About Goodstart Gladstone Toolooa Street
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Gladstone - Toolooa Street is located close to the city's CBD and within walking distance of local shops, schools and transport routes.
We have dedicated staff who provide a safe, friendly and stimulating learning environment for the children in their care, all of whom have current First Aid and CPR certificates and are continually learning new skills to further their knowledge within the childcare industry.
Our play based, stimulating curriculum is based on the Early Years’ Learning Framework and our rooms – from Nursery to Kindergarten / Preschool – are all geared with this in mind. We also develop colourful, engaging programs accounting for each child’s individual interests, needs and strengths; and with each step we are ensuring the children are ready to take the big step into schooling.
This is made simpler through our intuitive Storypark platform, which enables us to maintain consistent and clear communications with families. That means we are better placed to support a child in their learning journey, ensure parents have peace of mind, and time stamp the children’s developments, milestones and achievements.
Outside, our playground areas are a balance of natural and manmade elements and play surfaces – with sandpits, a fort, vege patches, garden beds and lots of shade and space across our two yards. 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.
A major focus for our centre is how working with the broader community can help us enrich the children’s learning experience. Art and music experiences - as well as other extra-curricular activities - are provided on a daily basis which allow the children to freely express their creativity.
We look forward to meeting you and your family soon! Come in and meet the team, take a tour and see how we can work together to give your child the best possible start in life.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
Marlies Coleman Centre Director
Hi there! I'm Marlies and I am the Centre Director of Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Gladstone - Toolooa Street.
I have been working in the early learning and child care sector since 1990 and in the time I have gained a wealth of experience across all age groups and in a number of different roles. I have an Advanced Diploma of Children's Services.
For me, my job is all about offering a service which meets the needs of the local community and providing a space which is safe and secure so the children in our care can learn and grow, while meeting their potential.
We are all about partnerships - with our families and the broader community.
It's a belief I share with the team I am fortunate to work with. With years of experience and excellent qualifications, this is a team of dedicated and committed professionals.
We welcome you to come and have a look at our beautiful child care centre and explore how we can support you and your child.