About Goodstart Alfred Cove
Goodstart Early Learning Alfred Cove is a purpose built centre located between the port of Fremantle and the City of Perth, easily accessible via the local bus route that runs just outside our door enabling families to commute easily and stress-free.
We are licensed to accommodate 67 children and offer long day care for children aged six weeks to five years.
We have a well-established team of educators at Alfred Cove who all have formal qualifications in the Education and Care sector, including an Early Years Teacher. Most of our educators have been at the centre for numerous years, which allows us to build strong and lasting relationships with families and children. Our educators are from many cultural backgrounds and speak many different languages and they share their cultural background through songs, pictures and stories.
Our play based, stimulating curriculum is based on the Early Years’ Learning Framework and our rooms 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.
Our playground areas are a balance of natural and manmade elements and play surfaces. We have carefully designed and planned spaces to encourage a stronger understanding of the environment and sustainability – while giving children the scope to explore, play and let their imaginations roam.
Communication with families is paramount in ensuring we build a long lasting rapport with all families and children. Forms of communication used are face to face, telephone, e-mail, learning journals, diaries and questionnaires. We share the experiences that the children have been involved in on our weekly plans and “what have we learnt today” books, which capture snap shots of what activities have been explored.
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.
We have an end of year family event each year to celebrate and showcase our achievements and also ask for families to come into the centre and share cooking, gardening and story and song times that are related to their culture. In the past we have had parents share Spanish and Cuban songs and cuisine which was enjoyed by all.
We are a friendly, family orientated centre that has an open door policy where families can share time with their children and call in to see what they are doing at any time during the day. Our well established rooms and yards offer experiences to enhance and facilitate learning at a pace that best suits each child at their individual stage.
Come and meet the team, take a tour
and see how we can work together to give your child the best possible start in life.
We provide early learning & care to these groups: