Great Beginnings Aveley

About Us

Welcome to Great Beginnings Aveley. 

Great Beginnings Aveley Childcare & Day Care Centre

Our centre is open from 6.30am to 6.30pm. We cater to children from birth to six years and provide healthy and nutritious meals made freshly every day.

Our service has a Bachelor Qualified Teacher, friendly, highly trained staff (Asthma and Anaphylaxis, First aid, CRP, child protection, EYLF trained), our staff have rotations of shifts in rooms (early, middle and late), so you are able to see a staff member from the room at all times.

We have a vegetable garden with fresh vegetables for the children to pick and eat as well as Indoor gardens for the children to maintain and care for and we use our rain water tank to water the plants. Our large outdoor areas have natural sections for the children to play in and we have separate outdoor areas for different age groups. In our rooms we use natural, wooden and recycled materials.

Excursions and incursions are available for the children including; Yoga, Happy Feet (Dance program) and the Mobile Library, where they have access to a wide variety of toys/learning materials.

Centre Manager Profile

Leanne Saxton

My name is Leanne Saxton and I am the Centre Manager at Great Beginnings Aveley.

I am a qualified Primary School and Early Years teacher and I have taught for 5 years and managed a Day Care centre in the UK for 7 years. My family and I moved to Australia from the UK in April 2015 and I began my career at Great Beginnings Aveley in June 2015 and I absolutely love being part of our amazing team.

I have a strong passion for childcare, I take great pride in my role and I am proud to be a part of our children’s early stages of learning. I have two children of my own who teach me new things on a daily basis and make me appreciate how fascinating life is in the eyes of a child!

I strongly believe that children learn through play, exploration and educators influences. Within our centre we strive to ensure that children are offered a wide variety of stimulating activities and have an equal balance of child initiated and adult-led play.

Our centre in continuously developing, we are working hard to ensure that all of our environments are to the highest of standards. All our children are made to feel happy, secure and have a strong sense of belonging.

Please feel free to come into our centre at any point to speak to myself or my team, to have a look around and let your child stay for a play.

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Our centre provides care for the following age groups:



Tiny Tots

0 – 12 months

12 months – 18 months

18 months – 2  ½ years




2 years – 3 years

3 years – 4 years

3  ½ years – 5 years


Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Sustainability program
  • On-site parking
  • Before and After School Care and Achoo Holiday Club Program
  • Dance program
  • SMART Interactive Whiteboard
  • Classroom technology (computer/s)
  • In-house cook
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Xplor – a parent communication app that will keep you up to date about your child anywhere, anytime, from any device


Reviews and Testimonials

I love this daycare. Everyday I take my son there I walk out feeling that I’m leaving him somewhere safe and happy. The staff are wonderful and make you feel like your baby is the only baby in the room. They are always happy and friendly and I can’t thank them enough!”

– Tami


My son was 17mths when I enrolled him at this day care centre, 3 days a week. The staff are always very friendly, helpful and informative. I can rest easy at work knowing he’s in good hands, not to mention all the advancement in his talking and educational skills. Thanks a million…!”

– Samantha


My 3 year old attends the… Aveley Centre and loves it! Each night he tells me stories about all the various activities they have done for the day. He enjoys all the carers, especially the cook Maria. The new facilities are also impressive. I would recommend this centre to anyone looking for great childcare in the Aveley area.”

– Amy


I couldn’t be more pleased with the service provided… in Aveley. The staff are warm, loving, creative and patient. They are amazing with the children, and they provide a stimulating environment. They have excellent rapport with the parents, and they are always able to tell me specific things about my child. I am also very impressed with the way they support any issues you may be having with your child at home…a strong home-child care connection means that as parents you are receiving support!! The center is clean, and well looked after. Danielle runs an excellent center, and she is friendly and easily approachable. I love it!”

– Marla

Enquire Online

We’d love to welcome you to one of our Great Beginnings centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Great Beginnings Aveley, please fill out the form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.

Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.