About Goodstart Idalia Village Drive
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Idalia - Village Drive is a warm, welcoming centre located close to various schools, a sports complex and two local shopping centres. We are approximately ten minutes from the Lavarack Barracks, University and Hospitals. Our centre is also located in a defence housing area and ten minutes from the city centre.
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 three areas all with age appropriate play spaces and equipment. With lots of space and plenty of shade, our yards have a wonderfl array of activities and equipment such as sandpits, obstacle course, vege patch, dry creekbed, undercover areas, a nature walk, digging pit and water play areas.
We also have a cook on premises five days a week and we provide breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack. The meals that we provide are healthy and nutritious and we also cater for children who have allergies to certain foods.
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.
We warmly welcome new families, so please stop by! We would love to explore how we can support you and your child on their pathway to lifelong learning.
We provide early learning & care to these groups: