Great Beginnings Pakenham

Our long day care and early learning centre provides child care in Pakenham in a modern setting that is perfect for families living or commuting through Pakenham and nearby suburbs Beaconsfield and Officer. We are open from 6:30am to 6:30pm for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years

Our Pakenham child care centre has received an “Exceeding” rating in all seven quality areas from the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority in our most recent assessment, making it one of Australia’s top eight per cent of early learning services.

Spacious areas for children to explore

From the moment you step into our Pakenham child care centre, you’ll be immersed in a world where children are encouraged to explore and learn. Our adventure-filled play grounds feature large yards including a cubby house, sandpits, vegetable garden, and play equipment that provide open ended engagement for all the senses. Being outside supports children’s overall health and wellbeing.

Healthy meals freshly prepared in-house

There’s no need to worry about preparing lunch or snacks. Nutritious meals and snacks are created daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements. We cannot forget our parents on the way out to start their day, so they always have fresh treats as well as a coffee station in our foyer. 

Every room is provided with fresh fruit daily and seasonal fruit is always in the front foyer for children to take on their way out also to hold off hungry bellies before dinner. Shared mealtimes between children and educators strengthen relationships, with opportunities to share stories and experiences, and model healthy eating practices.

High-quality early learning programs

No two days are the same at our child care centre. Your child will have access to a rotating schedule of engaging specialised programs including music and movement, Auslan language and Bush Kinder.  

We welcome special guests from the local Pakenham community to the centre based on the children’s interests. Visits from the Pakenham community include local police, fire brigade, responsible pet ownership and more. Community connections support a sense of 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. 

84 Toomuc Valley Road, Pakenham VIC 3810 (03) 5940 4100 [email protected]
Come along to our kinder info night
Great Beginnings Exceeding National Quality Standard
We're rated outstanding in the kindicare awards

Why you’ll love Great Beginnings Pakenham

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
Nina Blagojevic
“I am passionate about creating a safe and educating space for children and watching them grow each day.” 
Victorian government approved kindergarten

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 6:30am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Thursday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm
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 517 086 to chat through your child care needs!  

For your first day
 What we provide What you'll need to bring
  • Nappies 
  • Wipes
  • Bed linen 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Morning
    and Afternoon Tea, Late Snack 
  • Specialised programs 
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time 
  • Spare change of clothing 
  • Water 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 $158.00
Toddler $158.00
Kindergarten $158.00

Please note: The Childcare Subsidy can reduce your daily out-of-pocket fee by up to 95% depending on your family’s entitlements. Calculate your estimated subsidy here.  

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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