About Goodstart Blair Athol
Call us on 8359 4495 to speak to our Centre Director, or click the 'Book a tour' button above to arrange a personalised tour.
About our centre
With direct, easy access to the centre from Main North Road, our centre provides much-needed care for local families. Featuring five learning spaces over a single level and a large tranquil nursery sleep room, Goodstart Blair Athol provides a modern, yet home-like, naturally inspired environment.
Each age-based room includes thoughtfully designed learning spaces such as an engaging home corner, a creative construction space, a quiet reading area and an art studio to inspire your child's learning journey. Each room also has direct access to our outdoor nature-based designed play spaces with water feature flowing down a dry creek through to the sandpit. Other features include sensory gardens, natural logs designed to coordinate with custom rope of different variations to develop gross motor skills and a lookout deck with elevated views of the area.
With a highly experienced team on board, each room runs a program for the children which is both age and developmentally appropriate. The early learning programs are structured around various learning areas - primarily based on the Early Years' Learning Framework - with associated learning outcomes. There is a large emphasis on play-based learning and the importance of language, communication, social and physical development. Curriculum is based on the Early Years Learning Framework and is tailored to your child's individual interests.
Our family lounge is also available for our families to access during our opening hours - we welcome our families to take a moment to enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee.
Drop off and pick up car spaces are located right outside the centre’s doors for your convenience.
Meals are cooked onsite in our commercial kitchen and prepared fresh each day by Laura, our Centre Cook who has a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine). Meals include a light breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack.
With the Child Care Subsidy, you could be paying as little as $19.25 per day*.
*Based on 5 days attendance in the Kindy room for the 10 hour session with 85% Child Care Subsidy rebate applied. Please speak to us about calculating your expected out of pocket costs based on your family situation.
We invite you to book a tour 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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We provide early learning & care to these groups:
Pre-Kindy 3-4 years
We're located at:
452 Main North Road
Blair Athol SA 5084
Ph: 08 8359 4495
Closed (no charge for public holidays)
Karen Hale Centre Director
Hi there! I’m Karen and I am the Centre Director at Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Blair Athol. I completed my Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood in 2017 which has given me the knowledge and skills to implement a kindy program and support our teacher in the centre.
With my 17 years of experience in the Early Learning sector, I have experience working across all age groups and I am privileged to lead a team of experienced and highly qualified child carers and educators. I enjoy being a mentor to the educators that I work with to achieve a high performing educational program.
I believe our centre offers a caring and friendly environment for our families to be part of. At Goodstart Blair Athol we believe each child has the right to feel safe and secure in the centre and this is achieved through our caring and attentive staff. I believe families are their child’s first teacher and we work in partnership to provide a stimulating environment. I believe in the theory that every child deserves a champion in their lives and the Key Educator Approach is how I achieve this in conjunction with the educators at the centre.
Your child is central to everything we do. We want to create a play and experience based environment to give your child every opportunity to grow into lifelong learners.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family on a tour of our lovely centre.
Call us on 8359 4495, 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.