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.
Great Beginnings Gilles Plains
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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!
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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.
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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.