About Goodstart Hawthorne
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Hawthorne is located on a quiet street in the leafy suburb of Hawthorne. We are easily accessible by public transport with the City Cat and bus stops nearby, and are close to the popular Hawthorne Park and Oxford Street in Bulimba.
Our centre caters for children from 15 months to school age and we pride ourselves on being a family oriented centre - giving parents the comfort and peace of mind as they set their children on their wondrous learning journey.
We have a small but very dedicated team of educators, a number of whom have worked here for many years. Our educators are qualified, highly experienced, and passionate about our centre, children, and families.
Our play based curriculum is founded on the Early Years’ Learning Framework and our rooms – from Toddlers to Kindergarten – 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. 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.
We offer a range of extracurricular activities including Happy Feet fitness, Billie’s buddies sports and language program, as well as art and music experiences, which promote movement, coordination and a love for learning.
We welcome you to join our wonderful Goodstart Hawthorne family and see your child's learning journey grow.
Come in and see for yourselves the opportunities which await you and your child!
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
Toddlers 15m- 2yrs,
Senior toddlers 25m-36m
We're located at:
159 Hawthorne Road
HAWTHORNE QLD 4171
Ph: 07 3899 1955
Closed (no charge for public holidays)
Karlee Dowse Centre Director
My name is Karlee Dowse and I am the Centre Director here at Goodstart Hawthorne. I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. I have worked in the Early Childhood sector for many years, For the past 19 years I have been on the floor with families, children, educators and communities to provide high quality care and engaging educational programmes; and I am very excited to bring my skills and experience to the centre management team.
I am a passionate advocate for children deserving the best possible start to life and believe that learning is for everyone. Within the service, we value open communication amongst our families and educators, and embrace families to be involved within the service.
I invite you to come and see why your child will get that best start possible at Hawthorne and am looking forward to meeting you in person soon!
Hope you have an amazing day!