Welcome to Creative Garden Berwick
Creative Garden Early Learning Berwick is located not far from the Berwick shopping strip, just off Brisbane Street. Our child care and education centre provides long day care for families in Berwick, Beaconsfield, Officer and Narre Warren. We have a fully funded Kindergarten Program run by a qualified early childhood teacher. We cater for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years.
The childcare centre has beautiful playgrounds and our younger children have adjoining sleeping rooms. We are conveniently located in an established residential area with mature trees and tranquil surroundings. We are implementing regular excursions to the park (located next to the centre) and nature walks with the kinder children as a Bush Kinder program. All Creative Garden centres have a qualified chef who prepare all meals on site with fresh market ingredients. Our activities are simply amazing with quality that exceeds even the best day care centre levels.
Our commitment to quality child care has the industry’s best staff aspiring to be employed with us. We understand the importance of consistency and stability with your carers and aim to have the highest staff retention rates in the industry.
Individual children’s cultural, religious and nutritional needs are catered for and we encourage communication from parents who like to check on their child’s progress throughout the day. We know how important the decision is as to where you are going to leave your child or baby and we guarantee to make your day care experience full of fun and happiness. If you are passing by, drop in and see the Creative Garden difference for yourself.
- Comfortably located in an established residential area with tranquil surroundings.
- Boutique 60 place centre with personalised attention and quality care for all.
- Our curriculum follows the Early Years Learning Framework in all age groups.
- 4 year old Kindergarten Program with a bachelor qualified kindergarten teacher 5 days a week.
- Nutritious and delicious meals prepared daily on premises.
- Close to bus stop with an hourly bus service for the Berwick route.
Rooms and Facilities
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- Nappies included
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Late snacks
- Sustainability program
- Veggie garden
- On-site parking
- SMART interactive whiteboard
- Classroom technology – computers
- In-house cook
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Water play area
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Government Approved Kindergarten Program
- Incursions include:
- Music Mondays
- Dental visits
- Sports program
- Safe pet care
- Librarian Visits
- Sustainable practices:
- Chickens – provide eggs, we give them food scraps
- Recycling fish tank water to water the indoor plants
- Lemon tree provides many opportunities for learning experiences and families are welcome to take some
- Recycle cardboard boxes and plastic containers for construction and home corner play
Meet the Centre Manager
I began my career in early childhood education in 2014. I became the centre manager at Creative Garden Berwick commencing as in August 2023.
I am a Bachelor Qualified, Full VIT-registered teacher. My personnel philosophy as an educator is always evolving, I believe every child is capable. I believe in having high expectations for every child to direct positive impact on children’s self-esteem and resilience. As educators, it is our responsibility to identify children’s capabilities, nurture them and challenge their learning.
Early childhood education is changing, it is not just a profession to provide care but a nurturing home that provides learning and experiences to holistically develop a child’s social, emotional, cognitive & physical needs. This learning between the child’s age of 6 weeks – 5 years, develops a solid foundation for lifelong learning & wellbeing in a child’s life.
My vision as a Centre Manager is to drive for change, for better practices and outcomes. I make sure I always empower our educators to strive towards practice that consistently delivers the best outcome for children’s learning & wellbeing. We assure quality care and learning within our centre and caters for children’s abilities, learning and interests.
Feel free to ask us any questions regarding the Centre program, learning and new embedding practices at Creative Garden Berwick. I am looking forward to meeting all the wonderful families.
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- Fees effective from 10 July 2023
- Fees effective from 10 July 2023
- Fees effective from 10 July 2023
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect from a centre tour?
A centre tour is a convenient way to experience the centre of your choice and meet with our qualified educators at a time suitable to your family schedule. Creative Garden also offers the virtual tour option in all our centres. Click here to book a tour online.
On the day of the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to observe practices and interactions within the centre environment. You’ll be able to see all the rooms and playgrounds, ask the team members any questions you have in mind, and get all the information you need to make the best decision for your child.
Do I have to be on a waitlist?
Creative Garden’s Family Support team will add your child’s name to our waitlist if one of our centres is currently full in your child’s age group. We will then contact you as soon as a place becomes available.
We also do monthly check-ins to review the availability, and you will receive a text message confirming if you’re still happy to remain on the waitlist each month. If you would like to get an update at any point, you’re welcome to reach out on our Web Chat or give us a call.
Our Family Support team can also help you find more G8 early learning centres near you, with the same offerings at the Creative Garden’s centre you are interested in that have immediate availability.
What can I do to help my child prepare for starting care?
It’s common for a child to experience separation anxiety when they first start child care. When you’re getting ready to start child care, you can help your child overcome anxieties by visiting the child care centre together for a Stay and Play session, and easing into new routines at home.
Click here to read more tips about how to make the transition easier for your child.
What should I pack my child for their first day?
Most of our Creative Garden’s child care and early education centres offer the following:
- Nappies and wipes
- Sunscreen and hats
- Nutritious meals prepared by our in-house cook
Some centres also provide sheets and formula, so you may not need to remember to pack them.
For nursery children, be sure to bring: nappy rash cream, dummies, bottles and teats, comfort toys or blankets, three spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.
For toddlers and preschool or kindergarten-aged children, it’s best to bring: spare underwear, water bottle or sippy cup, sun hat, closed-toe shoes, two spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.
Plus anything else your individual child may need, such as breast milk, a sleeping bag, a comforter or medication.
It’s best to speak to your centre of choice for a full list of everything included.
How do I get updates on my child's day?
Creative Garden uses Xplor Home as our family communication app. It is the best and easiest way to keep track of your child’s day. After you enrol your child with the centre, you can utilise Xplor Home to book child care days, manage your account, receive the photographs that capture your child’s learning, learn about your child’s progress, as well as keep up-to-date with upcoming centre events and important information.
What if my child gets sick?
If your child shows signs of an infectious illness when they arrive at the centre or becomes sick during the day, you may be notified that you need to make alternative arrangements or pick up your child from the centre, and keep them home until they are no longer infectious. While we understand that this can be inconvenient, Creative Garden is committed to maintaining a healthy environment and reducing the risk of infection for all children.
Under the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), families are allowed 42 absence days per child, per financial year. These can be taken for any reason, including public holidays and when children are sick, without the need for families to provide documentation.