Headstart Early Learning Centre Bella Vista provides education and care for children aged six weeks to six years in a safe, home-like environment that supports each and every child to give them a positive start to learning through play.
Our childcare centre is located in Meridian Place, just off Lexington Drive. We have on-site parking, just after our Headstart sign or you can park out the front of our centre.
Our qualified and experienced educators are warm, friendly and show a passion for Early Childhood Education. They provide an educational program based on the Early Years Learning Framework. Our specialised School Readiness program has a reputation in the community for its high standard of curriculum aimed at preparing children for school and beyond.
In addition to quality educational programs, the centre also provides nappies and all nutritious meals prepared with fresh ingredients by our qualified cook. Our Centre has been endorsed by Munch and Move; this means that our menus have been approved by the NSW Health, to ensure that children are receiving the required dietary requirements each day.
Our centre is equipped with four separate age appropriate learning environments including two well shaded outdoor play areas. At Headstart Bella Vista we have 2 large outdoor yards, that encourage the children to explorer and play. Our 2-5 years yard incorporate natural elements, such as a dry creek bed, water pump and gardens. Whilst our 0-2 years yard has a large garden area and plenty of shade throughout the day.
Every Friday we have the Mini Rangers Program at our Centre, the children take part in a 30 minute Martial Arts program, run by a qualified instructor.
We welcome you to contact us or drop by at any time.
Headstart Early Learning Centre Bella Vista has proudly received an Exceeding rating under the National Quality Standards!
The National Quality Standard encompasses the 7 key quality areas that are important for children’s learning and development.
Our childcare centre proudly offers a kindergarten/preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more your child will become school ready.
Meet our Centre Manager – Shabnam Parsa
I have worked in early education for more than 15 years. I hold a Diploma in Children services and am more than halfway through my Bachelor of Early childhood Teaching. I found my passion in early childhood education and care through personal experiences throughout my life and once pursued I never looked back. I have grown from working as a diploma casual, lead educator, 2IC and right through to management and area manager roles.
I believe that children are the centre of their own learning and that we need to allow them the space to explore, wonder and create independently. I am inspired by the families, children and by educators at our centres. They teach me something every day and I like that we are on this learning journey together.
I believe the children’s ideas and interests are the basis of a curriculum. It simply would not exist without them and are what drives the evolution of experiences. Combined with intentional teaching and our observations, extension and documentation of their ideas and interests assist to continue to develop the curriculum.
When I’m at home I am usually kept busy by my cheeky daughter, Jaana and if I have time you will find me gardening, playing music and cooking.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
| 0 – 18 months
||18 months – 2.5 years
||2 – 3.5 years
||3 – 4.5 years
4 – 5 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Nappies included
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Other meals
- Swipe card security
- Sustainability program
- Veggie 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
- Mini Rangers Program
Reviews and Testimonials
See what some of our parents say about our centre:
“My son started in the Nursery at Headstart Bella Vista when he was only a year old. Returning to work fulltime was a huge adjustment for our family and the staff at Headstart Bella Vista has been nothing but supportive. They have made it so easy for me to go and focus at work, taking comfort in the fact that my son is being so well taken care of. Never did they have an issue if I wanted to call and check in on my boy and they were always very forthcoming with their communication on how my son’s day was, or how he was progressing in general. My son has since moved on from the Nursery into the Toddler room and recently up to the explorers room. He is so happy and contented and absolutely loves his time in daycare. I would recommend this centre to any parent when tossing up who to entrust with the care of their child. Thank you Headstart Bella Vista, you’re truly a part of our family”
“Staff at the Centre are just fantastic! I’m amazed at how much my two year old has learnet for the past 17 months. As much as I would love to take credit for most of the things I know it’s all lovely ladies at Headstart.. DD is a happy, confident girl who loves Gerlie, Maddison Courtney, Ashley and Sam. Without them I don’t know how I would manage to leave my little girl in the morning. I can’t recommend this place enough!”
“My daughter started in the nursery at 8 months and settled in beautifully from the beginning. She has really warmed to her teachers and I love that they are so lovely and caring with her. What I love about the nursery is that the teachers can tell you straight away how your child’s day was and share little stories of the interesting things your child did during the day without having to refer to the day sheet. I love the genuine affection and interest each and every teacher has with my child. I only wish I worked in this area when I had my elder daughter so that she could’ve experienced such a caring nursery environment. There’s also no turnover in the staff since my child has been here which is always a good sign (especially if you love the teachers in the room). I’d highly recommend it to other families.”
“Headstart is without a doubt the best day care centre i have experienced. I have 3 children and have been in and out of day care for 7 years and have never come across such beautiful, caring educators. So many programs and fun and interesting activities to keep the kids occupied and learning. A special thanks to Charmaine, Michelle, Sammie, Layla, Taylah, Sue and Kanwal.”
“The staff at Headstart Bella Vista have played an integral role in the lives of my children over the past 5 years. They love their carers and feel safe and looked after. I receive meaningful updates about their development and accomplishments and enjoy hearing of their exploits throughout the day from the staff. I am particularly touched by the number of staff who take genuine pride in the progress my children make, and who I know will miss them dearly when they go off to school over the next couple of years.”
“I can’t recommend Headstart highly enough. The staff are all so caring and make you feel very comfortable leaving your children in their care. My children have been at the centre since they were 6months old and we feel like the staff are part of the family! I would have no problems in recommending this centre to anyone.”
“The first thing that struck my husband and I when we first visited Headstart Bella Vista was to see how happy all the children were. Both of our sons attend Headstart Bella Vista and they absolutely love it. The staff are friendly and helpful, you can speak to them at any time about your child’s progress and they are only too happy to talk to you. Every child is well fed, nappy changes are done on time, and every day there is a different activity to do. They have an exceptional teaching program which the children just thrive from. I highly recommend this centre.”
“I have found Headstart Bella Vista to be a wonderful centre. My daughter attends there and i have found the staff to be brilliant. They are very supportive and genuinely care for the children. They have gone above and beyond the call of duty to provide an environment for children to thrive.”
“I went to 21 child care facilities around the area & found HeadStart to be the best. I looked into so many different childcare centres, as I was sending both my kids 5 days a week & wanted to be absolutely sure they went to the best. The staff are just fabulous & my kids absolutely love going there. I don’t have to provide anything & the food they eat is so delicious & healthy. The centre is new & everything is ‘state of the art’, so my husband & I can relax & know that our children are getting the best on offer in a truly fantastic environment. I tell everyone I know, as HeadStart also have other centres in Warriewood, West Ryde & Clarendon & quite a few people I know have sent their kids there from me telling them about it & they are all as happy as I am. Thankyou HeadStart”
“I visited many child care centres for my then 2 years old; Headstart was the only one that ticked all the boxes for me from our first visit. The staff were amazing with kids and the environment was welcoming not only to kids but to adults, all the food was cooked and made fresh daily at the centre and the educators was extremely helpful. Now my daughter is three and been in the centre for the past eight month, she couldn’t be happier or even more excited about going to the centre every day. The service and education has maintained at the highest level. I highly recommend Headstart Early learning Centre Bella Vista to all perspective parents.”
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 Bella Vista, 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.