Our centre is open from 6:30am – 6:00pm and we provide care for all ages between 6 weeks and 12 years. We offer long day care hours as well as Before and After School care and a Vacation Care Program. We have Jo Jingles come into the centre to offer Music and Movement for all ages and Play ball that offers a fun sports program for our Preschool children, both programs are offered once a week. We provide all meals fresh on site and have a rotating menu of delicious and nutritious Morning tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea, we can also cater to any specific dietary needs.
Our centre has a fantastic and friendly team of Educators who work together to provide a fun and educational learning environment for the children in our care. Our Educators are qualified and dedicated early childhood professionals, with all Educators holding a minimum certificate III qualification and most also the Diploma level qualification. Our preschool program is run by an Early Childhood Teacher who works on interactive learning experiences, working in groups as well as one-on-one.
The centre philosophy is based on each child’s learning journey, as educators we are here to assist and encourage each child to grow and develop at their own pace. We understand how important these learning journeys are and endeavour to give all children a happy and safe environment for them to positively practice their new skills.
We offer large and spacious learning environments for the children to explore both in our indoor and outdoor play areas and a play based educational program that is guided by the interest of the children in our care and the Early Years Learning Framework. Families are always welcome to share their ideas and be involved with activities at the centre and their child’s learning.
We have a beautiful purpose built centre, two buses for school runs, 6 spacious child age appropriate rooms, a huge range of toys and equipment and three playgrounds; 0 – 2 years, 2 – 6 years and 6 – 12 years.
We encourage you to come on down and say hello!
Hi, my name is Melissa Walker and I am the Centre Manager here at Great Beginnings Bunbury.
I hold a Diploma of Children’s Services and have been in the Child Care industry for 11 years. I moved to Australia in 2009 from Toronto, Canada. I have been in Bunbury for a year and a half after moving from Perth to be closer to my husband’s family.
I love working at Great Beginnings because of the family connections that we have. I love getting to know the families that attend our centre so we can better cater to their needs and the needs of their children. With the personal connection and special bond we can offer more tailored education and support.
I am most proud of our indoor environments. I feel we cater to the children’s interests and needs. We are a well-resourced centre that can offer a variety of activities to explore and investigate.
At Great Beginnings Bunbury we have a very dedicated, motivated and special staff. They are very passionate and love spending time with your children to educate them. We offer extra curriculum activities that are included in your weekly fees. We have Jo Jingles a music and movement class and Playball a ball sport class, each attend once a week. We have a state of the art programming system that allows you to connect to the centre and program via KindyHub. We have an amazing food co-ordinator on site every day preparing Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea. All meals are prepared fresh on the day and we have a 5 week rotating menu.
We invite you and your family to come in and have a look at our environments and meet our friendly Educators. We look forward to meeting you.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
Before and After School
6 months – 15 months
15 months – 2 years
2 – 3 years
3 – 5 years
5 – 12 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Other meals
- Sustainability program
- Veggie garden
- On-site parking
- Before and After School Care and School Holiday Club Program
- Music Program
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- In-house cook
- Halal meal options
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Early Childhood Teacher
Our centre also offers a vacation care program for children from 5-12 years old. We make life easier for our parents with extended operating hours and affordable fees. Our vacation care programs has a variety of activities with a focus on fun and learning! Your child will have endless amounts of fun with a mix of in-centre activities, indoor and outdoor play and visits to the community. Don’t miss out on a spot in our vacation care this coming holiday, Enquire today!
Reviews and Testimonials
“Great Beginnings Bunbury is a fantastic centre. The teachers and caregivers are very nurturing and always go out of their way to make the children feel important and happy. The teachers have given the kids a great start to learning and are always happy to discuss any concerns we may have.There is a strong importance placed on looking after the planet, which i believe is so important to instil in our children, and the children get to help with the gardens and learn the importance of recycling etc.There are natural play areas and plenty of fun things to keep the children active and busy. I definitely recommend this centre.”
“My son currently attends and absolutely loves it. Staff communicate to me about his day and it is wonderful to have such great staff look after my son.”
“My two daughters have been attending Great Beginnings since September 2015. My youngest had come off the back of a terrible year and since attending the centre, she has blossomed. She immediately became attached to the educators as they took the time to build a trusting, secure relationship, which was exactly what she and myself needed at the time. My eldest struggles with social interaction and at first would cry before we even hit the car park. She is now attending two days a week and her emotions have settled somewhat, since the educators now have indoor and outdoor play. She is now coming out of her shell a little more and I credit this to the educators who have taken the time to get to know her and her likes, in order to make her feel as comfortable as possible. All the staff are beautiful people and I trust them entirely with the care of my two precious humans.”
“Great team at Great Beginnings. I had alot of anxiety before putting my daughter into care to start TAFE. Feel completely at ease now. She loves being there and I feel completely at ease leaving her in their care.”
“Thank you so much to Emily and all the girls there at great beginnings, what you provide is really is education…”
“My son LOVES it!!!!”
We’d love to welcome you to one of our Great Beginnnings centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Great Beginnings Bunbury, 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.