About Goodstart Fortitude Valley
Goodstart Early Learning Fortitude Valley is your home away from home. A place of love, magic, patience, and inclusion. Where children come first, and relationships are everything!
Our centre believes that all children belong and deserve the best possible start at life. We believe that childhood is such a critical time in their lives and each day should be cherished!
Our centre has large sweeping outdoor playgrounds where we connect to nature and to country all year long! The children in our care will get messy and muddy and sometimes wet and receive a full nature play experience! We have strong connections with local Indigenous Elders who guide us on our journey in environmental awareness, sustainability and connection! We teach children how to care for our natural environment and the importance on creating a cleaner, better tomorrow! Our playgrounds have sandpits, mud kitchens, bike tracks, train line viewing platforms, natural creek bed with running water and a mud pit! Our playground is multi age meaning siblings and friends from different age groups can still play together in the fresh air and sunshine!
Our days consist of indoor -outdoor curriculum where children have autonomy to choose where they want to play and explore! At our service we provide all meals, nappies, sunscreen and storypark to connect with family and loved ones around the world. We also have onsite underground car parking for parents to utilise on drop off and pick up!
Goodstart Fortitude Valley is a large service with 9 learning spaces! We offer care from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. We have two Government Funded Kindergarten programs run by qualified early learning teachers based on the QKLG. Our school readiness program focuses primarily on social development, emotional regulation and PLAY! While we are helping your child get ready for their next step of life, we don’t want to cut their play time short!
So while your children are with us, they will be learning how the world works around them through all facets of play based learning. We have a specialised ‘Blue Room’ where children can self select to access the space- this has been designed in conjunction with various professionals to provide safety, stability and a sense of calm. It is equipped with specialised resources for children of all and every developmental need. We also offer a bush tucker garden “Amaroo” in a serene space that is home to our Native Stingless Bees and a wide variety of native and sensory plants!
Our team of 30+ educators come to us from all corners of the earth! We have a mix of educators and believe in inclusion of staff as well as inclusion of families and children.
Our team of Early Childhood Professionals are dedicated and passionate and have strong relationship values and strive for greatness. They work hard to provide stimulating and engaging programs for all children in our service.
At Goodstart Early Learning Fortitude Valley we spend magical days together playing, exploring, growing, learning and can’t wait to invite you into our community!
We provide early learning & care to these groups: