Great Beginnings Reservoir

See where great beginnings start at Great Beginnings Reservoir. Our long day care and early learning centre provides child care in Reservoir for families living or commuting through Reservoir and nearby suburbs Thomastown, Preston, Heidelberg Heights and Epping.

We have long-serving, multicultural team members who reflect our local community. Many have been with the centre over five years. Great Beginnings Reservoir is the sort of centre where everyone knows all the children, no matter which room they are in. We are such a close-knit team it feels like one big family.

From the moment you step into our child care centre, you’ll be immersed in a world where children are encouraged to explore and learn. Our adventure-filled playgrounds include a cubby house, sandpits, vegetable garden and play equipment to engage all the senses. Being outside supports children’s overall health and wellbeing.

Our indoor areas at our Reservoir child care centre invite exploration with quality resources and learning experiences. Children wonder, create, and test out their ideas as they engage with a range of materials in purposeful play spaces. Our team of experienced educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals. Literacy and numeracy concepts are embedded in play-based learning, as children engage as architects, storytellers, scientists, artists, and designers.

There’s no need to worry about preparing lunch or snacks. We provide healthy, freshly made meals created daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements including halal meal options. 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 child care centre. Your child will have access to a rotating schedule of engaging specialised programs including music and movement, and yoga. These fun and engaging programs enhance the daily program.

We welcome special community guests to the centre based on the children’s interests. Visits from the community include wildlife experiences, dental visits, African drumming, partnerships with local primary schools and a comprehensive transition to school program, pony rides, visits from superheroes, animal farms, chicken hatching programs, and more.

Our educators and children venture out on regular excursions into the Reservoir community with visits to the library, aged care centre, Coles Reservoir, J.E. Moore Park, local café’s, Edwardes Lake Park, 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.

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.

763 Gilbert Road Reservoir VIC 3073 03 9478 9222 reservoir@greatbeginnings.com.au

Why you’ll love Great Beginnings Reservoir

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
Lana Ibrahim
“I love seeing children grow and facilitating their love of learning. I am keen to make a positive impact in every child’s life.”

Sneak a 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.
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 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
  • Excursions
  • Community visits 
  • Bag
  • Hat
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time 
  • Spare change of clothing in a bag 
  • 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. 
Fees
Age Group Daily Fee
Nursery
Toddler $135.50
Kindergarten $134.50

Note: Fees effective from 1 February 2021

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 on hand to guide you through our enrolment process, the best place to start is to 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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