Goodstart Early Learning - Childcare Centre Aberfoyle Park
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Aberfoyle Park is set back from the road, surrounded by shady gum trees and gardens. We are in a residential area, close to local schools and shops as well as community amenities.
We care for children from six weeks to school age and offer a separate Kindergarten House for children aged four to five years old which focuses on school readiness, teaching a nationally accredited kindergarten program planned by early childhood educators.
Each room provides a fun and educational program incorporating both indoor and outdoor experiences.
Inside, all of the rooms - from Nursery to Kindergarten / Preschool - are all set up in line with an Early Years Learning Framework, with sensory and play based learning opportunities. Colourful, stimulating surrounds ensure the children have the chance to grow and develop through sensory, play-based learning.
Our Storypark platform, as well as regular family nights and emailed newsletters, enable us to stay in close contact with parents and families, ensuring open and clear communication. This also means we can tailor each program to the child’s individual needs, interests and strengths – as well as the strong level of cultural diversity in our centre.
Outside, we have three areas all with age appropriate play spaces and equipment. All of our yards are spacious and well shaded. We have a balance of natural and manmade elements, including bike paths, sand and mud kitchens, sand pits, banana trees, water tanks and pet rabbits, turtles and lizards - as well as a bird!
All meals are prepared on site by our qualified cook who uses tasty, fresh and nutritional ingredients – just the thing to keep hungry tummies satisfied.
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.
Our centre celebrates many events throughout the year including Grandparent's Day, Sports Day, Dress-up days and our end of year Christmas Party for children and their families.
Each of our educators are either qualified in early childhood education or undertaking study to become so. Our educators also hold first aid certificates and a current police check.
Drop in and say hello! We would love to make you and your family welcome and the centre and discuss how we can start your child on a journey of lifelong learning.
Hello! My name is Rachelle and I welcome you to Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Aberfoyle Park.
I have been the Centre’s Director since 2009 and I have worked in the child care and early learning industry since 2006. My daughter Darcy attends the centre as well, so I know all too well the need for families to be involved and kept up to speed on their children's development.
I have a Diploma in Children’s Services and throughout my career I have had the chance to gain expereince across all age groups and in a number of different roles.
I believe that developing a safe, secure bond with each child is essential to what we do. When a child feels supported, they will thrive. We encourage children through play based learning to experiment, explore, take small risks and make discoveries their way while ensuring they know they can come back to us in times of need.
These values I share with our team of wonderful educators - all of whom are committed, highly qualified and experienced.
We look forward to meeting you and your family soon! Come in and meet the team, take a tour and see how we can work together to give your child the best possible start in life.
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We're located at:
1-3 Windebanks Road, ABERFOYLE PARK, SA, 5159