About Goodstart Clapham
Goodstart Early Learning Clapham is located approximately 10 minutes from the city and we are close to local schools, shops and public transport, which makes us convenient for working parents.
Our educators at Goodstart Clapham are a highly motivated and friendly team who are dedicated to providing a safe, secure and educational environment, giving each child the best possible start in life.
We are using the National Quality Framework and Early Years Learning Framework to guide our planning for the children’s development from 6 weeks to 5 years. Sustainability has become embedded in our programs as the children are encouraged to learn and grow with their environment.
Outside we have a balance of natural and manmade environments which challenge the children and give them every opportunity to let their imaginations run free. With our large outdoor area we have lots of shade and natural and manmade elements including climbing equipment, a vege patch, bike path and sandpits.
The centre has long servicing educators taking the centre from strength to strength building strong relationships with families. 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. We also have a cook at the centre providing tasty and nutritious meals for the children when tummies start to growl.
Community is also important to us and through visits to the centre and participation in events and activities throughout the year we are able to enrich the learning experience. Art and music experiences are provided on a daily basis which allow the children to freely express their creativity.
We also enjoy celebrating special days throughout the year - especially our dress up days!
We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and your family and learn a little about how we can best support you on the journey of lifelong learning.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
Pre-Kindy 3-4 years
Alice Maggs Centre Director
Hello, my name is Alice and I am the Director at Goodstart Clapham. I started at Clapham in June 2018 and I have previously worked as a Director for three years. I have my Bachelor of Education and I am a registered teacher.
I am committed to and passionate about the education of children through high standards of care and best practice in Early Childhood Education.
At Clapham we understand that the best and most effective learning is student centred and student owned. In applying student centred learning we understand that every child is unique, and that these differences must be valued to create an inclusive learning environment for each child. At Clapham children are confident, happy and active learners in a co-constructed play based curriculum based on the Early Years Learning Framework.
The long-standing team of qualified educators here at Clapham are incredibly dedicated and enthusiastic about their work in educating children. They provide a nurturing, inclusive, safe and engaging environment for children. We are committed to working with families to raise strong, confident and respectful children who contribute to and connect with their world.
We offer a home away from home in our big old house on Springbank road. Come and meet our community we would love to show you around and introduce you to what makes Goodstart Clapham so special.