2021 Award Winners
Western Australian Winner
Great Beginnings Secret Harbour.
KindiCare ● August 13, 2021
Located in the outer southern suburbs of Perth, Great Beginnings Secret Harbour took out top position in Western Australia. Achieving a rating of 9.6 on the KindiCare App, the centre also achieved an Exceeding National Quality Standards Rating by ACECQA.
When entering Great Beginnings Secret Harbour, you will be immersed in a world where children are encouraged to discover, learn and grow. The natural all-weather play areas feature real grass, cubby houses and water play areas for your child to engage with while learning through play to engage all the senses. Children are provided time and space for uninterrupted play as they explore the outdoors to test their limits and develop strength, balance, and self-confidence. Being outside supports children’s overall health and wellbeing.
The centre’s indoor areas invite exploration with quality resources and learning experiences. Children wonder, create, and test out their ideas as they play with a range of materials in purposeful play spaces. The experienced educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals.
Literacy and numeracy concepts are embedded in play-based learning, as children engage as architects, storytellers, scientists, artists, and designers. The centre kitchen is at the centre of all we do. There’s no need to pack lunch or snacks for your child. Nutritious meals and snacks are all included and created daily by the centre’s qualified in-house chef.
Centre Manager Emma Bennett said families appreciate the continuity, knowing their children are with familiar faces each day and the Centre focuses on having a family feel within its local community.
“We have developed a great relationship with our families, ensuring that they are involved in the care and education of their children,” said Emma. “Being able to have those important conversations with the same team member is vital for both the child and their family in ensuring continuity of care.
“It builds trust and confidence with the families and it’s great for our team members who get such satisfaction seeing the children grow and develop under their care.”
G8 Education CEO Gary Carroll said Great Beginnings Secret Harbour were deserving recipients of the KindiCare Excellence Awards.
“We are so proud of our team at Great Beginnings Secret Harbour,” said Mr Carroll. “They live and breathe the G8 Education values every day and it is great to see their passion and dedication recognised.
“We are about to open a new Great Beginnings centre in Victoria Park and we look forward to offering many more West Australian families the opportunity to experience the same caring and supportive early learning environment.
“It was also extremely satisfying to see Buggles Beckenham achieve 8th place in WA with a KindiCare score of 9.49. This shows that our investment in raising the standard of education and care in all our G8 Education centres is being recognised and appreciated by families.”Learn more about Great Beginnings Secret Harbour.