Great Beginnings Toodyay

About Us

Welcome to Great Beginnings Toodyay.

Our centre is open from 6:30 am – 6:30 pm, five days a week. We offer developmental and age appropriate programs along with a Kindy program run by Tammy, our Early Childhood Teacher.

The number one thing that makes our homelike centre special are 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.

Our large outdoor play area allows us to enjoy the wonderful environment surrounding the centre whilst learning, experiencing, being, becoming and belonging.

Meet the Centre Manager

Kirstine Kelleher

What is your name?

Kirstine Kelleher.

How long have you been working in childcare?

Over 18 years.

What is your favourite part of working at the centre?

Being part of a community with the Educators, Children and families.

What qualifications do you hold?


What is your favourite inspirational quote?

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers

What values are most important to you in your team members?

Integrity, respect and positivity.

What is your philosophy about educating children?

All children are unique and we as Educators need to help them to actively participate to become decision makers in their individual learning.

What is one of your hobbies?

4 Wheel driving and reading.

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

Great Beginnings Toodyay is located in the beautiful town of Toodyay. Our centre is open from 6:30am to 6:30pm, 5 days a week. We provide a platter of fruit for morning and afternoon tea. 

Our core Educators live in the local community and are either qualified in Certificate III/Diploma or are studying towards them. The school bus provides a drop off and pick up service to the local Toodyay District High School and we offer vacation care during the school holidays.

The outside play area has a large natural environment and allows the children plenty of room to play and explore. And we also have a large wooden stage outside and the children are able to put on shows for everyone to enjoy.

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Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Babies/Toddler Kindy Vacation Care
0 – 3 years 3 – 5 years 5 – 12 years


Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Morning tea
  • Afternoon tea
  • Veggie garden
  • On-site parking
  • Before and After School Care and School Holiday Club Program
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Key pad security
  • Baby wipes included


Vacation Care

Our centre also offers a vacation care program for children from 5-12 years old. We make life easier for our parents with extended operating hours and affordable fees. Our vacation care programs has a variety of activities with a focus on fun and learning! Your child will have endless amounts of fun with a mix of in-centre activities, indoor and outdoor play and visits to the community. Don’t miss out on a spot in our vacation care this coming holiday, Enquire today!



Reviews and Testimonials

My daughter has been attending Toodyay Great Beginnings since she was about 4 months old. I was worried about putting her into care so young, but since day one she has loved it!! She is always happy to go and I have never had any problems with dropping her off. I trust Vanessa and staff 100 per cent with looking after my daughter and would highly recommend them to anyone! Thank you”

– Tenielle


Our girls LOVE being at the centre, the staff are wonderful – caring for the kids like their own. They always come home with cool crafts. Definitely recommend it if you need day care”

– Sharon

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 Toodyay, 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.