Great Beginnings Kenwick

About Us

Our homely centre is conveniently open from 6.30am – 6.00pm 5 days a week. Our large outdoor play areas allow us to enjoy the wonderful environment surrounding the centre whilst learning, experiencing, being, becoming and belonging.

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Our children love to explore our backyards by swinging in the shade under the large Palo Verde tree, exploring the sustainability nook or harvesting our veggie gardens for ingredients to include in our nutritious, daily meals.

The number one thing that makes our homelike centre special is the families that walk through our doors every day. Our centre is a multicultural community in which our qualified educators work hard (and have lots of fun) educating and nurturing each child. All of our qualified, caring educators have a minimum of Certificate lll level qualification, with seven having a Diploma in Children’s Services. 

GB-Kenwick-20At Great Beginnings Kenwick we have a wide variety of cultures within the child care centre and celebrate a different culture each month. We have fun dress up days and special guests visit us regularly. Happy Feet classes are also run regularly as each child’s health and wellbeing is of upmost importance to us and we enjoy encouraging this through play-based learning.

Our qualified early childhood teacher runs a preschool program each day and follows the Early Years Learning Framework whilst integrating school readiness and kindergarten activities. Basic Mandarin is also taught as part of the preschool program as our wonderful ECT speaks fluent Mandarin.

We are passionate about sustainability and incorporate repurposed items in our outdoor environments such as: pot plants created from pipes and a musical instrument created from saucepans. These items and activities are embedded in the service to further develop the children’s understanding of the importance of caring for our environment.

Our centre also offers before and after school care and an exciting vacation care program.

Feel free to visit us at Great Beginnings Kenwick today, our door is always open. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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Great Beginnings Kenwick has proudly received an Exceeding rating under the National Quality Standards! 

The National Quality Standard encompasses the 7 key quality areas that are important for children’s learning and development.

Centre Manager profile

Leslee Russell

What is your name? 

Leslee Russell

How long have you been working in childcare?

15 years

What is your favourite part of working at the centre?

Watching the children grow and learn.

What qualifications do you hold?

Advanced Diploma.

What is your favourite inspirational quote?

“To the world you are just a person, but to one person you are the world.”

As a child what did you want to be when you grew up? 

A Teacher.

What is one of your hobbies?

Camping

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

To me, Great Beginnings means the opportunity to work with passionate and motivated people who genuinely care about children and their future. It is not just a job for us, this is our life.

Our curriculum enhances children’s learning and development in a holistic approach ensuring the children have a sense of belonging in a happy and supportive environment. We all have strong meaningful relationships with children and their families. Great Beginnings Kenwick is a growing family where children take many steps in becoming our future.

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Facilities

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Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Babies Toddlers Junior Kindy Kindy
0 – 2 years 2 – 3 years 3 – 4 years 4 – 6 years

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
  • Classroom technology (computers)
  • In-house cook
  • Halal meal options
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Government Approved Kindergarten program

Testimonials

Reviews and Testimonials

“Can I take this opportunity to thank you all for your ongoing support in everything you do, not only for the girls, but for me as a parent.  You are such a great help to me when Kevin is away and such a support allowing me to work a full day whilst taking care of my girls. The photos and reports I receive each day are so precious. I always look forward to seeing what the kids have been up to. I so appreciate it as it makes you feel as though you have been there with them during the day and it makes me feel as though I am not missing out on too much. Personally, I don’t know how you manage to take so many lovely photos and write a report at the end of each day, whilst having to look after toddlers! You are all just priceless to our little family. With love from a very appreciative Mum who thinks you are all just truly amazing!”

– Sally

 

“My son has attended the service for over 12 mths now. He suffers severe allergies and the staff are so helpful catering for all his needs still cooking him meals just like the other children’s minus all the food he can’t eat. They are always so friendly and helpful it is like his second home. I have recommended their service to all my family and friends.”

– Emily

 

“The team at GBK are amazing ladies. They have been so supportive of my little girl while our family has gone through a very tough year – they consistently go above and beyond and are truly wonderful people. I cannot recommend this centre enough.”

– Carrie

 

“Went for orientation and loved it. So did my boy, loved the teachers. Every other child care we took him, he didn’t bother leaving this one – he just didn’t want to leave. So far so good everything is well organised and clean. Kids look extremely happy compared to elsewhere. Very homey feeling and comfort around all.”

– Samah

 

Myself and my 17mth old son loves this centre! All the carers are really friendly and my child trusts them immensely. Cooper loves the peer interaction and with the carers!”

– Kat

 

“Excellent and friendly staff. Child loves going and parents kept upto date aswell as invited to regular events”

– Chris

 

“…They were very professional and helpful, and the workers I met were friendly and seemed capable of looking after my energetic children. The manager was extremely accomodating, taking into consideration each weeks issues, around my casual work and being flexible to provide me with the best care and easiest way to go about it… They are very hands on and take initiative to ensure they kids dont just play but have structured and fun learning which is so good… The centre has a wonderful reception and clean kitchen. There is a kindergarten type school area which is a fantastic and huge space, then there is a separate place for toddlers, with painting and all kinds of fun. And then there is a baby room, again a huge space and very lovely for the little ones i think up to 2. With a separate room for cots and sleeping…this is a fantastic centre and based on my liasons with the workers, Id highly recommend it.”

– Anon

 

“Just wanted to thank you for everything that you have all done for Alice during 2016. Looking at her learning journey reminded me of where we started and how far she has come. I remember still being able to hear her crying from the carpark when I dropped her off in the morning and you having to feed her formula 10mL at a time with a syringe because she refused to take a bottle from anyone on one of her initial visits. Now….as soon as I tell her it’s a daycare morning she grabs her blue bag and drags it along the tiles to the front door chanting ‘Joolz, Joolz, Joooooooooooooolz’.

I thought day care was just going to be my solution to getting back to work part-time. I had no idea that it would become such an important part of helping shape Alice’s development, confidence, social skills, independence and both of our happiness and sanity! They say that it takes a village to raise a child, and with a FIFO hubby and not a great deal of family on hand for support, I know how lucky I am to have found the help that I needed with all of the lovely Carers at GB Kenwick.

Please know that Sam and I truly appreciate how much effort everyone goes to with taking care of Alice. We know that she’s a strong-willed little cookie and can be a challenge at times, and are so grateful that everyone always shows such patience and kindness towards her…..especially on her rough days!”

– Andrea

 

“Way to go for such a detailed report. Thank you!

Most of their development is down to you gorgeous and awesome educators! My girls love seeing you and exploring and learning new things. Thank you, for teaching them things that I can’t to shape them into beautiful, fair and caring girls.

– Sally

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 Kenwick, 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.