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We're located at 20 Clover Street, LARA, VIC, 3212
-38.023617,144.416397
For vacancy enquiries 1800 222 543
Email our Family Support Team
Centre contact details p 03 5282 3645
e lah@goodstart.org.au
Opening hours 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Monday to Friday

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Travelling by car For enquiries please proceed to the office via the second carpark.
Travelling by public transport

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Goodstart Early Learning Lara


Government Accredited Kindergarten Program

At Goodstart Lara, you and your child can enjoy the best of both worlds. Our centre offers a Government-funded kindergarten program and long day care under the one roof. Our kindergarten teachers are University qualified and provide a play-based learning program that will support your child in learning the skills for school and life.

More info on kindergarten

Goodtstart Early Learning Lara is a 122 place centre and offers care to families living in and around the semi-rural township of Lara. We provide care for children aged from six weeks to six years, including a four year old kindergarten program with a qualified kindergarten teacher.Outside School Hours and Vacation Care is offered to children attending the three local primary schools.

We offer our families great continuity of care with the majority of staff having worked at the centre for several years. Some of us have been with Goodstart Early Learning Lara since it opened in 1994.

Committed staff combined with the close-knit community of Lara, allows us to provide a secure, friendly and caring environment for both children and their families.
Kristy
Centre Director
Hi my name is Kristy. I have worked at Goodstart Early Learning Lara since 1994, and have been it's director for the last 13 years. I am a qualified and experienced child care worker with my Advanced Diploma of Children's Services.

My philosophy toward childcare is simple - the children come first. I strive to create a warm, secure and stimulating environment in which our children feel safe to explore their own worlds. I am always available to help you in any way, so please feel free to call into the centre for a tour.