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Great Beginnings Kariong


Fees & Availability

$135 108
Vacancies Avg. price/day Approved places

Long Day Care

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Babies

0 yrs to 2 yrs


Availability
This service doesn't have any vacancies right now. To add your child to the waitlist or enquire about vacancies you'll need to contact Great Beginnings Kariong directly.
Fees Approved service for CCS
Price $141.50 /day

Toddler

2 yrs to 3 yrs


Availability
This service doesn't have any vacancies right now. To add your child to the waitlist or enquire about vacancies you'll need to contact Great Beginnings Kariong directly.
Fees Approved service for CCS
Price $132.50 /day

3 yrs to 4 yrs


Availability
This service doesn't have any vacancies right now. To add your child to the waitlist or enquire about vacancies you'll need to contact Great Beginnings Kariong directly.
Fees Approved service for CCS
Price $130.50 /day

4 yrs to 6 yrs


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About

Welcome to Great Beginnings Kariong!

Our service is open from 6.30am – 6pm Monday to Friday.

Our centre is proud to have received Exceeding the National Quality Standard. The National Quality Standard encompasses the seven key quality areas that are important outcomes for children’s learning and development. 

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.

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.

Why you’ll love Great Beginnings Kariong

These are just some of the highlights included in your child’s early childhood education and care experience at our centre.

  • Qualified and experienced team
  • Large, natural outdoor areas
  • Preschool program
  • Nutritious meals
  • Nappies, wipes and bed linen
  • Centre pets
  • All in one family app
  • Vegetable gardens

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.

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.

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Service Features

Allergy Aware
Bottles Supplied
Meals Provided
Nappies Supplied
NQS Rating
Sun Safe Aware
Programs

About The Curriculum

About The Team

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Services - what are the different

  • Long Day Care (Child Care Centre)

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National Quality Standard Rating

What the National Quality Standard Ratings mean for families
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AREA NQS RATING
Overall Exceeding
Educational Program and Practice Exceeding
Children's Health and Safety Exceeding
Physical environment Exceeding
Staffing Arrangements Exceeding
Relationships with children Exceeding
Collaborative partnerships with families and communities Exceeding
Governance and leadership Exceeding
NQS rating last updated 29-Jun-2022

Reviews for Great Beginnings Kariong

Gray star Gray star Gray star Gray star Gray star Overall (23 reviews)
Gold star 4.8 Google (23 reviews)

Melinda Barrett image
When I stepped inside, I knew instantly, that this is the centre I wanted my kids to be at. The staff are always happy and the centre has a warm atmosphere. Our family appreciate everything about Great Beginnings Kariong!

Candice S image
Great daycare. My daughter absolutely loves it here. The staff are wonderful, the yard is large and lots to do for the kids. They have a chef who provides delicious healthy meals and my daughter just loves going. I would recommend 100%

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Rachelle Pereira image
Great Beginnings has been the best decision, my 3 year old has been going for about 7 months and I’m so glad I chose this centre. The rooms and playground is what initially caught my attention, my son loves being outdoors and the spaces they have created are amazing. The food is great, the programs and attention to detail with communication about what’s going on to parents and about what they doing in each room is fantastic. I love being at work and getting a picture of my son, getting updated on what he’s eating for lunch and what the kids have done that day, not only is it so nice to know what they’re doing, but it's been great to be able to engage in conversations with him at the end of the day. But what makes this centre truly amazing is the staff, they have completely exceeded all my expectations, from assisting me with difficult drop offs, to accommodating his needs to make him feel more comfortable. They’ve consistently given me great updates even down to small details in the day, with so many kids to keep track of this is impressive. Lincoln is pretty shy but the efforts from staff are clear by the bonds he has formed with all them, Laura, Karlee, Brittney, Jemma & Oliva have been wonderful, I can’t speak more highly of them all. Amanda the director is amazing, she’s super friendly and always willing to answer any questions I have and somehow knows all the kids by name! Covid has made things difficult but they have followed all the health procedures and checks, which made us feel a lot more comfortable going back to care after lockdowns. I can't recommend the centre more highly. I look forward to my youngest starting there next year, creating the same bonds and having a blast.

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Great Beginnings provided amazing care for our daughter Chloe. The staff are absolutely incredible, the facilities are beautiful and we fell in love with how much our daughter always enjoyed her time there. We never had any issues and staff were always honest, upfront and incredibly supportive in all other aspects of her care. Our only bad experience was Chloe’s last day there; which was just a sad day for us, as we knew finding anything of similar quality down in Sydney would be difficult. The addition of the app provided by Great Beginnings gives parents peace of mind throughout the day with regular updates on your child’s scheduled day as-well as photos. We highly recommend them.

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Amazing grounds, amazing educators, amazing centre manager!! The educators are so supportive and so skilled at what they do. The centre manager is brilliant and so good at maintaining parent/child/educator relationships! The food is brilliant and the facilities are fantastic! Could not ask for better care for little ones!

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I have been on a wait list for over a year. Thinking my position was taken seriously since I have limited support I got in early trying to be prepared. I have called numerous times emailed numerous times to ensure my position was still on the wait list to only be told every time to call back a later time or that I would be contacted They don’t care about parents who have patiently waited at kariong great beginnings They take on anyone who calls the very right moment which is poor management and zero care factor Very disappointed with my experience and not one apology please don’t bother with going on a wait list when there is no respect it’s a total waste of time ! Especially when we are trying to do the right thing for our little ones. Thankyou Amanda & Augustin for your unprofessional service.

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Aida Reyes image
This centre is awesome, great facilities! They even have a pony and goats! The teachers are very attuned to children’s needs and feelings and are very caring. The cook’s meals are healthy and yummy, the centre’s manager is always friendly and approachable, our girls love it (3 year old and a baby) and most importantly we like them very much too and trust them with our precious girls and are happy knowing they are being very well cared for while we work.

How Great Beginnings Kariong compares with Kariong, 2250
Price
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This centre $135
Kariong $115
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Kariong
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National quality standard
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This centre Exceeding
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