At Goodstart, we're for children

    At Goodstart, we believe children are central to everything we do.  It’s a belief that’s driven us since 2009, when we purchased ABC Learning following its voluntary liquidation.

    Owned by four of Australia’s most trusted charitable organisations, The Benevolent Society, Mission Australia, the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Social Ventures Australia, Goodstart operates as a not-for-profit. This means all surplus generated is invested back into our early learning initiatives, for the benefit of every child.

    Every day, 13,000 Goodstart staff support over 61,000 families and the 73,000 children that attend our 641 childcare centres nationwide.

    Goodstart has set three strategic goals that drive our work:

    Raise the quality of early learning.

    Enable all children's access to and inclusion in early childhood programs.

    Ensure financial stability to generate a surplus to reinvest into quality and inclusion initiatives.

    Goodstart is driven by three guiding principles:
    1. Children are central to everything we do
    2. Families are our primary partner
    3. Being a valued part of each unique community
    Our vision is for Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life. We’ll achieve this by fulfilling our mission, which is to provide high-quality, accessible, affordable, community-connected early learning in our centres, as well as partner and openly collaborate with the sector to drive change for the benefit of all children.

    To find out more about Goodstart, please check out our publications.