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About Goodstart

We’re for children, not for profit

Goodstart was founded on a vision of giving children the best possible start in life through access to quality early learning. We're Australia's largest provider of early learning and care. Any surplus is reinvested into our centres, children and staff. Our educators are the best paid in the sector, and our staff low turnovers mean safer centres with better child outcomes. No profit margins means we can help every family access high quality learning and care for less. Especially those in remote communities or with additional needs or disabilities.

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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.

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