Welcome to Headstart Early Learning Centre Norwest (Bella Vista)
Headstart Early Learning Centre Norwest is a purpose built 90 place long day care and before and after school care service. Our childcare centre provides quality programs in line with the new Early Learning Years Framework as well as a nurturing and engaging environment for your children to grow and develop.
Our outdoor learning spaces have large shade sails making this area accessible all year round and our large indoor rooms provide our children with lots of space to explore, and areas to develop their own personal sense of identity and self-confidence.
Headstart Early Learning Centre Norwest is open from 6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Friday and caters to children from birth through to six years old as well as a program for children from school age to 12 years old. We are located in the Norwest Business Park, right off Lexington drive and are very close to the different bus routes in the area.
Our experienced educators are warm and friendly, many holding relevant certifications and working within the childcare profession for many years.
Our commitment to providing a balanced nutritional menu is one of high priority easily catering for the individual dietary requirements of each child including allergies or cultural needs.
We value our families and the local community and encourage them to participate in many events throughout the year including Mother’s and Father’s day celebrations as well as helping us support charity fundraisers such as Red Nose Day. Opportunity to input into our programs is available and we appreciate any thoughts or ideas you may have regarding any aspect of our centre.
Before and After School Care and Vacation Care programs
At Headstart Norwest we also offer before and after school care and vacation care programs that are interest based to accommodate your child’s personalised needs and curiosity.
A dedicated team of qualified and caring early childhood educators cater to children from school age through to 12 years old.
Our programs allow for time for fun with friends, assistance with homework and offer a courtesy bus service for Before and After School Care.
|Before School Care
||After School Care
|6:30am to 8:30am
||3:00pm to 6:30pm
||6:30am to 6:30pm
We look forward to meeting you and starting your child’s early learning adventure.
What is your name?
Michelle Vandine but I am known at the centre as Shell.
How long have you been working in childcare?
What is your favourite part of working at the centre?
The family environment that we have created here at Norwest, seeing the growth and development in the children and the amazing team of educators that help makes this centre special.
What qualifications do you hold?
Diploma in children services.
What are you most proud of at your centre?
The family environment we have created, we are a large 90 place centre, but we strive to make sure Norwest is a homely environment, our rooms work hard to make events that we hold whole centre events and not just room events.
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
Be silly. Be fun. Be different. be wacky. Be you, because life is too short to be anything but happy!
What inspired you to become an educator?
Being able to be a part of helping children grow and develop. Being a part of their lives and knowing you helped them achieve goals.
What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?
We strive to create a safe and nurturing environment for all of the children in our centre; all of the educators at the centre are passionate about the early childhood industry and making sure that we are providing the absolute best for all of the children in our care.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|0 – 18 months
||18 months – 2 years
||2 years – 3 years
||Before + After School Care
|3 years – 4 years
||4 years – 5 years
||5 years – 12 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Courtesy Bus – Dropping off and picking up children from local schools in the area
- Our menus are Munch and Move approved:
- Morning Tea
- Afternoon Tea
- Other meals – late snack
- Sustainability program
- Herb garden
- On-site parking
- Before and After School Care and School Holiday Club Program
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- In-house cook
- Halal meal options
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Government Approved Kindergarten program
Before and After School Care and Vacation Care programs
Our menu for OSHC works off a three weekly rotation with meals such as Beef and chicken burritos, Spinach and cheese ravioli, beef lasagne, Turkish bread pizzas, sausages and mash, chicken fried rice. Every day has a vegetarian option and also a fruit and vegetable platter is available every day as well. Cold water and milk is available for the children every day. We also have different breakfast options such as raisin toast, pancakes, yoghurt and cereals.
Our outdoor area is a place where the children can go to relax and catch up with their friends. We have gardens and lounges for the children to sit and be a part of and share their feelings and what they have done that day.
We offer excursions and incursions such as Mini rangers, Cleanaway resource Talks, Visits from the Emergency Services, Bushwalking tours, Sports centres, Cinema excursions, Inflatable playgrounds, Lego Workshops, Fitness expeditions.
We have an interactive smart board for our children to use and play with. This has a touch screen option for the children to get hands on and use the board.
Our centre also offers a vacation care program for children from 5-12 years old. We make life easier for our parents with extended operating hours and affordable fees. Our vacation care programs has a variety of activities with a focus on fun and learning! Your child will have endless amounts of fun with a mix of in-centre activities, indoor and outdoor play and visits to the community. Don’t miss out on a spot in our vacation care this coming holiday, Enquire today!
Reviews and Testimonials
See what some of our parents say about our centre:
“Our 3.5 yr old daughter has been at the Centre for almost a year now. The carers are fantastic and take the time to greet my daughter and myself when she is dropped off or picked up, and tell me how my daughter was during the day. The outdoor play area is great for exploring and running around too. We consider Headstart Norwest a little hidden gem that offers a safe and educational environment, and gives us peace of mind when we drop off our daughter off.”
“My daughter is in the nursery and she absolutely loves her time with these experienced and caring educators! She learns new skills each week, is well feed, always clean, participates in stimulating activities and adjusts well when picked up. I highly recommend this centre!”
“Headstart has been part of our family since April 2007. Both our children started in the Toddlers Room and proceeded right through to the School Readiness Program. We are now part of their OOSH Care and Vacation Care programs. We can’t speak more highly of this Centre. The Staff and facilities are excellent. Our children love everything about this place including the meals. As a Parent, there is nothing more comforting than knowing that your children will be safe and well cared for when you head out to work. They send a Day Book via email to the Parents every afternoon. It shows you what your child has done for the day and includes what they have eaten. It truly is great a place and we would have no hesitation in recommending this Centre to any family.”
“My son Benjamin has been attending this centre since June/13 and I have nothing but compliments to this centre. The director and all staff is very knowledgeable and helpful, very attentive and always prompt to help the parents when needed. We also love receiving their e-mails and photos during the day and see what they’re up to – it really makes us feel like we’re a part of their day even when we’re stressed at work. Ben goes to kindy chanting “kindy, kindy!” and clapping and he loves it when he gets there. I would highly recommend this childcare centre to any of my closest friends! :)”
“Parker has attended Headstart Norwest since he was 5 months old, while a struggle for me the staff made his transition easy and he has thrived. The warm and friendly atmosphere with in the centre is fantastic and the diversity of cultures and learning has been brilliant. I have no hesitation in recommending the centre to anyone.”
“My husband and I have all three of our children enrolled at this centre. We have an 8 month old, a 2 year old and a recently turned 5 year old. We have had the best experience in having our children be a part of this centre so far. With having been enrolled at two centres prior, this has by far exceeded our expectations in so many ways. We have enjoyed the daily email sheets for each of our children- A highlight for any working parent, enables you to feel a ‘part’ of their day, what your child is eating and what activities they are a part of for the day. The Parents are given the opportunity to provide feedback for selected Centre policies that need reviewing (This is done on a monthly basis). One strength I believe this centre carries is the communication with parents in every way/shape & form when it comes to your childs wellbeing. I absolutely appreciate all emails we receive from the centre. Our children wish they had daycare everyday, we are thrilled to have found such a well organised and caring environment for our family. Would highly recommend this place to any parent :)”
We’d love to welcome you to one of our Headstart Childcare & Early Education centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Headstart Early Learning Centre Norwest, please fill out the form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.
Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.