About Goodstart Heidelberg
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Heidelberg is in a quiet but convenient residential area, within walking distance of Warringal Shopping Centre, Heidelberg Train Station, The Austin and Mercy for Women Hospital as well as Public and Private Schools.
All our staff are highly experienced, qualified and dedicated. Most staff have been long term employees of Goodtstart Early Learning and are passionate in providing a warm, caring and fun environment for our children and families.
Inside, all of the rooms - from Nursery to Kindergarten / Preschool - are all set up in line with an Early Years Learning Framework, with sensory and play based learning opportunities. Colourful, stimulating surrounds ensure the children have the chance to grow and develop through sensory, play-based learning.
Our Storypark platform, as well as regular family nights and emailed newsletters, enable us to stay in close contact with parents and families, ensuring open and clear communication. This also means we can tailor each program to the child’s individual needs, interests and strengths – as well as the strong level of cultural diversity in our centre.
Outside, we have age appropriate play spaces and equipment, all geared to enhance the children’s awareness of their surrounds and the greater environment, as well as their understanding of the importance of sustainability. With our drive river bed, cubby house, sandpits, garden beds, vege patches, worm farm, and abundance of shade and space to run around, there is plenty to keep the children happy and stimulated.
We also have a cook at the centre providing tasty and nutritious meals for the children when tummies start to growl.
Community is also important to us and through visits to the centre and participation in events and activities throughout the year we are able to enrich the learning experience. Art and music experiences are provided on a daily basis which allow the children to freely express their creativity.
Through out the year we provide a number of opportunities for families to join in centre activities such as Grandparent Day, Teddy Bear Picnics, Graduation and Christmas celebrations.
We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and your family and learn a little about how we can best support you on the journey of lifelong learning.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
Pre-Kinder 3-4 years
Malanie Carol Smith Centre Director
Hi, my name is Malanie and I am the Centre Director at Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Heidelberg. I have worked in childcare since 2001 and I have a Diploma in Children's Services.
I started my child care career as an assistant in a kinder room. I have worked with all age groups in a range of settings within the early learning and child care sector.
As a mother myself, I know all too well the challenges that can come with making decisions around your child's early learning journey. There is nothing more important than your child's wellbeing and that is why we believe in open communication and having close relationships with the whole family.
I believe our centre should feel like a second home to the children; somewhere safe and secure where they can meet their potential while giving families peace of mind.
I am fortunate to work with a highly qualified and experienced team, whose passion for the industry and their roles therein is matched by a commitment to giving the children the highest quality learning experiences.
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.