About Goodstart Beaumaris
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Beaumaris is a 67 place Early Learning Centre conveniently located in a quiet one way street across the road from Beaumaris Primary School. We are situated just behind the Concourse in the beautiful leafy suburb of Beaumaris.
We have designated parking spaces allotted to the centre to enable a safe drop off for families. Our centre is very secure, accessible only by pin entry.
Our rooms are spacious and well-resourced – all designed in line with the Early Years Learning Framework. Rooms have a view of the outdoors and are split into five age groups ranging for 6 weeks to 6 years. We also have family-group siblings throughout the day through our flexible run indoor/outdoor program.
Our Storypark platform, as well as regular family information 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. We have a large beautiful outdoor play area which includes a large bike track, digging patch, sandpit with bamboo fencing, vegetable patch and lots more natural experiences.
Our educators are committed professionals who foster an ethos of respect and belonging. Our team is culturally diverse and this diversity translates into our educational programs. We also encourage families to participate in the development of our responsive program. Our Centre Vision is to empower children to become holistic learners which in evident in all our daily programs.
We have a funded Pre-School program with a highly experienced and innovative teacher. The Pre-School Room includes an Art Studio where children are able to create and explore various art media experiences as well visiting our friendly Centre Pet, a Turtle named Hector.
Here at Goodstart Beaumaris, we have a strong focus on community involvement and endeavour to extend upon children’s interests, through excursions and inviting people from within the community to come and visit us such as the dentist, librarian and vet. We also offer extra-curricular experiences including, yoga, sports, pottery with a qualified art teacher and Hey Dee Ho Music and Movement program on a weekly basis.
Our on-site cook provides nutritious meals daily and caters for special dietary requirements.
We welcome you to come and have a look at our beautiful Centre and explore how we can support you and your child.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
6 weeks – 18 months
18 months – 2 ½ years
Pre-Kinder – 2 ½ years to 3 ½ years
Kinder - 3 ½ years – 5 years
We're located at:
4 Emily Street
BEAUMARIS VIC 3193
Ph: 03 9589 1352
Desiree Menezes Centre Director
My name is Desiree and I am the Centre Director at Goodstart Beaumaris.
I have a Diploma of Children’s Services (Community Services) and I have worked in the Early Learning sector for more than 17 years, 5 of which I have spent at our Beaumaris centre.
I believe in a child-based and emergent curriculum, which considers children as holistic learners. We believe parents are our primary partner and we endeavor to involve you and your families within our entire Centre Community. I am very proud to provide a high quality learning environment where everyone feels welcome, accepted and secure.
The team I am privileged to lead is highly qualified and experienced; matched with a passion and dedication to the children and their development.
Drop in and say hello! We would love to make you and your family welcome at the centre and discuss how we can start your child on a journey of lifelong learning.