About Goodstart Hermit Park
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Hermit Park is located in the centre of Townsville, close to residential and commercial areas as well as public transport, schools and community amenities.
Inside the centre, 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 three areas all with age appropriate play spaces and equipment. We have a large tree which is a centrepiece of our playground with a verandah built around it. We have a balance of manmade and natural play surfances and surrounds, gardens, vege patches, sandpits and lots of space to explore.
All meals are prepared on site by our qualified cook who uses tasty, fresh and nutritional ingredients – just the thing to keep hungry tummies satisfied.
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.
The centre has long standing ties with the community as the centre it self is over 20 years old. All of our current team have been at the centre for well over three years and we pride ourselves on this fact.
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:
Rebecca McCallum Centre Director
Hi there! My name is Rebecca and I am the Centre Director at Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Hermit Park.
I have worked in the early learning industry since 2004 and I have a Diploma of Children's Services. During my career I have had the opportunity to work with different age groups and across the variety of areas in the industry.
For me, there is nothing so satisfying as watching a child learn and grow. It is a privilege to be able to provide them with the skills they need to set off on a journey of lifelong learning; to grow into wonderful adults and reach their potential.
It is something very special to know we have taught them some wonderful skills in assisting them in their futures.
The team I am fortunate to work with shares my passion for seeing children meet their potential. They are dedicated, professional, experienced and highly qualified.
We invite you to come and visit our centre to meet our team and to see for yourself our commitment to your child’s early learning journey.