About Goodstart Hoppers Crossing Barber Drive
Goodstart Hoppers Crossing Barber Drive is a passionate, driven team who pride ourselves on providing continuity of care for both children and families.
Our centre consists of eight rooms and three generous sized yards, catering for children from six weeks to five years old.
Our program covers all areas of child development. The children are involved in a variety of daily activities individualised to each children’s preferred learning styles to enhance learning through play.
We offer 2 years of kinder. That's two years of continued high-quality early learning, playing and making friends. Everything your child needs to feel ready for school.
We have received great family feedback in regards to our Kinder program.
We love being able to engage with our families on Storypark sending them live notifications of what their child is achieving throughout the day. This also provides our families with the opportunity to contribute to our program or add their own personalised stories about their children, so we as educators can extend on those interests/needs.
We have built strong relationships in our local community. We have regular visits from the local dentist and a maternal health nurse. We also started excursions where we walk our two and three year old children to the local nursing home, where they engage in activities with the residents. We walk to the local library and the reserve that runs alongside our centre looking at different natural materials.
Please feel free to pop down and visit our service and have a look for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
Pre-Kinder 3-4 years
We're located at:
100-102 Barber Drive
HOPPERS CROSSING VIC 3029
Ph: 03 9748 4700
Closed (no charge for public holidays)
Janelle Innella Centre Director
My name is Janelle Innella and I am your Centre Director here at Goodstart Hoppers Crossing Barber Drive. I currently hold a Diploma in Childcare, and am about half way through my Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies. I starting working with the company in 2007as a group leader, working with all ages and involved in numerous training sessions.
I thoroughly enjoyed my job as an educator but wanted a challenge, so I took on a role as a second in charge for five years, extending my knowledge and skills and mentoring my peers. I have now been a director for two years and love being able to create strong trusting relationships with the children and families.
I am a parent of a two year old, and understand the importance of leaving your child in a safe secure environment where you and your child feel a sense of belonging.
I look forward to building on my relationships with families in our care, but also meeting new families and providing them with the opportunity to join our family here at Goodstart.