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.   

Centre Highlights

Spacious and resource-rich environments 

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. 

Dedicated and passionate team of educators
Our team of passionate educators and teachers make up the heart of our Southern River child care centre. We know each child has unique talents and interests and we strive for create a calm and stimulating environment where each children can survive. Our experienced educators are passionate about helping every child succeed in discovering their identity and become confident, happy and resilient learners. 
Play-based early learning curriculum

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".
Delicious and healthy meals freshly prepared on site 

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.  

8 Bikram Circuit, Ambia Estate, Southern River WA 6110 08 6491 9019 [email protected]
 What we provide What to bring
  • Nappies 
  • Wipes
  • Bed linen 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Freshly prepared meals
  • Labeled Bag
  • Wide-brim hat
  • Comfort items
  • Spare change of clothing
  • Labeled bottle, water bottle or formula if required

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.

Meet your Centre Manager
Shani Galappaththi
“All children should be respected and acknowledge for their diversity and individuality in a safe and a supportive learning environment.”

A sneak peek inside our centre

Onsite parking - Great Beginnings Southern River
Interior - Great Beginnings Southern River
Interior - Great Beginnings Southern River
Interior - Great Beginnings Southern River
Interior - Great Beginnings Southern River
Children having a meal at Great Beginnings Southern River
Interior - Great Beginnings Southern River
Playground - Great Beginnings Southern River
Interior - Great Beginnings Southern River
Playground - Great Beginnings Southern River
Playground - Great Beginnings Southern River
Two children playing in a sand pit

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

0-2 years

In our nursery rooms, you will see babies engaging individually or in small groups in different types of age-appropriate play.

2-3 years

In the toddler rooms, our teachers and educators provide experiences to support young children in becoming curious and creative problem solvers.

3.5-5 years

Our preschool program caters to each child's strengths and needs, for their smooth and successful transition to school.

Useful information

Opening hours
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
Age Group Daily Fee
Nursery $141.50
Toddler $139.50
Kindergarten $138

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.