Great Beginnings Curlewis

About Us

See where great beginnings start at Great Beginnings Curlewis

Our early learning and long day care centre offers child care in Curlewis in a modern setting that is perfect for families living or commuting through Curlewis or nearby suburbs Drysdale, Clifton Springs, Leopold, Saint Leonards and Wallington.

We understand how busy life can be for our families, so we offer a stress-free all-inclusive early education and care experience to make your life easier. From regular excursions, music and dance program, cooking classes, nutritious meals including Halal options and nappies – this is all included in the daily fee.

See where great beginnings start at Great Beginnings Curlewis. Get in touch with our Family Support Specialist team on 1800 517 086 or book a tour today to see everything we have to offer.

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What you will find at Great Beginnings Curlewis

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  • Highly qualified and experienced educator team who are committed to creating a lasting relationship with your family to ensure your child’s educational experience is personalised to their needs.
  • Our play-based learning is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) for children from nursery through to kindergarten.
  • Spacious outdoor environments featuring a large yard and play equipment for children to learn through play.
  • Fees inclusive of nappies, wipes and bedding.
  • Nutritious meals are prepared daily by our centre cook. We cater to all dietary requirements.
  • kindergarten program is led by a bachelor qualified early childhood teacher. The program will prepare your child socially and emotionally for the next step in their early learning journey.
  • Daily photos and updates are provided on our app so you never miss a moment of your child’s learning and development.
  • We proudly provide flexible hours (9-hour, 10-hour or full-day sessions) to allow families to make the most out of their Child Care Subsidy.
  • We regularly welcome special community guests to our child care centre to extend on the children’s learning.
  • Our educators and children explore our local community with excursions to nearby parks and nature reserves.
  • Specialised programs including Bush Kinder for Inventors children.
  • A sustainability program that teaches children a sense of responsibility and connection to the world around them.

Get in touch with our Family Support Specialist team on 1800 517 086 or book a tour today to see everything we have to offer.

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Meet the Centre Manager – Melissa Rauber

Melissa Rauber - GB-Curlewis-Centre-ManagerI hold a Diploma in early childhood and currently undertaking my Bachelor in Early Years. I have been working in the childcare sector since 2016  and I have been working in management for 10 years.

I’m very passionate about being able to provide children with every opportunity to grow and develop into their own identity. Providing children with love, care and respect for who they are and ensuring they have a sense of belonging when in my care.

Children are inquisitive and have creative minds, they like to learn through play while exploring and seeing where their mind takes them. Ensuring that we offer children open-ended play experiences, where we can help scaffold on children’s learning and development, through a play-based curriculum. Being able to watch and be a part of children growing and developing each day is the most unique feeling and we feel lucky to be able to be a part of it.

A focus for our centre is working and engaging with the broader community, doing so can help us enrich the children’s learning experience. We do this through regular outings, exploring in our gorgeous natural neighbourhood, bush kinder and visits to the centre, as well as excursions. We are able to deepen the relationship between the centre and the community while teaching the children about being a contributing and active member of the community.

I enjoy working alongside educators and families to create a supportive, diversity and inclusive centre that allows children to grow and develop in their own way. Our team of enthusiastic educators are committed to providing the highest quality education and care for our children. Our team are passionate and dedicated to ensuring all families feel welcomed into our service and a part of our family.

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Rooms and Facilities

Great Beginnings Curlewis provides early education and child care for children from nursery through to kindergarten age. Each room has been planned and set up to deliver the best early learning experience for your little one.

Observers Studio – Nursery room (0 – 1 year or confidently walking)

Our Nursery room offers:

  • A nurturing and care environment that feels like a home away from home
  • Highly qualified and nurturing educators who care deeply about children’s wellbeing and growth
  • Experiences designed to enhance physical and cognitive development, including tummy time, sensory play, music, singing, rhymes and reading
  • Continuation of your home routine including sleep and mealtimes

Explorers Studios – Toddlers room (1 – 2 years)

Our Toddlers room offers:

  • The development of self-help skills to encourage independence
  • Play-based activities including music, movement, memory and construction games that are designed to support sensory-motor and cognitive development
  • Enhanced social skills and self-confidence through group play
  • The development of language skills through reading, music and social activities

Investigators Studios – Pre Kinder room (2 – 3 years)

Our Pre Kinder room offers:

  • Play-based activities including music, movement, memory and construction games that are designed to support sensory-motor and cognitive development
  • Enhanced social skills and self-confidence through group play
  • The development of language skills through reading and open-ended questions
  • Real-life and play-based experiences that allow children to explore basic literacy and numeracy concepts

Adventurers Studio – Junior Kinder room (3 – 4 years)

Our Junior Kinder room provides:

  • An environment that builds a healthy physical and mental wellbeing
  • Boundless opportunities for outdoor teaching and play
  • Bachelor-qualified educators who nurture social skills and emotional development
  • Safe opportunities for risky play and extracurricular activities

Inventors Studio – Kinder room (4 – 5 years)

Our Kinder room offers:

  • kindergarten program with a comprehensive curriculum focused on acquiring literacy, numeracy and social skills
  • Interest-based learning that places children at the helm of their early education experience
  • Play-based opportunities to enhance social skills and emotional development
  • Enhanced self-awareness and respect for others
  • Active sport and Vietnamese language programs

See where great beginnings start at Great Beginnings Curlewis. Get in touch with our Family Support Specialist team on 1800 517 086 or book a tour today to see everything we have to offer.

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Hear from our families

“My little boy is in the baby room as he’s 7months and he is so happy to be there. The staff are fantastic in the room and my son just adores them and the director of the center is very approachable if you have any questions about anything. Best decision we made.”

  • Lauren

 

“My daughter loves coming to this centre…staff are amazing, and so friendly…always greet me with a smile! Couldn’t be happier, my son will be attending this daycare next year also! Keep up the great job girls…!!”

  • Carmen

 

“The staff and facilities are fantastic. My 2 children love going and I know they are being very well looked after! Staff are always happy to chat, answer any questions and they take the time to get to know each child and their interests. I highly recommend…”

  • Lucy

 

“My 21month old little boy attends in Curlewis. This is the best centre i have seen. All the staff are amazing, you can tell they really love their job. After being told my 1 year old was a ‘non daycare child’ by another local child care centre, I was quite worried he would not be able to cope in a daycare setting, but the girls are amazing with him, makes him really comfortable. Would highly recommend…”

  • Viki

 

See where great beginnings start at Great Beginnings Curlewis. Get in touch with our Family Support Specialist team on 1800 517 086 or book a tour today to see everything we have to offer.

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

Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place.