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
Tarryn Dougherty Centre Director
Welcome, my name is Tarryn Dougherty and I am the Centre Director here at Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Hawthorne.
I have 20 years’ experience in early childhood education and care. I have a Diploma in Childcare and am currently studying my Advance Diploma in Community Sector Management.
I have worked with all age groups and have been involved in all aspects of child development. I love working with children and believe in providing a warm, comfortable, relaxing environment where parents and children feel a sense of belonging.
Every child has the right to quality care and at Goodstart Hawthorne our learning programs are based on the interests of our children. In partnership with our families we plan purposeful play experiences are planned each day to extend and nurture each child’s holistic development and learning.
I am privilege to work with a wonderful caring and dedicated team who work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children and their families.
Our Vision at Goodstart Hawthorne of ‘Family coming together, sharing laughter and learning’. We invite you and your child to join our Goodstart Hawthorne family and embark on journey of laughter and learning with us.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.