Child Care Perth CBD

Day care and kindergarten centres in Perth City

With 4 well-resourced child care and kindergarten centres in the inner city of Perth, each day is a brand new adventure where children explore, learn and grow.

Our long day care and kindergarten centres are ideally located for busy working families in Perth CBD and nearby inner suburbs including South Perth, Kensington, Victoria Park, Burswood, Como, Carlisle, Northbridge and West Perth.

Equipped with quality learning resources and spacious natural outdoor areas that engage all the senses, our centres are designed to develop your child’s critical skills that set them up for life. Our team of passionate and experienced educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals.  

Our child care centres in Perth City offer high-quality, government-approved kindergarten programs delivered by qualified early childhood teachers, with access to flexible hours, Child Care Subsidy benefits, meals and more.

At our Perth City childcare centres, seasonal, delicious and nutritious meals are freshly made daily. You will also receive daily photos and updates of your child's learning and development through our family communication app. 

Great Beginnings Victoria Park

Great Beginnings Victoria Park is an early learning and long day care centre conveniently located less than 5km from the Perth CBD, and is just off Shepperton Road. The centre is ideal for families living in Victoria Park, Kensington, East Victoria Park, Burswood, St James and surrounds. It is open from 6:30am to 6:30pm for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

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The Learning Sanctuary King's Square

The Learning Sanctuary King's Square is a kindergarten and long day care centre conveniently located in the Perth CBD. The centre is ideal for families living or commuting through Perth City. It is open from 6:30am to 6:30pm for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

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Jellybeans Como

Jellybeans Como is a kindergarten and long day care centre conveniently located in South Perth. The centre is ideal for families living or commuting through Como, Kensington, Victoria Park and Curtin University. It is open from 6:30am to 6:00pm for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

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Buggles Brookfield Place

Buggles Brookfield Place is an early learning and long day care centre located on St Georges Terrace right in the heart of the Perth CBD. The centre is ideal for families living or commuting through Perth City. It is open from 6:30am to 6:30pm for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does G8 Education do?

G8 Education is one of Australia’s largest providers of quality early childhood education and care, with 21 long day care centre brands and 400+ centres across Australia. No matter the location or centre, our purpose is creating the foundations for learning for life.

Guided by the principles, practice and outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), our qualified educators design programs that enrich learning through an inclusive environment that offers children diversified play-based experiences in a nurturing environment.

Are there any differences between the brands?

G8 Education owns 21 well-respected and recognised early education brands across Australia. Together, we are one team of 9,500 dedicated, passionate and supportive team members and educators, committed to empower children and helping them develop and grow.

Our approach to early childhood education, high-quality programs and services, as well as our strict policies and procedures are consistent across all G8 brands. Each child we care for in our centres is a special individual, nurtured and supported through their learning journey and development. Our families can trust that the support our families receive will be the same across all 440+ child care centres.

How do I book a tour to see the centre of my choice?

A centre tour is a convenient way to experience the early learning centre of your choice and meet with our qualified educators at a time suitable to your family schedule. We are now also offering the virtual tour option in all of our child care centres, so you can select either an in-person tour or a virtual tour.

With G8’s early learning centres, you have 4 options to book a centre tour for your desired early learning centre.

  1. Book a self-scheduled tour directly online at anytime from the centre webpage using our 24/7 self-scheduled online booking tool, where you can book anytime, from anywhere. All available centre tour time slots are conveniently displayed for you to choose and lock a time in.
  2. Use a Web Chat to speak with our Family Support team and get them to book the tour in for you.
  3. Call our Family Support team on 1800 411 604 and get them to book the tour in for you.
  4. Walk-in and visit the child care centre of your choice and the friendly team will schedule a tour time for you.

To learn more about what’s involved in a centre tour, click here.

What is a virtual tour?

A virtual tour gives you a guided virtual tour walk-through on your chosen device (desktop, mobile or tablet) of your desired centre directly by the Centre team. This gives you the opportunity to tour the child care centre if you are out of area or when your busy schedule time doesn’t allow you to attend in person. You can then always follow-up by doing an in-person tour.

What is on offer at G8’s early learning centres?

Most of our early education centres offers the following:

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Sunscreen and hats
  • Nutritious meals prepared by our in-house cook
  • Regular updates and photos on our family communication app
  • Quality learning resources
  • Engaging specialised programs designed by qualified early childhood educators
  • Kindergarten / preschool programs
  • Beautiful outdoor spaces and play equipment
  • Regular festivities for annual events, cultural celebrations, and special occasions.
  • Excursions and special guest visits

Some of our early learning centres provide sheets and formula, so you may not need to remember to pack them. It’s best to speak to your early childhood centre of choice for a full list of everything included for the different age groups.

For nursery children, be sure to bring: nappy rash cream, dummies, bottles and teats, comfort toy or blanket, sun hat, three spare outfits, spare socks, a jumper and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

For toddlers and preschool or kindergarten aged children, it’s best to bring: spare underwear, water bottle or sippy cup, sun hat, closed-toe shoes, two spare outfits, spare socks, a jumper and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

Plus anything else your individual child may need, such as breast milk, a sleeping bag, comforter or medication.

How do waitlists work?

All early learning centres across the G8 network accept applications for future enrolments, and we offer enrolment placements as they become available. Our Family Support team will add your child’s name on our waitlist if a centre is currently full in your child’s age group. We will then contact you as soon as places become available.

We also do monthly check-ins to review the availability, and you will receive a text message confirming if you’re still happy to remain on the waitlist each month. When spots do become vacant, we will give you a call to let you know.

If you would like to get an update at any point, you’re welcome to reach out on our Web Chat or give us a call. Our Family Support team can also help you find more early learning centres near you, with the same offerings at the centre you are interested in that have immediate availability.

What are the rules regarding sickness and absences?

If your children shows signs of an infectious illness when they arrive at their centre or becomes sick during the day, you may be notified that you need to make alternative arrangements or pick up your child from the centre, and keep them home until they are no longer infectious. While we understand that this can be inconvenient, we’re committed to maintaining a healthy environment and reducing the risk of infection for all children.

Under the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), families are allowed 52 absence days per child, per financial year. These can be taken for any reason, including public holidays and when children are sick, without the need for families to provide documentation.

Absences should only be claimed when care would have been provided if the child was not absent, and the family has been charged a fee for the session of care. CCS is only payable for absences submitted before a child has started at a service, or after a child’s final day of actual attendance at a service, under limited circumstances.

Please click here for more information about absences.

How does Child Care Subsidy work?

The Child Care Subsidy is a government subsidy designed to reduce child care fees for parents. Families must meet certain eligibility criteria to get Child Care Subsidy (CCS).

The amount of CCS a family can get depends on their circumstances. Use our Child Care Subsidy calculator to find out how much your family is entitled to.