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Great Beginnings Hornsby Childcare & Day Care Centre

Begin your child’s journey to a bright future at Great Beginnings Hornsby!

Our modern child care and early education centre is ideally located for families in Hornsby, Waitara, Asquith and North Wahroonga. Our brand-new facilities feature purpose-built indoor spaces and spacious all-weather outdoor environments that are inspired by nature.

We offer a comprehensive curriculum based on the national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) that prepares children for school and life beyond. We also have the latest technology to teach children the fundamentals of literacy, numeracy and problem-solving, including SMART Board Interactive Whiteboards.

With our all-inclusive childcare and early learning experience, you won’t have to worry about anything. From nappies and multicultural meals prepared daily by our in-house cook to extracurricular activities such as music and Physio Play movement classes, everything is included in the daily fee.

We even have our own bus for pick-ups, drop-offs and excursions. The pick-up/drop-off service runs daily and is available to children 12 months and older.

Why you’ll love Great Beginnings Hornsby

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  • Our qualified and nurturing educators provide high-quality child care and early education for children from birth to six years. Our team even includes bilingual educators.
  • We offer an interest-based curriculum guided by the national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and a preschool program taught by a qualified early childhood teacher to prepare your child socially and academically for school.
  • Our modern centre features the latest natural and tech-based early learning resources, as well as large undercover play areas with cubby houses and large sandpits.
  • Nutritious and culturally diverse meals and snacks are created daily by our in-house cook. We cater for all dietary requirements.
  • Nappies and wipes are included for your convenience.
  • Our centre is fully air-conditioned and has on-site parking.
  • You’ll receive daily photos and updates through our app that will allow you to stay connected with your child and keep track of their learning.
  • We provide extracurricular activities including music and Physio Play movement classes to enhance your child’s development.
  • Our sustainability program teaches children a sense of responsibility and connection to the world around them.
  • We organise educational children’s shows, special guests, excursions and a weekly community playgroup to extend on the children’s learning. These include Bush Kinder and the WorryWoos emotional intelligence program.
  • We provide a daily pick-up and drop-off service for children aged 12 months and older.
  • We offer extended hours from 7am to 6pm.
  • 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.
  • Flexible hours to support your family’s busy lifestyle and ensure you can make the most of your childcare subsidy.

Book a tour to see everything our early education centre has to offer. We look forward to meeting you and sharing this exciting journey with your family.

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Getting to Great Beginnings Hornsby

Great Beginnings Hornsby Child Care Centre

Meet the Centre Manager – Melissa Smart

GB Hornsby Child Care Centre ManagerI’ve been working in child care and early education since 2010. I hold a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and a Diploma of Children’s Services.

I’ve always had a passion for early childhood education. I strive to provide a supportive learning environment that caters to the needs, abilities and interests of all children. I believe each child is unique and capable, and I want to encourage children’s independence by giving them time and space to work through any challenging situations.

The educators at Great Beginnings Hornsby actively support children’s education through open-ended learning environments. We encourage children to lead their own play, with educators implementing intentional teaching strategies to support the achievement of developmental outcomes.

I’m a strong believer in community involvement, so the children at our centre are actively involved in the local community. Parents are encouraged to participate in the program and work closely with our team to help each child reach their full potential.

I look forward to welcoming your family to our Centre and answering any questions you have.

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Rooms and facilities

We believe little minds flourish when their tummies are nourished. Click here to see a sample menu of our carefully crafted meals.

Each room has been designed and set up to provide the best early learning experience for your little one.

Nursery 1 room (0 – 12 months)

Our nursery 1 room provides:

  • 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
  • Activities designed to enhance physical and cognitive development, including tummy time, sensory play, music, singing, rhymes and reading
  • A no-shoes policy to allow for sensory exploration in a clean and hygienic environment

Nursery 2 room (1 – 2 years)

Our nursery 2 room provides:

  • 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
  • Activities designed to enhance physical and cognitive development, including tummy time, sensory play, music, singing, rhymes and reading
  • Opportunities for children to explore literacy and numeracy through real-life experiences
  • A no-shoes policy to allow for sensory exploration in a clean and hygienic environment

Toddlers room (15 months – 2.5 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

Early Learners room (2 – 3 years)

Our Early Learners 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

Preschool room (3 – 4 years)

Our Preschool 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

School-Readiness room (4 – 5 years)

Our School-Readiness room offers:

  • school-readiness 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

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Begin your child’s journey to a bright future today. Book a tour to see everything Great Beginnings Hornsby has to offer.

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Hear from our families

“My 10month old son has been attending Great Beginnings Hornsby for a month now and I have been nothing but impressed with every aspect of the centre. The staff are always friendly and genuine in their care, there are lots of new activities and exciting things for my son to do, the facility is always tidy and clean and they are great at communicating with parents and keeping us updated regularly. Will definitely recommend!”

  • Von

“My son is going for a month now and what a change I see in him. He doesn’t look back at me when I get to leave, happy when we arrive to pick him, and great communication and extra activities. The outdoor area is amazing. It’s extra clean and the teachers are quite caring.”

  • Zain

“In the short time my daughter has been at this facility, I have seen leaps and bounds of improvement in her abilities. I’ve never seen her happier at the end of the day and everyone of the staff I have met have been amazing. My little one genuinely looks forward to her time there, great job team…”

  • Kiran

 

Begin your child’s journey to a bright future today. Book a tour to see everything Great Beginnings Hornsby has 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 Hornsby, 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.