Welcome to Great Beginnings Byford.
Our centre is open from 6.30am – 6:00pm 5 days a week and we offer nutritious meals, large outdoor environments and long play experiences both indoors and outdoors, stimulating learning environments, interest based programming and portfolios.
We have a diverse range of educators who all have a minimum Certificate III qualification and with the majority having or working towards a Diploma in Children’s services. We also have an Early Childhood Teacher on site who delivers a specialised school readiness program and transition to big school. Our staff have a diverse cultural background and share culture, language and traditions with our children.
Our large outdoor play area allows us to enjoy the wonderful environment surrounding the centre whilst learning, experiencing, being, becoming and belonging. We offer a Before and After School Care and service three major schools that are only minutes, or even metres from our doorstep. Our staff hand deliver children to their classrooms each and every day.
We are a tight knit community minded centre that is flourishing with parent referrals. Our family orientated centre is in the heart of rapidly growing Byford and our amazing purpose built centre is highly individual and recognisable.
The team and I would love to meet you and your family, come on over to Great Beginnings Byford and say Hello!
Welcome to Great Beginnings Byford, my name is Danni Sharpe and I am the Centre Manger of this wonderful Centre that is situated in the fast growing area of Byford.
I come with 11 years’ experience in the Childcare Industry. Over this time I have worked with children of varying ages from 0 – 12 years. I was also once a Childcare food coordinator. Working my way up from an Assistant, to Cook to a Group Leader, has allowed me to develop my skills in working with all age groups and areas in the industry.
Over this time I have been fortunate enough to meet so many wonderful families and Educators all of which have inspired and impacted my career in some way. To date I still have relationships with some of these people. While some of us are now working alongside each other managing great Centre’s.
Being a Centre Manager means so much to me. It is a privilege every day to come to work and meet new families, grow stronger relationships with the children and families while also supporting and inspiring my team.
Together with my team we are passionate about helping your children on their journey of self-discovery through the world of play in an environment that they feel safe and secure in.
I believe in the quote by Loris Malaguzzi that says:
“Our task is to help children communicate with the world using all their potential, strengths and languages, and to overcome any obstacle presented by our culture”
The team and I are looking forward to meeting you, developing relationships with not only your children but the whole family.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|6 weeks – 12 months
||12 months – 18 months
||18 – 2.5 years
|2.5 years – 3 years
||3 years – 4 years
||4 years – 5 years
|5 years – 12 years
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Other meals
- Sustainability program
- Veggie garden
- On-site parking
- Before and After School Care and School Holiday Club Program
- Dance Program
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- Classroom technology – computers
- In-house cook
- Halal meal options
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Water Play Area
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Government Approved Kindergarten program
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
“Since my children have started at this centre I have noticed such a improvement in my children’s learning. The staff are so polite when I drop them of and pick them up they always have a smile on their face and tell me how their day has been. I couldn’t ask for a better centre also thanks to all the staff for reassuring that my children are safe and the Center Manager for making the centre how it is today.”
“This is the best center I have sent my 2 children to the staff are wonderful and great at helping with my kids learning and following their routine also making it better. If any of my friends or family are looking on sending their children to childcare I would highly recommend. Since having the new Center Manager it has made the center feel like a home away from home. Great Job Shanice.”
“My experience with Great Beginnings Byford has been nothing short of amazing. After having to take my toddler out of another local centre for quite a serious situation that occured, I contacted Great Beginnings and they were so accomodating to us and our situation. My 3 year old loves going on his days and has never once asked not to go, since then we have put our 1 year old in a few days and we feel so happy and content with the care they are getting.”
“My child has been attending the centre for about 18 months. The girls at the centre are always so welcoming towards the children and the parents. They are always willing to help in anyway that they can.”
“My son started 6 months ago never been apart from us on a regular basis. He was very upset to begin with but has now developed a great relationship with the staff and doesn’t cry and likes going. Such a great comfort knowing he now feels safe and happy to be there and is more ready for school next year.”
“My child has attended this centre since he was in nursery from 18 weeks old and is now 3 and in Junior Kindy. I could not recommend this centre enough. My child is always well looked after and cared for amazingly. The staff are great with his care and look after any needs I require for my son with no question at all”
“Everytime I’ve walked into the centre to drop my daughters off, I’m greeted by the lovely staff members. The director is very approachable & is willing to help with any questions, issues & enquiries, that I have had with my children at care. My youngest has had bad separation anxiety from me, the lovely ladies in her room always reassure me, that she will be ok & the ladies have even called me to let me know how she has been coping throughout the day. Lovely centre wouldn’t take my girls anywhere else with caring staff members, I know my children are in good hands.”
– Samantha C
“My son Hayden started childcare at Great Beginnings Byford early 2015 and was there until approx. mid 2015. Hayden settled in very quickly and bonded well with the carers and the other children during that time. Due to us relocating to Piara Waters we decided to find a closer centre for our convenience from day to day. We enrolled Hayden into a centre in Harrisdale and within 5 months of Hayden being there his personality / attitude changed dramatically, he was coming home depressed, angry and dropping him of in the morning was an absolute nightmare. Among other issues which had to be raised to staff management and the child care board Kerrie and myself become uncomfortable leaving our son at this centre and decided to contact Great Beginnings Byford in a hope to get him enrolled again. Within a short time we were lucky to get a place for our son at the beginning of February 2016. With all honesty within a week we noticed a change in the way Hayden communicated and socialised with us and now 4 months later our son comes home beaming with energy and his bubbly out there approach to life is better then it has ever been. He has made a lot of friends with the carers and other kids but it is the amount of effort his carers put in to making him feel involved and welcome at the centre which I believe has made him excel in his development. The support that Ashleigh and the carers have given us in helping Hayden toilet train at the centre and the helpful tips for at home have been absolutely amazing. The extra travel involved in getting Hayden to daycare is well worth it and we will be keeping Hayden there for as long as we can and would defiantly recommend the centre to friends and family.”
“Such an amazing center with such lovely girls. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Everyone is always positive and nurturing. would highly recommend to anyone with children”
“Both my children attend this and both staff and place is amazing!!”
– Samantha S
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 Byford, 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.