Great Beginnings Orange

See where great beginnings start at Great Beginnings Orange. Our long day care and early learning centre provides child care in Orange that is perfect for families living or commuting through Orange and Euchareena. We’re conveniently located just across the road from FoodWorks Orange on Dalton Street. We are open from 7:00am to 6:00pm for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

Our child care centre is that extended family you love to have around, full of fun and laughter with plenty of support from the caring educators. We have great community connections with many of our families who share their skills and expertise with the children. 

Spacious areas designed to inspire

As you open the door to our Orange child care centre, you will be immersed in a world where children are encouraged to explore and learn. Our adventure-filled playgrounds which feature sandpits, cubby houses, gardens, and play equipment to engage all the sense. 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. Being outside 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. 

Healthy meals freshly prepared in-house

There is no need to worry about preparing lunch or snacks. Healthy, freshly made 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. The children enjoy cooking experiences with our educators and centre cook and we provide an integrated sustainability program with a vegetable garden and conscious water saving opportunities.

Community-focused early learning

No two days are the same at our Orange child care centre. Educators and children venture out on excursions to our local community visiting nearby Bletchington Public School, Bowen Primary School, parks and businesses. We host regular cultural events reflecting the diversity in our local community.

At times you may see visits from the outside community such as emergency services, the local council, dental nurse and more. Each of these visits are an extension of the children’s interests and further learning opportunities. 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. 

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.  

174 Dalton Street, Orange NSW 2800 (02) 6361 0833
NSW Government funded preschool program available

Why you’ll love Great Beginnings Orange

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
Paula Freeman
“I have a passion and drive to motivate educators to teach our children the importance of play and an understanding of their natural environment.” 

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

Extended opening hours to support your busy family life!

Monday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 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 parent communication app that will allow you to stay connected with your child and keep track of their learning, nutrition, sleep times and other updates. 
  • Regular cultural events reflecting the diversity in our local community. 
  • On-site parking is available for easy pick-ups and drop-offs.
  • Sustainability philosophy embedded at our centre teaching children to care for the environment.

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 
  • Bag
  • Hat
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time 
  • Spare change of clothing 
  • Water bottle 
  • Bottle, 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.

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 $160.00
Toddler $158.00
Kindergarten $152.50

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.

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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