialised programs including dance and sports. These fun and engaging programs enhance the daily program.

We welcome special guests and members of the community including dentists to the centre to extend on the children’s learning. Children and educators also love to venture out into our local Byford community, with excursions to nearby primary schools and libraries to embrace a connection with nature and take in new experiences.

Our centre offers a school holiday care program for children from 5 – 12 years old. Your child will have endless amounts of fun with a mix of in-centre activities, indoor and outdoor play and visits to the community. In addition, we offer before and after school care and vacation care for three major nearby schools that are located only a few minutes away.

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.

38 Larsen Road, Byford WA 6122 (08) 9525 0355

Before and After School Care

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Why you’ll love Great Beginnings Byford

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
Emma Dobra
“I love watching children grow and achieve things each day.”

A sneak peek inside 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.

Useful information

Opening hours

Convenient 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 
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time 
  • Spare change of clothing in a bag 
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Formula


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. 

Age Group Daily Fee
Nursery $125.50
Toddler $125.50
Kindergarten $125.50

Note: Fees effective from January 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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