About Goodstart Derrimut
At Goodstart Early Learning Derrimut, children are encouraged to explore their environment and learn through problem solving and open ended experiences.
Children's art work is displayed throughout the centre and adds to our colourful atmosphere.
Our Pre school room is currently run by a Kinder teacher and an assistant. The children are currently learning the Alphabet, days of the week, numbers, and how to recognise and write their own names. In term four we introduce lunch box days to help encourage the children to open their lunch and prepare them for the big journey at school.
Our centre encourages children to build friendships with peers and educators through a variety of play experiences. All experiences are planned to build each child's self esteem and to assist in helping them to feel valued and worthy. Our centre has implemented the Early Years Learning Framework.
Art and music experiences are provided on a daily basis which allow the children to freely express their creativity.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
Pre-Kinder 3-4 years
Melissa Karczemski Centre Director
I have worked in childcare for more than ten years, starting as an assistant and working my way through various roles to my current position as Centre Director. I now hold a Diploma of Children's Services.
During my eight years as a Centre Director I have achieved many goals both in my personal life and my professional role. I have married, had two beautiful children, built a new home and had some time to go to my favourite holiday destinations: Queensland, Perth and Sydney.
Professionally, I have attended many in-service training sessions. I have learnt first aid, anaphylaxis management, conflict resolution, food handling and multicultural inclusion.
I take great pride in my Goodstart Early Learning Centre and I enjoy my position. I have a great relationship with educators and parents who are all very important people in our wonderful centre.