Goodstart Early Learning - Childcare Centre Blackwood
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Blackwood is a beautiful purpose-built centre located in the Adelaide Hills, in the lush leafy suburb of Blackwood. This is an old, established, close knit community and community pride is paramount. We are close to local shops and schools as well as community services.
Our ethos is to provide a safe, warm centre where learning occurs in a fun environment and all children are encouraged to reach their potential. Some of our educators have been here since the centre opened while others have joined our team recently and bring with them years of experience and lots of enthusiasm. The majority of our educators are Diploma qualified or studying towards their Diploma, and some have either completed or are studying towards their teaching degree.
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. The children have lots of fun playing in our spacious yard with a big sand pit, climbing equipment, and garden beds. We also have two guinea pigs, frogs and a fish. Our guinea pigs are looked after by our kindy children and they love taking turns of bringing them home and caring for them.
We also have a cook at the centre providing tasty and nutritious meals for the children when tummies start to growl.
We also work closely with the local community and put our families in touch with local community services and government departments when required. Our door is always open, so please come in and have a chat about your childcare requirements.
Drop in and say hello! We would love to make you and your family welcome and the centre and discuss how we can start your child on a journey of lifelong learning.
Hi there! I'm Alice and I am the Centre Director at Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Blackwood.
I have been in the early learning and child care industry since 2008 and I have a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood.
During my career I have had the opportunity to gain skills in all age groups and across a number of roles.
For me, it is all about watching the children grow and ensuring they are given every opportunity to reach their potential.
It's a vision shared by my passionate team - all of whom are professional, highly qualified and experienced carers and educators.
Come in and say hello! We would love to welcome you and your family into our centre.
An Aboriginal dance troupe, smoking ceremony and flag presentation are all features of the grand...
Educators have started a Makaton sign language program to help children who struggle with...
Carrots, celery and lettuce are just some of the veggies children have been harvesting from their centre...
We're located at:
39-45 Coromandel Parade, BLACKWOOD, SA, 5051