About Goodstart ANU
Goodstart Early Learning ANU is now open.
Our 112 place early learning centre on the Australian National University (ANU) campus in Canberra. The building is conveniently locted on North Road, Acton at the northern entry point to the University and adjoining Willows Oval.
The centre will provide much-needed early learning and care for families of ANU staff, students and locals.
Naturally inspired, age-based learning spaces will provide care for children from six weeks to 5 years old and will be open from 7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
The architecturally designed, single-level building provides direct access to the outdoor play spaces. There are two custom designed separate play areas – one for nursery aged children and one for 2 to 5 year olds – providing age-appropriate, play-based learning.
Our Preschool Program aims for the right mix of fun, structured learning and physical activity. Delivered by tertiary qualified Early Learning Teachers in a safe, nurturing environment where the child’s experience is paramount. The formal parts of the Goodstart Preschool Program are offered within the long day care hours, offering greater flexibility and convenience for working families and students.
Convenient drop off and pick up zones are located right outside the entrance and pram and bike storage is available within the centre.
A healthy and nutritious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided by a qualified cook in our commercial kitchen on-site. We can accommodate all dietary requirements.
All nappies, wipes and sunscreen are included in your daily fee.
Book your tour now on 1800 222 543 or submit your enquiry online for a prompt response.
We look forward to welcoming you to Goodstart Early Learning ANU.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
Cate Whelband Centre Director, Goodstart ANU
My name is Cate and I have the privilege of being the Director at this wonderful centre, Goodstart ANU. I have over a decade of experience in the early childhood sector, currently holding a Diploma and will complete my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education this year. I pride myself on continually learning alongside our team and children.
At Goodstart ANU we value early childhood education as the foundation for lifelong learning. We believe each child is a unique individual and should be viewed, respected and treated as such. As the wellbeing of each child is paramount, we strive to provide holistic support for children’s development and interests in a nurturing, familiar environment that fosters children’s learning across developmental domains.
Educators place an extremely high value on the environment in the early learning context. For this reason our environments are designed to allow for rich, authentic experiences to occur. Our early learning context scaffolds children’s learning and development through quality interactions with peers, parents and carers in the overall attempt to pave the way for children to explore their understanding of themselves, the world around them, and their place in it.
I look forward to welcoming you and your family to our learning community.