Great Beginnings Floreat

About Us

Welcome to Great Beginnings Floreat.

Great Beginnings Floreat Child Care Centre

Our centre is open 5 days a week from 7am – 6pm. We offer nutritious meals and an excellent kindy program focusing on the children’s numeracy and literacy skills to prepare them for when they go to school.

We have a lovely new purpose built centre and our large outdoor area and garden offers a range of fun experiences for the children to learn and explore new tasks and activities. Maintaining the garden teaches the children how to care and look after all plants and living creatures.

Every week we have a range of beneficial and educational incursions varying from language classes to 2 different fitness and sport program and a music program. We have a permanent Early Childhood Teacher in our Kindy Room. All of our permanent educators are minimum Certificate III trained.

Centre Manager profile

Ashlee Ford

How long have you been working in childcare?

9 Years.

What is your favourite part of working at the centre?

My favourite part of working at Great Beginnings Floreat is the relationships that we have with our families and the educators who go above and beyond every day.

What qualifications do you hold?

  • Diploma in Children’s Services.
  • First Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis and In Safe Hands.

What is your favourite inspirational quote?

It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.

What are you most proud of at your centre?

I believe that for a child to learn they need to feel safe and secure in their environment. For children to feel safe and secure within their environment they need to have good relationships with their educators. This is one of the things we are most proud of at our centre is the close relationships that have formed between the educators and the children. All of the educators have so much love and respect for the children and their needs and treat all of the children as if they were their own. This is a great comfort for parents who can go about their day knowing that their children are happy in their environment.

What makes your team/centre special?

To work in child care you really need to have a passion to work with children and help them learn and develop over the time that they are with us at the centre. It is very important that the educators are passionate about their jobs so that they can teach every child to their full potential. At Great Beginnings Floreat all of the staff are passionate about helping children learn to their full potential each and every day. The relationships that the educators have built with both the children and families makes working at the centre so special.

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

All of us here at Great Beginnings Floreat are dedicated to giving your child the best education possible in their earliest years of life. We are passionate about building and maintaining lasting relationships with the children and families that attend our centre.

All the staff at Great Beginnings Floreat and I would love to share what our centre has to offer with you, so please stop by and say Hello!

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Facilities

Rooms

Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Baby Toddlers Kindy
0 – 2 years 2 – 3 years 3+ years

Facilities

Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Other meals
  • Key pad security
  • On-site parking
  • Dance program
  • Music 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
  • Foreign Language Incursions

Testimonials

Reviews and Testimonials

“Both of my children have attended Great Beginnings Floreat, my youngest daughter is still going. I was on a wait list for another daycare, but Great Beginnings opened up and I chose to send my children there instead and I’m extremely happy with my decision. All of the ladies are great, warm, friendly and very caring. They meet the needs of all the children in every way. The Hey-Dee-Ho is fantastic and my daughter loves the weekly French lesson. The outside area is great, the food is very nutritious and overall I love the place. Once my youngest starts kindy I will miss seeing the ladies at pick up and drop off and our friendly chats. I highly recommend Great Beginnings in Floreat.”

– Sarah-Lyn

 

“Great Beginnings has been a fantastic childcare centre for my 18 month old daughter. I chose it because I got such a great vibe when I walked in – it just felt so warm and welcoming and it continues to feel that way. The staff make you feel like family and treat the children like one of their own. The children engage in a variety of innovative and exciting indoor and outdoor activities each day, are fed wholesome food which definitely tastes better than your boring work lunch and generally feel safe and secure. My shy and retiring little girl who used to scream and cry hysterically when I dropped her off now goes in happily and (as she is now the life of the party) doesn’t want to leave at pick up time. I have found the staff extremely responsive to her individual needs and wonderfully communicative – we always have a chat during drop-off/pickup, and they also send photos and a learning report each day. I highly recommend this brilliant centre.”

– Rosie

 

“I have a two year old son at Great Beginnings Floreat, attending the centre four times a week, since he was 7 months old. Our experience has been very positive so far. The center is clean and well organized and the staff are very kind and caring. The activities in which kids are involved are extremely exciting and have a very positive impact on their development. My son loves them and he is very happy at the end of the day when I pick him up. Communication between staff and family is also very good, as we receive pictures and report every day. I have nothing but positive comments on our experience: it certainly made my return to work much easier.”

– Ilaria

 

I have two children at the centre, a baby and a toddler and I am extremely fussy about leaving my children with anyone. My son has come on in leaps and bounds since attending GB. It has been great for his development. The staff are caring and compassionate to the children especially when they are transitioning. I was on the wait list for two years for another very popular centre and I just got a place for my two kids but I had to turn it down once I had experienced GB because I was really happy sending my kids there. Facilities are new and well maintained. Its a really nice atmosphere too.”

– Candice

 

I have my daughter in Great Beginnings Floreat for two years. She doesn’t want to come home as she’s enjoyed being there. Kids are proud to show what they have done during the day and along the week. Happy feet and a teacher are providing a good learning experience for kids. Pricing is increasing but it is a well maintained facility.”

– JM

 

Have twins at this facility, the staff are extremely kind, warm and caring. The kids are always bringing home new teachings and are experiencing a wide variety of activities. It grows confidence, manners and skills. Good values, impressed…”

– Alex

 

“This is a fabulous centre. The educators do an amazing job! They have helped my son not only adjust to daycare, but love it after having a very hard time with being dropped off initially. He is learning at an amazing rate and there is a great family feel, with all carers getting to know all of the children. I can’t recommend it highly enough! Thanks for taking care of my precious boy while I cannot.”

– Amanda

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 Floreat, 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.