Great Beginnings Epping
Welcome to Great Beginnings Epping. Our child care and early education centre in Epping is ideally located for families commuting through Wallan, Donnybrook, Mickleham, Lalor, Thomastown, Mill Park and Wollert. We are conveniently located in the heart of the Epping community and just a five minute drive from Epping Plaza Shopping Centre. Our homely early learning centre in Epping offers early childhood education for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm.
Our child care centre in Epping provides families with daily updates and photos detailing their child's learning and development, which is accessible on our family app.
Great Beginnings Epping is designed to be a home away from home that encourages every child’s exploration. Our early learning environments have been carefully designed to immerse your child into a world of exploration, curiosity, and learning.
Each learning space extends onto our beautiful outdoor environment, which encourages endless ways and opportunities for play! Our naturally shaded outdoor environments decorated with decking are designed to safely develop their strength, balance, and self-confidence through play. We have a sandpit in each yard and an inbuilt cubby house in the toddler and kinder yards. All three plaugrounds have a garden bed along with trees.
Our spacious, light-filled indoor spaces are well-designed with an abundance of natural resources that provide open-ended learning and exploration. Nursery children have a separate sleep room. We have an interactive whiteboard that can be moved around the centre to meet different age groups' learning needs.
Our team of passionate educators and teachers make up the heart of our Epping child care centre. Our experienced educators and teachers are trained to deliver purposeful teaching and learning experiences through the most effective approaches in early childhood education. They are passionate about helping every child succeed in discovering their unique identity and become confident, happy and resilient learners. We are a multicultural early learning centre with many languages spoken across our team to better support families, including Greek, Macedonian, Vietnamese, Hakka Chinese, Cantonese, Hindi and Punjabi.
Play is essential to every child's learning and development. It enables children to make decisions, learn, take risks, and have fun. At our Epping child care centre, our experienced early childhood educators 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 harvesting the veggie garden 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.
- Community engagement activities: We have planned excursions throughout the year and regular outings to the age care facility in Epping, in order to help familiarise the children with their local community.
We provide children with nutrient-rich, fresh and seasonal whole 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 of every child.
Here at Great Beginnings Epping, 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 to meet our early learning team, or contact our Family Support Team to start your journey with us today.
Why you’ll love Great Beginnings Epping
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.
Our purposeful and inspiring rooms
In our nursery rooms, you will see babies engaging individually or in small groups in different types of age-appropriate play.
In the toddler rooms, our teachers and educators provide experiences to support young children in becoming curious and creative problem solvers.
Our approved kindergarten program caters to each child's strengths and needs, for their smooth and successful transition to school.
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|
|Age Group||Daily Fee|
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.