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)
Lorna Hulley Centre Director
My Name is Lorna and I am the Centre Director at Goodstart Bundoora Bendoran Crescent. I have worked in the early childhood sector for the past 20 years in Australia and the UK. I have two children of my own so I understand the needs of families in their busy lives we all have.
I have worked with all age groups and have been involved in all aspects of child development. I love working with children and believe in providing a warm, comfortable, fun learning environment. I believe all children should be able to access quality education and develop self-help skills to help them get a good start in life.
I look forward to working with you and your family.