See where great beginnings start at Great Beginnings Kariong. Our long day care and early learning centre provides child care in Kariong that is perfect for families living or commuting through Kariong, Mangrove Mountain, Narara, Phegans Bay, Point Clare, Tascott, Umina Beach and Wyoming.
Great Beginnings Kariong is a purpose-built facility, opened in January 2010. We have made it our goal to create a welcoming space that feels like home away from home.
Our centre is proud to have received Exceeding the National Quality Standard. The National Quality Standard encompasses the seven key quality areas that are important outcomes for children’s learning and development.
From the moment you step into our Kariong child care centre, you’ll be immersed in a world where children are encouraged to explore and learn. Our adventure-filled playgrounds feature large yards including a cubby house, sandpits, vegetable garden and play equipment to engage all the senses.
As soon as you step into our Kariong child care centre, you’ll be immersed in a world where children are encouraged to learn and discover. Our spacious outdoor environments are spread across two-acres of land where we share our space with goats, rabbits, chickens and some lovely vegetable gardens. The children are involved in tending the garden, growing fresh produce and learning about our climate through an awareness of living sustainably.
Our adventure-filled playgrounds feature sandpits, slides, climbing forts, water play area and play equipment. We provide children with the opportunity for uninterrupted play as they explore the outdoors to test their limits and develop strength, balance, and self-confidence. Being outside supports children’s overall health and wellbeing.
The centre kitchen is at the heart of everything we do. Nutritious meals and snacks are created daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements. Shared mealtimes between children and educators strengthen relationships, with opportunities to share stories and experiences, and model healthy eating practices.
No two days are the same at our Kariong child care centre. Educators and children venture out on excursions to our local community visiting the nearby theatre, recreation areas and landmarks. We welcome community members to the centre based on the children’s interests including the local fire brigade, visions screeners, audiologists, and more.
Neighbourhood connections support a sense of community and belonging for children and provide opportunities to develop social and observational skills with different people, places, and environments.
As members of our Great Beginnings community, we look forward to partnering with you to provide information, support, and high-quality education and care in your child’s formative years.
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.