Jacky McDonald Centre Director
Hi, my name is Jacky and I am the Centre Director at Goodstart Early Learning Baringa.
I have been in the Early Learning sector since 1998, starting in my own family day-care and then moving into long day care.
I have worked for Goodstart Early learning since 2004 and started in my role as a Centre Director in 2011 whilst living in Victoria in Ballarat. After moving back to Queensland in 2015, I was the Centre Director of Goodstart Early learning Nambour City View Terrace – where during my time we were the proud recipients of several awards and opened an onsite Bush Kinder. I moved over to Goodstart Baringa as part of the opening crew in 2019 and have been proud of the work we have done as a team here to achieve an exceeding rating in all 7 areas after only being open for 12 months.
I firmly believe that the first five years are the most important in a child’s life. My team and I pride ourselves in creating an inviting and stimulating environment at our centre, and are committed to providing each child with the best possible start in life.
I am passionate about nature play and ensuring that all children have a voice that should be heard. I believe we have a responsibility to make sure our children have access to high quality care. It is a passion I share with my exceeding team, who I am so fortunate and proud to work alongside of. Our team has years of experience and dedication and share our centres vision “Where we nurture; respect, kindness and wonder”.
I look forward to meeting you and your family.