Great Beginnings Marangaroo

About Us

Marangaroo_1We are a full-service, purpose-built childcare centre that caters for children aged from birth to 6 years opportunistically located on straight route to the city centre. Our centre operates between the hours of 7am and 6pm to ensure that there is ample time for drop-offs in the mornings and pick-ups in the afternoon. 

For your convenience, we provide morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, and a late snack to ensure that your child is provided with a nutritious meal throughout the day. Our team of educators, including a Bachelor-qualified teacher, work together to deliver the best quality education in the form of our School Readiness Program for your child in order to prepare them for Kindy and Junior School ahead of them.

As part of Kindy education program, we host a variety of incursion and excursions as well as emergency services such as firemen and women and police officers to introduce your child to the community and world around them.

We appreciate our families come from all walks of life with different cultures, nationalities, and religions which we welcome and celebrate. Family involvement is cherished at Great Beginnings Marangaroo, so we welcome contact from our parents and families at any time for any questions or ideas they might have.

We extend that connection to prospective families also, who we would warmly extend an invitation to. Please don’t hesitate to contact our centre should you wish to have a question answered or schedule a tour, we would love to hear from you and show you around!

Centre Manager profile

Emma-Louise Keen

My name is Emma-Louise and I have been Centre Manager of Great Beginnings Marangaroo since mid 2013. I have been working within the Early Childhood industry since 2000 and completed my Diploma in Children Services 0-12 years in 2003 at the West Coast Institute of TAFE. I have had many opportunities within the industry over the last 15 years, including Assistant Educator, Lead Educator, Assistant Manager and OSHC Coordinator. You could say my passion for early education runs in the family. It first started when I used to volunteer in my school holidays at a childcare centre where my mother and sister were both employed at the time. From there, under their guidance I studied Early Childhood throughout high school and continued to further my skills with the completion of my Diploma.

Throughout my career, I have seen many improvements and changes to the practices within the industry and to the focus on each child’s overall wellbeing and education. I have held varied positions within the industry providing educational programs for children aged from 0-12 years.

Part of my personal philosophy is that all children have a right to feel safe, loved and secure in their environment. I believe that all children are individual and each have their own unique personality.

I like to think of myself as an equal asset to our team along with the Educators I lead as we are all important and valuable in our own right. A solid team is the foundation for providing quality care. I feel it’s extremely important to form close relationships with families and that we as educators work in partnership with families to ensure that each child develops to their full potential.

I feel privileged to meet each child that comes through our doors and hope that when they leave each day they feel special, confident and inspired. I have always said to myself that if I can make at least one child smile each day, I have achieved something incredible. There is nothing more precious than a happy child.

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Facilities

Rooms

Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Nursery Little Toddlers
0 – 18 months 18 months – 2 years
Toddlers Kindy
2 years – 3 years 3 years – 6 years

Facilities

Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Late snack
  • On-site parking
  • Dance program (Happy Feet)
  • SMART Interactive Whiteboard
  • Pin code security entrance
  • In-house cook
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Government Approved Kindergarten program
  • Incursions and excursions
  • Monthly visits with the community Italian Aged Care residents
  • Multilingual speaking educators
  • Centre funded weekly Pyjama Drama lessons

Testimonials

Reviews and Testimonials

“I have two kids attending this daycare and I am really happy with the care the staff gives to my babies. It is really important for me that my kids can feel safe, that they can bond with the staff and be enthusiastic about going to daycare each day. I can see how much they learn in daycare and the relationship they developed with their teachers, I can go to work without worrying on how they are being treated as I know that they will be happy and if something comes up, I will get a call and be informed. I truly recommend this daycare and most of all, I recommend the staff that is taking such good care of my kids.”

– Florencia

 

“The staff are so friendly, organised and follow all the correct health, safety and hygiene procedures. The food is varied and there is plenty of activities and toys to keep my son occupied. Definitely the best child care facility I’ve seen and so happy with it that four other mums I spoke to have since enrolled their children! Just great!

– Michelle

 

“Both of my children have attended Great Beginnings Marangaroo at different stages over the last 3 years. Emma and the staff have been nothing but warm, welcoming and reassuring. They have created a safe and supportive learning environment and have given my children the confidence to make new friends and learn about the world they live in through nature play. The educators have treated my children as if they were their own and have given them the individual care and attention that they deserve.

– Maria

 

“My 3 year old and 1 year old have been going to Great Beginnings Marangaroo since December 2016 as we were unhappy with a previous centre. I was concerned with the transition from another centre however, Great Beginnings were very understanding and made the process easy. Staff are professional and friendly and are always happy to see the kids. You are kept up to date throughout the day with photos using their app and you receive daily reports on their day. If you need to add the kids at last minute they are happy to assist. Healthy meals and great program’s for kindy and preschool preparation. Emma always keep you updated of changes, local traffic reports or any incidents that happen. Their communication is excellent. Great Beginnings is fantastic. One of the best centres around. My boys love it and so do I. Best decision we have ever made.

– Nadine

 

“The staff have been very lovely, welcoming and accommodating. They are very professional and clearly know what they are doing. My son has warmed to them well even smiling, laughing and cooing on occasions when we have seen staff members out and about. I am confident that his needs are being well met at the centre.”

– Rachel

 

The staff here are outstanding! Positive, affectionate, organised and it eases the ‘mum guilt ‘ leaving your kids where you know they are happy and well cared for. I’d recommend to anyone.”

– Amanda

 

“The staff have been very lovely, welcoming and accommodating. They are very professional and clearly know what they are doing. My son has warmed to them well even smiling, laughing and cooing on occasions when we have seen staff members out and about. I am confident that his needs are being well met at the centre.”

– Racel

 

Excellent centre! Wonderful staff, lovely activities for the children and clean! This centre is 20mins from where we live, it’s worth the drive. Highly recommended.”

– Nectaria

 

 

Enquire Now

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 Marangaroo, 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.