About Goodstart Kallangur Duffield Road West
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Kallangur West - Duffield Road West is located ten minutes from the M1 and walking distance to Kallangur Train Station which makes it easy for families commuting to work in the city.
We strongly believe that early education and care is a time of increasing independence. As children grow and develop they become more able to do things for themselves. They learn to express themselves and to explore their world independently. We will ensure that each child is given the opportunities to develop confidence to explore and make sense of their surroundings. One of our key roles as an educator is to help children relate to others in a positive and collaborative ways. If we only focus on individualism ‘all about me’ then we may miss the concept. If we help children to recognise the value of thinking about themselves as well as others then they can begin to understand the responsibilities that go with being an individual and becoming a member of their environment. Independence contributes to the development of self-esteem, identity and wellbeing. When children have the opportunity to make choices, attempt tasks for themselves, and to take increasing responsibilities, their sense of themselves grows. Allowing the children to do something for themselves is a powerful sense of achievement and success. For children to reach these outcomes we need to provide them with opportunities to develop the confidence to explore their world, ask questions, to express ideas, to get things right, but also to understand that you can be wrong and learn from your mistakes. Open ended environments will allow children to choose whether they want to be indoors or outdoors, or whether they want to be alone or in company, encourage children to be aware of and take responsibility for their own preference of learning.
We feel that our centres variety of play grounds provide every child with age appropriate exploration and learning through play experiences. Our playgrounds are one of our favourite parts of the centre! We are very fortunate to have all this space that gives the children lots of room to get outside and gain confidence in physical skills such as climbing, running and group games. We provide warm and natural learning spaces and each room has a unique feel as the spaces are designed to reflect the personalities of each child that calls the space ‘home’.
Our Educators' base their programs around the children’s individual and collective interests to enable learning to occur at any given time. With age appropriate groupings there is a learning environments for every child from 6 weeks of age right through to school age. Each room hosts facilities for children to never feel like they are missing anything.
Each day holds beautiful moments from spontaneous ideas to planned outings the learning that occurs is shared with the centre community. Parents don’t feel like you will miss out either as we keep you updated in our storypark platform. We think of our service as our own little community and to ensure we regularly engage and connect with each community member we have regular family nights and email newsletters this enables us to stay in close contact ensuring open and clear communication.
As a long standing service in the community we see and value the input we receive from the wider community. We actively invite local community members into the centre and participation in events and activities throughout the year we are able to enrich the learning experience for all involved.
Come in and see for yourself how we can help give your child the tools and provide them with all the opportunities to become lifelong learners.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
Pre kindy - 3years to 4years
Kindy - 4years to 5 years