About Goodstart Hawthorne
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Hawthorne is located on a quiet street in the leafy suburb of Hawthorne. It is built on 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.
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. In Kindergarten, we deliver a learning program that is based on the Queensland Kindergarten Learning guideline and getting ready for school and have two well qualified Early Childhood Teachers conducting the program.
Staying connected 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. 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 dietery and cultural needs of our families.Children love to eat together, so the meal times at the centre are always fun.
We also provide nappies and wipes at no extra cost to families.
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
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 Senior Educator, Educational Leader and Assistant Director where I have trained under some amazing Directors.
My passion for giving all children the best possible start in life is what has drawn me to Goodstart and at Hawthorne we strive to change the world – one heart and mind at a time. Other main focusses we have are reconciliation and sustainability.
Please feel free to come in and introduce yourself, or contact us to organise a tour. I look forward to being part of your family's learning journey.