West Beach

Stepping Stone West Beach Childcare & Early Development Centre

West Beach

Stepping Stone West Beach Childcare & Early Development Centre

Address

614 Burbridge Road, West Beach SA 5024

Phone number

(08) 8235 1898

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Delivering quality childcare to families in West Beach and surrounding areas

The Centre has 5 creatively spacious rooms that are set up to be enriching environments for children to explore and grow. We have 3 naturally inspired landscaped outdoor play areas with the Pre Kindy and Kindy outdoor areas having amazing views of the beautiful newly renovated Apex Park. Take a sneak peak inside our centre below...

About the centre

Our purpose-built facility was opened by John Gardner MP and Matt Cowdrey – Australian Paralympian on 13th March 2018.

Our team of dedicated professionals are passionate and committed to providing a caring and responsive environment for each child to develop a love for learning. Our educational programs are play-based and guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Standards (NQS) as our educational platform.

We are a Sun Smart Centre and regularly experience meal times outdoors utilising the many shade options while listening to the acoustic chatter of local wildlife. Our menu is full of healthy food that is reviewed seasonally and all food is freshly prepared and cooked on-site daily.

We pride ourselves on our open and transparent communication with families and utilise Storypark as an online platform to share information about our centre to record and share children’s learning.

We recognise our community connections are important to us and our children, enabling a sense of belonging and respect in our community. To support and take advantage of our local environment we regularly schedule visits to West Beach Residential care, walks to the beach, visits to the local shopping complex and walks around Apex Park.

We look forward to working in partnership with your family to provide quality education and care for your child.

About the centre

Our purpose-built facility was opened by John Gardner MP and Matt Cowdrey – Australian Paralympian on 13th March 2018.

Our team of dedicated professionals are passionate and committed to providing a caring and responsive environment for each child to develop a love for learning. Our educational programs are play-based and guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Standards (NQS) as our educational platform.

We are a Sun Smart Centre and regularly experience meal times outdoors utilising the many shade options while listening to the acoustic chatter of local wildlife. Our menu is full of healthy food that is reviewed seasonally and all food is freshly prepared and cooked on-site daily.

We pride ourselves on our open and transparent communication with families and utilise Storypark as an online platform to share information about our centre to record and share children’s learning.

We recognise our community connections are important to us and our children, enabling a sense of belonging and respect in our community. To support and take advantage of our local environment we regularly schedule visits to West Beach Residential care, walks to the beach, visits to the local shopping complex and walks around Apex Park.

We look forward to working in partnership with your family to provide quality education and care for your child.

Centre features

Our holistic approach to programming provides planned and spontaneous experiences that are safe while challenging, encourage risk-taking and support developing agency, problem-solving skills and resilience.

Centre highlights

  • Developmentally age-appropriate curriculum guided by the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Nutritious meals cooked on-site following the Nutrition Australia Guidelines
  • Nappies, linen, hats and sunscreen provided
  • Experienced, friendly, qualified team of professional educators
  • Storypark app used as an online interactive communication platform
  • Kindergarten program run by an Early Childhood Teacher
  • Holiday rates and armed forces personnel rates apply
Centre facilities
Centre highlights

Centre highlights

  • Developmentally age-appropriate curriculum guided by the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Nutritious meals cooked on-site following the Nutrition Australia Guidelines
  • Nappies, linen, hats and sunscreen provided
  • Experienced, friendly, qualified team of professional educators
  • Storypark app used as an online interactive communication platform
  • Kindergarten program run by an Early Childhood Teacher
  • Holiday rates and armed forces personnel rates apply

Hear from families who have attended our West Beach childcare centre...

Everyone at Stepping Stone West Beach has been amazing for caring for our third daughter from when she was 6 months old. Flexible, helpful and most of all our daughter is cared for fantastically. The centre is tidy, the children have many activities and the staff are the best! Thank you!

Tracy Marks
West Beach Centre

Our youngest child attends Stepping Stone West Beach and our oldest did until commencing school. The centre has a small and personal feel while also offering the kids plenty of space. The staff have only ever shown warmth and genuine care towards our entire family. We have since had many friend’s children attend based on our experience. We haven’t been disappointed .

Georga Tyson
West Beach Centre

Meet the Centre Director

Hi, my name is Sharon McGregor, it is with great excitement that I would like to introduce myself as the Centre Director of Stepping Stone West Beach.

It’s an honour to be with the Stepping Stone (SA) Company since 2018 and to be part of a passionate team of early childhood professionals with the same mission to provide a quality education and care service to South Australian families.

Personally, I started my career in the early childhood education setting in 1995 and in that time I have worked with different ages as a leading educator. I have a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Since 2005, I have been employed as a Centre Director. I am passionate about this industry and believe early childhood education should be an extension of a child’s home, in that their environment should be nurturing, safe and fun. It should be educational while enabling them to develop life skills with resilience.

At Stepping Stone West Beach, we are surrounded by the beauty of nature with Apex Park, River Torrens, Linear Park Trail and amazing beaches which of all are reflected in our educational programs. Our inspiring educators are committed to positive outcomes for children by promoting play-based learning and using the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Standards (NQS) as our educational platforms.

My team and I are looking forward to working in partnership with your family to provide a safe, happy and caring environment where the best educational outcomes are possible for your child.

I look forward to meeting with you and showing you through our remarkable centre here at Stepping Stone West Beach.

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Where to find us

Centre contact details

Opening Hours: 6:30am – 6:30pm Monday to Friday

Address: 614 Burbridge Road, West Beach SA 5024

Phone: (08) 8235 1898

Capacity: 80 children

Centre Director: Sharon McGregor

Assistant Director: Sheridan Downs

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