Great Beginnings Epsom

About Us

See where great beginnings start at Great Beginnings Epsom

Our early education and long day care centre offers child care in Epsom in a homely setting that is perfect for families living or commuting through Epsom or nearby suburbs Ascot, Bendigo, California Gully, Eaglehawk, Goornong, Huntly, Jackass Flat and White Hills. We’re conveniently located just opposite Epsom Village Shopping Centre.

We know how busy the daily routine can be for families, so we aim to provide a stress-free all-inclusive early education and care experience to make your life easier. From healthy meals, nappies and wipes to specialised programs – everything is included in the daily fee.

See where great beginnings start at Great Beginnings Epsom. 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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Why you’ll love Great Beginnings Epsom

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Spacious outdoor environments Parent communication app
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Nappies, wipes, bed linen Specialised programs
  • Our qualified and multicultural team of educators provide high-quality child care and early education for children from birth to six years.
  • Our play-based learning is guided by the national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and a kindergarten program taught by a qualified early childhood teacher to prepare your child socially and emotionally for the next step in their learning journey.
  • Our centre features the latest natural and tech-based early learning resources, as well as spacious outdoor environments with sandpits and a water play area.
  • Nutritious meals and snacks are made fresh daily by our centre cook. We cater for all dietary requirements.
  • Fees are inclusive of nappies, wipes and bed linen for your convenience.
  • You’ll receive daily photos and updates through our parent communication app that will allow you to stay connected with your child and keep track of their learning.
  • 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 provide engaging specialised programs including yoga and bush kinder to develop fundamental skills.
  • Our sustainability program 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 our Centre Manager – Kate McDonald

I’m a busy mum of three (plus two stepchildren) in which they all keep me on my toes having four boys and one daughter, Frankie Mae, who runs the show. I have been in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector now since 1997, throughout this time I have been lucky enough to have different roles in running rooms, training and assessment to managing centres.

My philosophy is big on education and providing children from an early age the opportunity to extend on their interests and support the children to achieve different milestones and goals in their life. I am big on making everyone that steps into my centre feel warm and welcome and feel a part of the Great Beginnings family.

I really enjoy my role in supporting the families and Educators the moment that they walk through the door. Whether this is mentoring my Team, supporting the families or through giving cuddles and a high 5 to the children that walk past my desk.

All my educators have a great passion for their role in caring for your children and this is seen through the interactions and the environments that are made available for your children to learn and extend on their learning. We all look forward to meeting you when you come through the centre for a tour or booking your child in for the first time.

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Rooms and Facilities

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

Nursery room (0 – 2 years)

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Our Nursery room offers:

  • A safe and secure 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
  • A continuation of your family’s home routine including sleep and feed times
  • An open-door policy for families that allows them to drop in for a visit any time of the day

Junior Toddler room (1 – 2 years)

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Our Junior Toddler 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

Toddler room (2 – 3 years)

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Our Toddler 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

Pre Kinder room (3 – 4 years)

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Our Pre 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 engaging specialised programs

Kinder room (4 – 5 years)

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Our Kinder room offers:

  • kindergarten program focused on acquiring literacy, numeracy and social skills
  • With longer and more convenient hours than traditional Preschools – 6:30am to 6:30pm, five days a week, 52 weeks of the year – your child will be truly prepared for school and life beyond
  • 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

See where great beginnings start at Great Beginnings Epsom. 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

“Great Beginnings Epsom is a fabulous daycare and I am so happy with our decision to send our 1 year old there when it first opened. The centre itself is brand new, and incredibly clean with loads of modern educational toys. The staff are caring, loving and extremely friendly towards not only our little girl, but also myself and my husband. They ensured that our transition was as smooth as possible and offered all of us a lot of support on many different levels. I feel at ease when leaving my little girl, as I know she will be well cared for throughout the day. I highly recommend Great Beginnings Epsom to any parent considering childcare, you will not regret your choice.”

  • Emma

 

“Carlie and the other staff at Great Beginnings are absolutely wonderful. Right from our initial enquiry with the centre we have be blown away by their professionalism and how welcome they have made us feel – not just our three year old, the whole family! Our daughter has attended the facility for one session and then we went to the open day and ALL the staff greeted us all by name. That personal touch and making us feel important. We knew we made the right decision in trusting our child’s care with the team at Great Beginnings Epsom.”

  • Linda

 

“Great Beginnings Epsom is an amazing state of the art facility and the staff that work there are just as amazing! Each and every member of staff is polite, courteous and have the upmost respect for your child and family. Through conversations with the Centre Director and staff, I believe their commitment to my child’s early education and care to be paramount! 

There is a flexible routine and is dependent on the children’s needs and desires, class sizes have been limited and this also ensures safety and the opportunity to know my child individually. From my perspective, I believe the day care environment needs to be an extension of the home environment and I’m confident the perfect setting to provide this is at Great Beginnings Epsom!”

  • Prudence

 

“Great Beginnings Epsom has been amazing for our son. He has previously hated drop off at our last childcare and would scream and scream. When we started at Great Beginnings we told the staff about this and they have been fantastic with helping our some transition. In particular Carlie, the Centre Manager has built a great relationship with our son and gone above and beyond to make him feel comfortable. Can’t recommend highly enough.”

  • Kate

 

“The care and respect my child receives from great beginnings is incredible, all the educators are warm and welcoming the communication is always at the highest standard! My 2 year old always runs in to the centre with a smile and a sense of excitement, it makes me not feel guilty for leaving her all day knowing she is growing and developing in a centre with excellent educators, facilities and manager! Thank you Great Beginnings Epsom for helping to shape my child!”

  • Sharnie

 

“We are so happy with our decision to send our son to Great Beginnings Epsom. The staff are so friendly and helpful and the food is exceptional! Our son is so happy and engaged at Great Beginning Epsom, it makes drop off and pick up a pleasure.”

  • Lauren

 

“Carlie and the team have created a wonderful and nurturing environment for our daughter. They have gone above and beyond to make us feel like one of the family. I am absolutely thrilled with our choice of child care and I cannot recommend this centre highly enough!”

  • Kat

 

“Great Beginnings Epsom has been great! My almost three year old absolutely loves it. All the activities and the teachers are great! So glad I chose to send her here she is doing so well.”

  • Taylar

 

See where great beginnings start at Great Beginnings Epsom. 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 Epsom, please fill out the form below. One of our friendly team members will be in touch to discuss your needs.