Great Beginnings East Wanneroo

About Us

Welcome to Great Beginnings East Wanneroo.

Our centre is small, cosy, homely and very welcoming. The children here have access to indoor/outdoor play all day (weather permitting for outdoor play).

We offer a variety of incursions from Happy Feet, Pyjama Drama and Yoga Lisa. Occasionally we will have incursions from other business where the children will learn about reptiles and Australian animals. We regularly do excursions around the community including visits to local library.

Our relationships with our families is extremely important and we offer an open door service. Communication between Centre Managers, Educators and family are also really important.

All the educators who work here are qualified and regularly attend training to keep our standards high. They are all very friendly, caring, ambitious and motivated people. They love working with children and this is evident through all interactions.

Our on-site cook is a qualified chef. She prepares daily each nutritious, well balanced healthy meal for all of the children catering for all dietary requirements.

We open our doors at 6.30am and close at 6pm.

Centre Manager profile

Shani Galappaththi

What is your name?

Shani Galappaththi.

How long have you been working in early education?

6 years.

What is your favourite part of working at the centre?

My favourite part of working at the centre is; I love building relationship with families and children and engage in children’s learning journey while providing the best early years learning experience to the children and maintain the high quality relationships with families and communities.

What qualifications do you hold?

Master of Learning and Development (specialisation in Early Childhood Education).

What are you most proud of at your centre?

Our family like environment where children feel welcome and belong.

 What is your favourite inspirational quote?

“Strive for excellence”.

What is your philosophy about educating children?

The emotional, social and physical development of young children has a direct effect on their overall development and on the adult they will become. Therefore, it is crucial to create caring and supportive environments that promote optimal early childhood development, in turn, promotes children’s chances of achieving the best learning outcomes.

Inspired by Reggio Emilia and Natural and Place Based approaches, I believe that, every behaviour is an attempt to communicate a need and we strive to meet that need to support children’s journeys.

What makes your team/centre special?

Our team of educators are very passionate and enthusiastic about their profession and each child in their care. They are keen and do their best to build positive and nurturing relationships with children.

What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?

When a child enters our centre, they are cared for as we would care for our own children. We treat all children as the unique individual they are. We value all of our families and their cultures. We encourage our children to be caring and loving of each other and always to be respectful.

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Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Babies Toddlers Kindy Before and After School Care
6 weeks – 2 years 2 years – 3 years 3 years + School age


Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • 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
  • In-house cook
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Water play area
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Fortnightly Incursions; Happy Feet, Yoga, Pyjama Drama (with no additional cost for parents)
  • Rated MEETING NQS in all quality areas
  • Xplor – a parent communication app that will keep you up to date about your child anywhere, anytime, from any device
  • Monthly newsletter (click here to view a sample)


Reviews and Testimonials

The staff at GB East Wanneroo are all lovely. My girls have attended the centre for a few years now and progressed form the babies room through to toddler & now Kindy room. The staff have been there from the start, they are great with my girls, even my special needs son – when he comes in with me to collect them, they are fun, friendly and caring towards not only my kids but to my families needs in general, I’m so glad I chose GB to care for my kids.”

– K


I feel completely comfortable leaving my nearly 2 year old with the girls. They are fantastic. Keep up the good job.”

– Nicola

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 East Wanneroo, 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.