About Goodstart Hurstville Millett Street
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Hurstville - Millett Street is a beautiful heritage listed child care centre located in the Hurstville Community, close to buses and train lines, as well as shops, schools and community facilities.
Our dedicated and passionate educators work hard to ensure that your child has the best support and education while in our care. Our educators along with management support and create an environment that both ensures they feel safe and develop their knowledge on each visit we share.
Our play based, stimulating curriculum is based on the Early Years’ Learning Framework and our rooms – from Nursery to Kindergarten / Preschool – are all geared with this in mind. We also develop colourful, engaging programs accounting for each child’s individual interests, needs and strengths; and with each step we are ensuring the children are ready to take the big step into schooling.
This is made simpler through our intuitive Storypark platform, which enables us to maintain consistent and clear communications with families. That means we are better placed to support a child in their learning journey, ensure parents have peace of mind, and time stamp the children’s developments, milestones and achievements.
Outside, we have age appropriate play spaces and equipment, all geared to enhance the children’s awareness of their surrounds and the greater environment, as well as their understanding of the importance of sustainability. Our three areas have sandpits, garden beds, herb and vege patches, worm farm, mud pit, water tanks, compost bins, decks, a gazebo and lots of shade.
We also have a cook on premises five days a week and we provide breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack. The meals that we provide are healthy and nutritious and we also cater for children who have allergies to certain foods.
Community is also important to us and through visits to the centre and participation in events and activities throughout the year we are able to enrich the learning experience.
Art and music experiences are provided on a daily basis which allow the children to freely express their creativity. We encourage all our families to share their cultures and talents with us to ensure we receive the benefits of our community.
Come in and say hello - we would love the chance to explore how we can set your child on a pathway of lifelong learning.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
Elly Athanasopoulos Centre Director
Hi there! I’m Elly and I am the Centre Director here at Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Hurstville Millett Street.
I have been in the child care and early learning sector since 2004 and I have a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. Throughout my career I have had the chance to gain skills across all age groups in and in a number of roles.
Over the years I have had the privilege of being able to assist children to become confident and capable learners, as well as leading a team of educators to provide high quality educational care.
It is all about the children and our role is to nurture their skills and their interests and help them on their way to becoming a lifelong learner.
It's a passion I share with the team I am fortunate to work with. With years of experience and excellent qualifications, this is a team of dedicated and committed professionals.
I look forward to working with you all and exploring how we can navigate through the early learning adventure.