About Goodstart Bentleigh East McKinnon Road
Please be advised that Goodstart Bentleigh East - McKinnon Rd will temporarily close from 21 December 2018 for a redevelopment. If you are interested in care to commence after the redevelopment is completed, please join our waitlist to ensure you are updated on our re-opening date and the recommencement of tours.
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Bentleigh East - McKinnon Road is housed in an historic building, located in a quiet residential area, close to Valkstone Primary School, McKinnon Secondary College and McKinnon Station.
We have a warm, homely feel and most of our educators have been at the centre for many years; some for more than 10 years, providing a consistent and stable environment for our children.
Our team is passionate about inspiring a love of learning and enjoy spending their days with the children. We’re lucky to share the centre with families and staff from a range of cultural backgrounds. During the year we celebrate many cultural events including Diwali (Hindu Festival of Lights), Hanukkah and many others. This gives our children an appreciation of many cultures.
Inside, all of the rooms - from Nursery to Kindergarten / Preschool - are all set up in line with an Early Years Learning Framework, with sensory and play based learning opportunities. Colourful, stimulating surrounds ensure the children have the chance to grow and develop through sensory, play-based learning.
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 three areas all with age appropriate play spaces and equipment. We have sandpits, vege patches, a balance of manmade and natural play surfaces, a fort and lots of shade.
Families love and trust our centre and we have several families who are now sending their 3rd and 4th children here, demonstrating a real sense of belonging. We have four brightly-coloured play rooms, three large playgrounds, a separate infant sleep room and a parent room.
Another advantage of our centre is our fully qualified chef who prepares nutritious meals for the children from a rotating, seasonal menu. Families love the convenience of home cooked meals as they don’t have to worry about packing lunches each morning.
Our most popular centre residents are Mr T, the turtle and Burt the bird. We have 3 large yards and we support the children with the offering of soccer and yoga as well as a music and dance program.
All nappies are supplied and we have a fully qualified chef who prepares yummy meals fresh every day and individual dietary requirements are catered for.
Come in and see for yourself how we can help give your child the best start in life – and give you peace of mind! We would love the chance to show you around.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
Pre-Kinder 3-4 years