About Great Beginnings Kariong

Our service is open from 6.30am – 6pm Monday to Friday. We have our cook Lola who prepares all the meals on site and who is an integral part of the children’s day. We also provide nappies, wipes and cot linen for all children under 2 years.

As we are a large service we are fortunate enough to have a large number of highly qualified educators. Each day we have 4 University qualified teachers and 4 Diploma (or working towards diploma) qualified educators who all drive the educational program. Every educator holds a recognised early childhood qualification or is currently undertaking study in a recognised course. This has a huge impact on being able to provide quality learning experiences for children and also in creating a focused and passionate team of educators who are working towards a shared goal of the rights of every child to have access to quality early childhood learning.

The centre is a purpose built facility, opened in January 2010. We have made it our service goal to create a welcoming space that feels like home away from home. We also sit on over 2 acres of land and are lucky enough to share our space with our goats, rabbits, chickens and some lovely vegetable gardens. The children are involved in tending the garden, growing fresh produce and learning about our climate through an awareness of living sustainably.

Great Beginnings Kariong is a service where everyone belongs and is welcomed as we celebrate being part of this crucial time in the lives of young children. We believe we are fortunate that families choose to allow us to be accepted into their families’ life as we share their learning journey and we hope that you have time to call in and see us as we would love to show you around our centre. Please call the service if we can be of assistance to your family in any way.

Flexible Hours

Our centre is offering Flexible Hours to support families to make the most out of the government’s Child Care Subsidy. Consisting of nine-hour, ten-hour, and full day options, the new Flexible Hours model will give families the freedom to choose which hours best suit their individual circumstances. Families will not be limited by start and finish times like other models from competitors, and there will be no associated fees or conditions around the minimum amount of flexible hours days they are able to access. To learn more watch our Flexible Hours video by clicking the video button above.

National quality standard rating: Exceeding National Quality Standard.

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    • Long Day Care
    • $128 /day
    • for ages 6wks to 2yrs
    • Fee includes: Education & Developmental Programs, Meals Provided, Nappies.
    • Long Day Care
    • $120 /day
    • for ages 2yrs to 3yrs
    • Long Day Care
    • $118 /day
    • for ages 3yrs to 5yrs

Use our Child Care Subsidy Calculator to learn how much government support your family may be eligible for.


National quality standard rating

Overall Rating - Exceeding National Quality Standard (MORE)
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Educational Program and Practice Exceeding National Quality Standard
Children's Health and Safety Exceeding National Quality Standard
Physical environment Exceeding National Quality Standard
Staffing Arrangements Exceeding National Quality Standard
Relationships with children Exceeding National Quality Standard
Collaborative partnerships with families and communities Exceeding National Quality Standard
Governance and leadership Exceeding National Quality Standard

NQS Rating last updated: 8-Jul-2020

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