Great Beginnings Gilles Plains

See where great beginnings start at Great Beginnings Gilles Plains. Our child care centre is located less 12km from the Adelaide CBD, just off North East Road. We offer affordable early learning in a homely setting and are ideally located for families living in Oakden, Windsor Gardens, Valley View, Holden Hill and surrounding suburbs.

Environments designed for little explorers

From the moment you step into our Gilles Plains child care centre, you’ll be immersed in a world where children are encouraged to explore and learn through play. Our playgrounds feature a variety of age-appropriate equipment and resources 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.  

Play-based Learning  

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. Book a tour today to speak to our Centre Manager about what this means for your child.  

What we Offer  

All Meals provided - Healthy seasonal meals and snacks are created daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements. 

Cooking Classes – run by our in-centre cook, we’ll hold age-appropriate lessons where children can learn more about food and healthy eating. 

Real Life Experiences – Community activities include walks to the nature reserve across the road as well as opportunities to visit our local library, primary school, Officeworks, and grocery store. We’ll host community service people such as local police, dentists, or fire brigade to extend learning. 

Coffee and Breakfast for Parents – Between 07.00am and 08.00am daily, we’ll help make your mornings easier. Parents will be offered coffee and a light breakfast such as fresh savouries, fruit, and yoghurt with granola. 

Nappies, wipes, bedding, and sunscreen provided; all you need to do is bring your child. 

Daily updates via our parent app – stay in touch with your child’s routine and learning as well as messages from your centre via our parent app - Xplor.

Nursery and Toddlers 

Our caring educators provide a nurturing environment where babies feel safe to explore and discover. Babies can enjoy tummy time, messy play and other sensory activities in a language-rich environment that stimulate development. Play-based experiences such as music, singing and rhymes are included in daily activities.  

Toddlers are encouraged to learn through play to enhance their sensory-motor development. Activities include reading, music, dance, and games with group play designed to develop confidence and social skills. Books and language games are used to develop communication, literacy, and numeracy. 

Kindergarten and School Readiness Program 

Our experienced educators focus on developing numeracy and literacy skills to help children prepare for the next step in their education. Group play is encouraged to develop conversations, confidence, and social skills. The children learn through interest-based activities to promote development, these include music, dance, games, reading and lots of outdoor fun. Risky play and extracurricular activities are encouraged in a safe space to build up resilience and independence.  

As members of our Great Beginnings community, we look forward to partnering with you and your family to provide information, support, and high-quality early education and child care in your child’s formative years. Contact our Family Support Team to start your journey with us today.  

11/17A Burman Ave, Gilles Plains SA 5086 (08) 8166 0526 enquiries@greatbeginnings.com.au

Why you’ll love Great Beginnings Gilles Plains

These are just some of the highlights that will be included in the early childhood education and care experience at our centre.

Meet your Centre Manager
Ryan Kroon
"All children are unique individual learners, and this is the primary influence of my pedagogical practice."

Welcome to the Great Beginnings Family

A sneak peak of our centre:

Gilles Plains Childcare & Daycare Near Me -- Great Beginnings Early Learning & Education Centre
Child and mum saying goodbye to educator at Great Beginnings Taylors Lake day care
Educator playing with child at Great Beginnings Taylors Lakes child care
Educator reading to two toddlers at Great Beginnings Taylors Lakes child care
Educator painting with children at Great Beginnings Taylors Lake day care
Baby at Great Beginnings Taylors Lake day care
Children smiling at Great Beginnings Taylors Lake child care

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 06:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Tuesday 06:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Wednesday 06:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Thursday 06:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Friday 06:30 AM - 06:30 PM
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 517 394 to chat through your child care needs!  

For your first day
What we provide What you'll need to bring
  • Nappies
  • Wipes
  • Bed linen
  • Meals- Breakfast (before 7.30am), morning tea, lunch,
    afternoon tea, late snack, and a parent breakfast
  • Sunscreen
  • Specialised programs
  • Bag
  • Wide brim hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Any comforters if required
  • Bottle, breast 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.
Fees
Age Group Daily Fee
Nursery $125
Toddler $123
Kindergarten $121

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 517 394 or book your tour today to see everything we have to offer.