Great Beginnings Dawesville would like to welcome all families to come along to our Monday Play Group and/or our Friday Community Garden. Wander through and take a look at our natural outdoor play spaces stay for a chat, socialise and learn about all the wonderful things your child will accomplish while doing what children do best – ‘Playing’.
Our doors are always open, where your child’s day is full of fun and excitement. Our resident Teacher leads a team of Educators, all offering an abundance of the developmental and learning needs your child requires. With the exception of Public Holidays, the Great Beginnings family are available Monday to Friday; 6.30am to 6.30pm.
After coming through our entrance, past the chickens, budgies and resident wildlife; you will be embraced by our warm and welcoming environment. Once you smell the beautiful aromas from our on-site kitchens home cooked meals, you will be enticed to take advantage of our open door policy and stay for a while.
During your child’s time at Great Beginnings Dawesville, we offer Happy Feet dance classes twice a week, Footy Clinic for all ages, Event Days and free Disco/Movie nights bimonthly.
As your child grows and learns through our service, catering for 0 – 5 years, your family will form bonds with our long-term trained Educators and the families within our community. When your child reaches the transition to school you can take advantage of our Before and After school Program along with Vacation care Programs.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
My name is Linda Seach, I have been in the childcare industry since 2000 and I have been the Centre Manager here at Great Beginnings Dawesville since January 2015. I currently hold my Advance Diploma in Children’s Services along with my First Aid and Anaphylaxis.
I believe that children need the opportunity to explore and experience a variety of activities in a variety of environments. I will provide an environment that will encourage children to discover the joy of self-worth and self-accomplishment. Children will be free to select materials and activities that are designed by skilled carers within an environment that is safe, encourages discovery and problem solving. Each child is viewed as a unique individual and experiences will be planned to meet the needs of the child.
Our team is passionate about providing high quality childcare and education. They ensure that Great Beginnings Dawesville is a warm, welcoming, secure environment, enhancing each child’s opportunity to learn and grow.
I believe that having a positive atmosphere within the centre and fair playing field gives the team the power and confidence to perform their duties and tasks to their best and beyond. With mentoring and a caring hand, the world opens up to a team striving for more. Happy team/calm relaxed atmosphere/happy content children.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|0 – 12 months
||12 months – 18 months
||18 months – 2.5 years
|2.5 years – 3.5 years
||3.5 years – 4 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
- Dance Program
- Music Program
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- In-house cook
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Water Play Area
- 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
“I just want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for the amazing work that you have done with my two boys. Each and everyone of you have touched our lives and helped shaped my youngest son into the chatty little boy I love with all my heart. Thanks for teaching him English and making him feel special and loved. Thank you for giving him so many experiences where he could challenge himself, discover and have fun all at the same time.
Thank you for taking amazing care of my eldest boy. Even though I cried so much those first couple of days I always knew he was loved and cared for and bound to have at least one amazing new life experience while in your care. What all of you have given me and my boys are priceless and I will cherish the memories forever.”
“My son Diesel attends Great Beginnings Dawesville one day each week and he loves it. When we wake on the mornings that he is attending I always say “It’s daycare day today” and his little face lights up and he gets all jumpy and energetic ready to go and gets his daycare bag all ready to run out the door.
The staff have always been very friendly and helpful when we are at the centre. As a first time Mother I found it really hard sending him to daycare in the beginning and struggled when my son would cry at first when being dropped off, but I was always assured that he would be fine once I leave, which he always has been and I know that he has the best day filled with loads of fun and interactive learning activities. On the very first day I was also called by one of the lovely staff members to give me an update on his progress and put my mind at ease to hear that he was doing okay and enjoying his time.
I would highly recommend Great Beginnings Dawesville to friends and family and have done so with one friend enrolling her son recently to the centre as well. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of my son in my absence and helping him to learn and grow!”
“My children attend Great Beginnings Dawesville (3 & 8 Years) and thoroughly enjoy their time at this centre. My son is in Sandy’s Kindy program and loves the investigations and play. The staff and programs are both fun and stimulating (which as a teacher & parent I value). The focus is on play and learning through play, which is fantastic and is evident when I arrive to collect or drop off my children. I love the fact that every time my son attends the centre, I receive a little email with all the days highlights and photos. This I really enjoy, as I am then able to ask him questions and hear all about his day.
My 8 year old daughter attend the Vacation Care program and would happily go every day if she could. The program is sent out in a timely fashion, so that she is able to decide which days / outings are her favourite and I am able to plan my work around this. At the end of each day, I receive an email and photos letting me know what they have done during the day. This information I can also share with their Grandparents, which is lovely. Once a month the centre also puts on an afterhours ‘event’ (disco/movie etc). My kids love attending these events and my daughter is still talking about last years disco. The staff are lovely, approachable and flexible, which I value.”
“I have so many wonderful words to say about the girls that work here but if I list them all, you’ll be reading this for days. The girls are always so friendly and very approachable. They make you feel welcome and forever up for a chat. My son has been attending this center for almost a year now and I wouldn’t change to another center. My son is in the Kindy room and he has never had a bad day. Never has an issue leaving me in the morning. He is always so happy. Wyatt comes home and is so exhausted because he’s had such a great fun filled day.
Demi and Lauren are just two of the carers that look after my son and I don’t have a bad word to say. Wyatt absolutely adores them, runs up to them and gives them a big hug. Each day is a new day and the girls have something new to do each day with the kids. My son loves birds and trains and the girls do a fab job in doing things that include them. The programs that they have in place are very beneficial for my son and his learning. Each day he comes home with something new that he has learned.
I get so excited when I receive my Kindyhub email which shows me what the kids have been up to and how much fun they have had that day. This is a great thing as I am able to talk to my son about his day.”
“My elder children attended this centre years ago. At the time is was poorly run and my children often came home unhappy. I was hesitant and anxious to try the centre again. After one meeting with Linda the Centre Manager all of my concerns were gone and I was totally at peace about my sons first day care experience. I am always met with a smile. My phone calls are answered right away, the technology they have available for after hour contact and bookings is fantastic and I love that there is the same face there to reassure my very clingy child when he arrives. I would not hesitate to recommend Linda and her team at Great Beginnings!!!”
“My 10mth old daughter has been going to Great Beginnings since August. I’m so impressed with the care that each carer gives and treats her like she is their own. The different activities they provide for her stimulate all her senses and she isn’t treated like a baby. She is treated like a little person. I love seeing the photos of her day through the Kindyhub and seeing her develop. Every activity is built around stimulating the senses and working on fine motor skills. For example mud drawings with pudding, sandpit play finding dinosaurs and doing self portraits. So many different activities that she will be falling asleep in the car on the way home. That’s great for a mum. She is so calm and settled and so busy it makes me more relaxed when I have to leave her for the day. The consistency of staff also makes the care level exceptional and more settling for my daughter and for me.”
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 Dawesville, 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.