About Goodstart Hawthorne
Goodstart Early Learning Hawthorne is located on a quiet street in the leafy suburb of Hawthorne. It is a heritage listed Church building, built in c1910. 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 and the community.
Our play-based curriculum is founded on the Early Years’ Learning Framework and our rooms – from Toddlers to Kindergarten – are all set up with this in mind. Our Educators develop colourful, engaging programs accounting for each child’s individual interests, needs and strengths; with the ongoing goal of ensuring children are ready to take the next step in their learning journey. In Kindergarten, we deliver a government funded learning program that is based on the Queensland Kindergarten Learning guidelines, this program is implemented by a Bachelor qualified Early Childhood Teacher.
Staying connected is made simple through our intuitive Storypark online platform, which enables us to maintain consistent and clear communication with families. This means we are better placed to support a child in their learning journey, ensure parents have peace of mind, and time stamp children’s developments, milestones and achievements.
Outdoors, our play spaces 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. Our sustainability focus is embedded through our ‘Bushtucker’ gardens, worm farm and chicken coup. Our children love to feed the chickens and worms their food scraps and water the gardens throughout the day.
We provide nutritious meals for our children. Our daily menus consist of fresh quality produce and are both healthy and delicious. KGF (our meal provider) caters to all dietary and cultural needs of our children and families. We also provide Huggies nappies and wipes included in the daily fees.
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)
Kate Walburn Centre Director
Hi , my name is Kate Walburn and I am the Centre Director here at Goodstart Hawthorne.
I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Advanced Diploma in Business Management. I have worked in the Early Childhood sector for over 15 years starting as an Educator and moving up through to Director which gives me a great understanding of the industry.
My passion for giving all children the best possible start in life is what has drawn me to Goodstart and at Hawthorne our vision is to change the world one heart and mind at a time. Our three main focusses as a centre are; Reconciliation and inclusion, Sustainability and getting ready for school.
Please feel free to come in and introduce yourself or contact us to organise a tour. I look forward to meeting you and being part of your family's learning journey.