Stepping Stone West Beach Childcare & Early Development Centre
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
- Purpose built facilities
- 5 rooms – Birth to School age
- Outdoor play spaces offering different environments, sandpits and shade that allows children to play and explore
- Developmentally age appropriate curriculum incorporating the Early Years Learning Framework
- Security system to access the building
- Sun Smart Centre
- Nutritious meals cooked on site using 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
- Reduced holiday rates
- Reduced rate for Armed Forces
Welcome to Stepping Stone West Beach Childcare & Early Development Centre. Our purpose built facility was opened by John Gardner MP and Matt Cowdrey – Australian Paralympian on 13th March 2018.
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.
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 using 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 on-line 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.
Thank you for considering Stepping Stone West Beach for your special treasure. We look forward to working in partnership with your family to provide quality education and care for your child.
Meet the Centre Director
Hi, I am Sharon McGregor, it is with great excitement that I would like to introduce myself as the Centre Director of Stepping Stone West Beach.
It has been an honour to join the Stepping Stone (SA) Company and be a part of passionate team of early childhood professionals with the same mission to provide a quality educational and care service to South Australian families.
Personally I have 24 years’ experience in the early education industry and in that time I have worked with differing ages as a leading educator. I have a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. For the past 12 years I have been employed as 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 a place to flourish and develop life skills with resilience.
At Stepping Stone West Beach we are surround 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 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.