About Goodstart Belair
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and take a look around, meet the team and explore how we can support your child’s early learning journey. We look forward to welcoming you and your family! (If the tour times available don’t suit you or your family’s commitments please contact us to organise a different time).
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Goodstart Belair is located in a residential area close to local schools, shops, community facilities, public transport and main roads. We have been operating as a child-care facility for more than 20 years and have strongly established ties to the local community.
We have six light-filled learning spaces are drenched in natural light and overlook the outdoor playgrounds that wrap around the building. Each room offers a child focused program of learning experiences based on the Early Years Learning Framework. Children will also now enjoy the communal dining hub and central kitchen servery that opens up another engaging learning opportunity. 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.
Our Kindy room also offers the Universal Access Kindergarten program. Our long serving staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to each and every child in the centre. We aim to create a friendly and safe space where every child can feel a sense of belonging and we welcome the participation and support of family and community members.
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.
The beautiful outdoor play was designed around the protected gum trees (where our lovely Koala friends live) and features our signature South Australian coloured arbour, natural enclosed quiet areas, sensory play and sandpits with water play. The outdoor area boasts a large open grassed areas for educators to create inviting outdoor invitations to play. Our nursery children have direct access to the outdoor area from their rooms and can explore their own sandpit and shaded area.
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:
Pre-Kindy 3-4 years
We're located at:
24-26 Main Road
BELAIR SA 5052
Ph: 08 7424 9498
Lauren Kennedy Centre Director
Hello, my name is Lauren and I have been a Director at Goodstart Blackwood for three years and working as a Centre Director for 11 years.
I have a passion and commitment to Early Learning, providing outcomes for children to give them the best start at life. I lead my team of qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated educators to lay the foundation to our children becoming confident and involved learners in our engaging environment. I role model kindness, gratitude, empathy and efficacy in a nurturing play space for children, their families and educators alike.
I offer compassion and understanding to working families and everyone who chooses to be a part of the Goodstart Belair Family, ensuring it is a home away from home and a welcoming environment for all. I chair our Parent Committee that is committed to giving families a voice in our centre, ensuring they can play an active and vital part in the early education of their child.
Myself and my team are committed to working with families to raise strong, confident, respectful children showing a sense of belonging in a diverse world.
My Leadership Philosophy:
- I believe in empowering people to be the best version of themsevles, through offering understanding, support and encouragement.
- My thoughts will provoke creativity and innovation. Whilst being solution focused, I will be inspiring and motivational through effective communication.
- I will lead from my own experiences to raise the quality of safety and inclusion overarching early learning.
- With creativity and resilience, I will have meaningful partnerships with all people, whilst maintaining an open mindset in all situations.
I’d love to show you and your child/ren around our centre and can’t wait to meet you! Come and see us, we would love to have you as part of our family.
Call us on 7424 9498
, or click the 'Book a tour' button above to arrange a personalised tour. If you’d like a tour outside of the offered tour times please contact me so that we can organise this for you.