About Goodstart Horsham
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Horsham is a 70 place child care centre located in the central part of town, close to all local amenities, transport, schools and shops. Our centre caters for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years and offers a 4-year-old Kindergarten program 5 days a week.
All of our educators are qualified from Certificate 3 through to Bachelor qualified early childhood teachers. We provide safe and stimulating educational programs that reflect the Early Years Learning Framework, with a variety of experiences including literacy, science, art, music and physical activities. Our programs build strong foundations and positive futures for all children.
Our rooms – from Nursery to Kindergarten / Preschool – 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.
This 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 – with sandpits, digging patches, pergola, vege patches, worm farm and lots of shade. 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.
We also provide a nutritional menu which caters to all children's dietary needs. At our centre we provide all meals, cow’s milk, nappies, sunscreen and linen to cater for the children throughout the day.
We encourage families and members of the community to contribute to our centre in order to provide our children with experiences and specialised knowledge. We believe that partnerships with families and children are vital in order to form strong bonds and nurturing relationships. Through visits to the centre as well as excursions and participation in community events, we are able to deepen the relationship between the centre and the community, while teaching the children about being a contributing and active member of society.
There is nothing more important to a parent and a family than the peace of mind that your child is in good hands. Come in and see how we can support you and your child on this all-important early years’ journey.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
Pre-Kinder 3-4 years
We're located at:
10 Madden Street
HORSHAM VIC 3400
Ph: 03 5382 6533
Closed (no charge for public holidays)
Melanie Roberts Centre Director
Hi, I’m Mel and I am the Centre Director here at Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Horsham. Currently I am on a secondment as a Performance Lead for Area 398, supporting our Goodstart centres in Horsham, Ballarat and the Macedon Ranges. While I am undertaking this secondment, my Assistant Director, Jodie Rabl is the nominated contact for our Horsham centre.
I have been working in the early childhood education sector since 2001, and as a mother of two I understand the challenges faced daily by families – and why good support and strong relationships with families is vital.
I have been Centre Director at Goodstart Horsham since 2007 and have gained experience within the industry. I have a Diploma of Children’s Services and for me, it is all about providing the highest quality of early learning opportunities.
I am passionate about the service we provide to families and strive to create a nurturing community that encourages a partnership with and participation from families with children and educators.
I am a very dedicated early childhood professional and I am committed to ensuring that my educators and I provide the children in our centre with the best possible learning environment that will give them the foundations to be able to create positive futures.
We welcome you to come and have a look at our beautiful childcare centre and explore how we can support you and your child in the first five years of their learning journey.