Welcome to Great Beginnings Parmelia.
Great Beginnings Parmelia is open from 6am – 6pm, Monday to Friday. Our amazing purpose built centre offers nutritious meals, the convenience of an out of school hours program, Happy Feet fitness and is committed to teaching our children the values of community and sustainability.
Our friendly energetic team of educator’s here at Great Beginnings Parmelia, create a home away from home for our families, providing a fun and friendship enriched environment that values each child’s uniqueness.
One of our fantastic features is our natural play-scape, where our children explore with mud kitchens, rock climbing, slides, hills, paddle pools and a bamboo forest. We also take great pride in our vegetable garden which is tended to each day by the children. A unique centre with automatic lighting, and a grass hill and tunnel making up the playground. Come and take a peek!
What is your name?
Nicola Pill, I prefer to be called Nicky.
How long have you been working in childcare?
What is your favourite part of working at the centre?
The wonderful families that are so welcoming & the smiling children’s face’s each morning.
What qualifications do you hold?
Diploma in Children’s Services.
What are you most passionate about?
Children’s care & education.
What are you most proud of at your centre?
How hygienic the centre is & our wonderful natural indoor resources.
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
What inspired you to become an educator?
My love of children
What values are most important to you in your team members?
Honesty, happy come to work and work as a team.
What is your philosophy about educating children?
I believe that every child should be given excellent care, that forming friendships & play based learning is paramount to their learning. Every child should be given the opportunity to learn in an inclusive & culturally aware environment. That ensuring each child feels safe & happy.
What makes your team/centre special?
Our centre is purpose built therefore making the environment in each room appealing to all. The team we have are all passionate about caring for children.
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
A Jockey (I wanted to be the first female Jockey to race) or a Teacher.
What is one of your hobbies?
What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?
To please come in meet the girls & look around our centre. You will find that all of our Educators are extremely passionate about caring for children. We will give you a full guided tour of the centre that welcoming & is a very natural, home like atmosphere.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
6 weeks – 1 year
1 – 2 years
2 – 2.5 years
2.5 – 3 years
3 – 4 years
4 – 5 years
- Morning Tea
- Afternoon Tea
- Other meals – Fruit Club
- Sustainability program
- Veggie garden
- On-site parking
- Before and After School Care and School Holiday Club Program
- Dance program – Happy Feet
- Music program
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- In-house cook
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Water play area
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Government Approved Kindergarten program
Reviews and Testimonials
“Our son is currently attending this day care and he absolutely loves it! I am always updated about my sons progress and what he has been up to during the day. He comes home everyday with something new that he’s learnt at day care. We’ve shared some big mile stones with GB. I’m so impressed with this day care and very thankful for all that they are doing with my little boy. Highly recommend their services! Thank you to everyone at Great Beginnings Parmelia!”
– Shelby & Quentin
“My daughter has been attending Great Beginnings Parmelia since she’s been a baby, and she is now 5yrs old. This is the last year she will be attending and it will be a very sad day for us both. They are like a family to us because my daughter has been with them all this time and they have watched my daughter grow and they are all lovely down there. I highly recommend this daycare. The carers are fantastic and I have never had any problems.”
“Lovely environment for kids. They are well cared for my daughter always comes home happy and each day surprises me with new things she’s learnt.”
“My kids love going to daycare. The staff genuinely care about their work and it shows. The centre has amazing facilities with a fantastic nature playground.”
“Amazing staff that really care for the children and the center is spacious”
“My daughter goes to this daycare and loves it there she loves all the friendly staff and she is learning so much all the time great centre, I highly recommend it.”
“I can honestly say Great Beginnings Parmelia is by far the best service I have ever used. The staff are like extended family for us! The high quality care and education they provide my daughter makes the separation anxiety I have (not my daughter) so much easier to deal with. I love how much individual attention my family receive each day. I couldn’t recommended this service enough!”
“Great centre and caring friendly staff that are great with my kids. We have been there for 2 years and love it”
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 Parmelia, 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.