Great Beginnings Southern River
Welcome to Great Beginnings Southern River. Our child care centre is located 2 minutes drive from Southern River Square Shopping Centre. We provide long day care and early education for families living in Ambia Estate, Huntingdale, Gosnells and surrounding areas. Great Beginnings Southern River is a homely child care centre that offers early childhood education for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years and is conveniently open from 6:30 am – 6:30 pm.
Our child care centre in Southern River has a team of highly-qualified and passionate early childhood teachers and educators. They are dedicated to ensuring every child feels safe, nurtured, and inspired throughout their early years' education journey. We provide families with daily updates and photos detailing their child's learning and development, which is accessible on our family app.
Great Beginnings Southern River is designed to be a home away from home that encourages every child’s exploration. The learning environments at our Southern River child care centre are designed to inspire children to continuously grow and explore the world around them. These environments have been carefully decorated immerse your child into a world of exploration, curiosity, and learning.
Each learning space extends onto our beautiful outdoor environment, which encourages endless ways and opportunities for play! Our outdoor environments include a vegetable garden which the children help maintain, a bike track and a work bench for sensory activities. These resources are designed for children of all ages to be able to safely develop their strength, balance, and self-confidence through play-based learning. Our spacious, light-filled indoor spaces are equipped with open-ended natural resources for children to explore their ideas.
Play is essential to every child's learning and development. It enables children to make decisions, learn, take risks, and have fun. At our Southern River child care centre, our experienced early childhood educators and teachers 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.
Our Early Learning Curriculum also provides children with:
- Real Life experiences: Children participate in fun and exciting experiences such as woodworking, harvesting the veggie garden, and basic cooking skills.
- Sustainability Program: Each age group participates in a sustainability project that help children embed sustainable practices into everyday life. Children learn about recycling, conserving water, growing food, and the importance of looking after and protecting our planet.
- Sports program: We provide the children with regular soccer and Happy Feet programs as incursions with no extra cost.
- Community engagement activities: We often have excursions to our local park and local shopping centre in Southen River to familiarise children with the community. We have good relationships with our local primary school in Southern River to assist our Preschool children with their transition to "big school".
We provide children with nutrient-rich, fresh and seasonal whole foods created to please even the fussiest of eaters. For variety, our menu rotates every four weeks, with our cook catering to the unique dietary requirements of every child.
Here at Great Beginnings Southern River, we believe that by encouraging active participation in food preparation, such as growing & harvesting the fruit and vegetables, preparing, and helping cook the meal, children learn to appreciate and understand the importance of healthy eating.
We look forward to partnering with you and your family to provide information, support, and high-quality early education and care in your child’s formative years. Book a tour to meet our team, or contact our Family Support Team to start your journey with us today.
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Why you’ll love Great Beginnings Southern River
These are just some of the highlights included in your child’s 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.
Our purposeful and inspiring rooms
In our nursery rooms, you will see babies engaging individually or in small groups in different types of age-appropriate play.
In the toddler rooms, our teachers and educators provide experiences to support young children in becoming curious and creative problem solvers.
Our preschool program caters to each child's strengths and needs, for their smooth and successful transition to school.
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|Tuesday||6:30am - 6:30pm|
|Wednesday||6:30am - 6:30pm|
|Thursday||6:30am - 6:30pm|
|Friday||6:30am - 6:30pm|
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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.
"The greatest decision I ever made - sending my little one here. All of the educators are caring, loving and incredible humans from top to bottom. All educators know the kids regardless of if they are in their rooms. I'm updated constantly and I just love it. Could not recommend this place any higher. Thanks so much each and every one of you at great beginnings southern river for making Amelia safe, comfortable and learning."
"Great Beginnings Southern River has been a great experience for our child who looks forward to going to daycare every day. Our little one learns a lot from the educational programs that the centre offers and particularly enjoys the excursions as well as incursions planned. The educators are caring, nurturing and understanding towards the needs of each child. Overall, a nurturing and caring environment which we would highly recommend."