About Goodstart Bundoora Bendoran Crescent
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Bundoora is located in a residential area close to schools and shops as well as community facilities.
We aim to gain knowledge, reflect on our practices with high expectations set for ourselves, to provide current practices for all children to achieve positive outcomes.
Our well trained and empowered educators are the core of our non for profit organisation. We value and ensure continuity of staff together with Goodstart vision and values to provide the foundation for us to deliver high quality care to our children and families.
We strongly encourage our families and community members to be active contributors and participants in our programs and our centres.
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.
This enables community, educators and families to work collaboratively in achieving positive outcomes for our children. We believe children learn through play and everyday experiences. The Early Years Learning Framework and Victorian Early Years framework underpin our centre’s programs.
Colourful, stimulating surrounds ensure the children have the chance to grow and develop through sensory, play-based learning; and we are focused on ensuring the children are ready to take that all important step up to school.
Outside, our two playground areas are a balance of natural and manmade elements and play surfaces – with sandpits, decking, pergola, cubby house, rain water tank, vege patch and compost, timber seating. We have carefully designed and planned spaces to encourage a stronger understanding of the environment and sustainability – while giving children the scope to explore, play and let their imaginations roam.
Our centre Educators bring unique experiences via their diverse backgrounds and cultures. As a result, every child has a deeper sense of belonging and there is a distinctive learning around tolerance and diversity.
Further, through visits to the centre as well as excursions and participation in community events, we are able to deepen the relationship between the centre and the community, while teaching the children about being a contributing and active member of society.
We invite you to come and visit our centre to meet our team and to see for yourself our commitment to your child’s early learning journey.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
6 Weeks - 18 Months
18 Months - 2.5 Years
3.5 Years - 5 Years
We're located at:
17-19 Bendoran Crescent
BUNDOORA VIC 3083
Ph: 03 9467 8500
Closed (no charge for public holidays)
Caitlin Griffin Centre Director
Hi there! My name is Caitlin and I am the Centre Director at Goodstart Early Learning Bundoora – Bendoran Crescent.
I began my early childhood career with Goodstart in 2012, and since then have worked across various centres and roles including Educational Leader, Senior Educator, Assistant Director and now a Centre Director. I have successfully completed my Certificate 3 and Diploma in Early Childhood and plan to complete my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education in the future.
My Early Learning values:
I aim to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all children. The space the children learn in, is a place where they can feel comfortable to share their learning and express their creativity, all whilst growing into their own. I believe that the best teaching and learning comes through solid relationships with children and their families. Which is why I have a strong interest in Key Educator Relationships and having this embedded in each age group within the service.
What I love about our community:
I am excited to be apart of the family orientated community that exists within the centre and the wider community. I love the opportunities that the area has, and cannot wait to connect with additional services to help strengthen families participation in the community.
A little more about me:
I grew up in the area and have lived here my entire life. I enjoy travelling, camping and being outdoors. I have two children who keep me very busy as well as a range of animals at home.
Why your child should spend the day with me (and the amazing team at Goodstart Bundoora - Bendoran Crescent):
Here at Goodstart Bendoran Crescent, we are family. We aim to provide an inclusive and safe environment for each child.
The team I am fortunate to work with shares my passion for seeing children meet their potential. They are dedicated, professional, experienced, and highly qualified.