About Goodstart Ashfield
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Ashfield is a well known children’s service amongst our local community. The centre is conveniently located - only a three minute walk from Ashfield train station and Ashfield Mall and one minute from the bus stop.
The Centre Director Jingjing Hu leads 12 educators, which the majority of the educators are from a multicultural background, including from America, Bangladesh, China, Fiji, India, Japan, Lebanon, Malta, and Nepal. We are proud to have low educator turnover at the centre. We have a consistent number of hard-working educators who do their utmost to provide the best service for our children and their families.
Families who are using our service have been working collaboratively with centre educators to support and promote high quality education and care for our children. They are actively involved in monthly family meetings, making decisions in terms of curriculum construction and the centre Quality Improvement Plan (QIP).
Our centres curriculum is guided by the National Quality Framework as well as the Early Years Learning Framework. Therefore, children’s voices, families’ inputs, and educators’ intentional teaching have been genuinely incorporated through daily practices. We respect the rights of children and recognise children as active citizens. Therefore, the centre provides flexible routines to ultimately meet children’s needs and interests in all aspects.
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 age appropriate play spaces and equipment, all geared to enhance the children’s awareness of their surrounds and the greater environment, as well as their understanding of the importance of sustainability. As all of the educators strongly believe in environmental sustainability, the children are supported to become environment responsible and show respect for the environment through daily sustainable practice within the service.
We have a qualified cook who cooks fresh, healthy and nutritious meals for the children each day. The centre provides all meals during the day, including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack
Goodstart Ashfield has built a very positive relationship with the local communities. There are quite a few communities that are working in partnership with our centre which includes SPOT Children’s Clinic Allied Health Services (speech pathology, occupational therapy, psychology, art and play therapy and dietetics; and home programs and school or pre-school visits).
We also engage with the Transition to School Program with Ashfield Public School (which allows 4-5 year olds to gain some experience of what primary school will be like and the different activities they participate in), and community language classes.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family. Come in and take a look around, meet the team and explore how we can support your early learning journey.
We provide early learning & care to these groups: