At Goodstart our Vision is for Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life. We exist to improve the lives of children and families.
The Goodstart Story
With more than 660 early learning centres we are a not for profit at the beating heart of hundreds of communities all over Australia.
Our founding partners
Goodstart’s founding partners believe that if every child has access to quality early learning, it has the potential to transform Australia.
Our Board members
Goodstart is committed to best practice corporate governance and processes to enhance effectiveness and ensure accountability and transparency to stakeholders.
Our executive team is a dynamic mix of passionate leaders committed to Goodstart Early Learning's vision and purpose.
Our state managers
Our state managers support more than 15,000 Goodstarters, helping to ensure every moment counts for every child attending our early learning centres.
Advocacy at Goodstart
As a not-for-profit social enterprise we work to amplify the value of high quality early learning for children, families and the community.
Research at Goodstart
Goodstart supports research that informs practice, programs and policy consistent with our current strategic research priorities.
Find a centre
At Goodstart Early Learning, we welcome you to visit our early learning centres so you can meet our team and view the learning environment.
Goodstart was founded on a vision of giving children the best possible start in life through access to quality early learning.
In 2009, a consortium of leading community sector organisations – The Benevolent Society, Mission Australia, the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Social Ventures Australia – came together to initiate the formation of Goodstart. You can read more about our founding members here.
We’re for children, not profit
At Goodstart, we’re all about laying the foundation for better lives through great early learning experiences. We’re entirely Australian owned and not-for profit with every dollar we spend directed towards helping children reach their full potential. Everything we do is about contributing to a better outlook for Australia’s children and a happier, more prosperous society.
We make every moment count
Right from birth, children are ready to learn and at Goodstart we employ the most up-to-date thinking in early childhood education to create stimulating, age-appropriate learning environments that give children a secure base and the confidence to explore.
We take safety seriously
Yes, we offer plenty of opportunities to get messy, explore, and try new things. We also follow strict health and safety guidelines, keep our first-aid qualifications current and ensure our comprehensive child safety policies and procedures are followed at all times.
We have a big heart
Goodstart is a social enterprise. We reach out to all families and communities, especially those facing disadvantage, we embrace and celebrate diversity and we speak up for those children and families at risk of being left behind.