About Goodstart Manunda
Our centre provides a courtesy bus service so all children can have the opportunity to be part of the social and cognitive experiences offered by Goodstart Manunda. Educators at Goodstart Manunda foster an inclusive educational program, holistically supporting the needs of each individual child and imbedding all areas of developmental learning in enjoyable and engaging ways. Our educators work in partnership with parents to provide support for the 'whole' child. Using communication folders and booklets to keep parents up to date on their child's social, emotional, physical, language and cognitive development, setting foundations for school and life. The educators at Goodstart Manunda pride themselves on adopting holistic practices, being responsive to children, planning intentional teaching moments and implementing learning through play while valuing cultural social contexts and providing continuity of learning transitions and assessments for learning.
The nationalities of educators within the service embrace the cultures within the community, embedding inclusiveness within the service and ongoing appreciation and consideration for cultural beliefs and traditions of those in attendance, respectfully celebrating all cultures and acknowledge the traditional owners of this land. Setting a foundation of cultural relativism and embedding that respect for diversity within the service.
We embrace and teach children about equality and the importance to be treated equally; we advocate the rights of children by incorporating the UN rights of a child where it states that Every child, everywhere (Article 1): Children should neither benefit nor suffer because of their race, colour, gender, language, religion, nationality, social or ethnic origin, or because of any political or other opinion; because of their caste, property or birth status; or because they are disabled. Inclusiveness is the main drive for our service and we hope you would love to become a part of this wonderful centre.
Goodstart’s vision is for each child In Australia to have the best possible start in life and we at Manunda are certainly committed to that.
Equity and inclusions plays a massive part in achieving this goal, we continually strive to improve practices, programs, family and community connections.
We are proud to be an ECHO Centre standing for Enhancing Children’s outcomes this sees us having a wonderful Trans-disciplinary team, this team of professional consists of Speech and language therapist. Occupational therapist and a child and family practitioner. They work alongside our fabulous team of educators to embed key practice which enrich language and literacy, play skills and social and emotional development. Supporting better outcomes for each individual in our care.
Our team is one of many different cultures and beliefs all of who respect and care for each other, our children and Families and the great community in which we learn, play and grow.
We come to work each day because we believe early learning in partnership with families holds the key to a successful and happy future for Australia’s next generation.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
15 months to 2 years
2 years to 3 years (Senior Toddler)
3.5 years to 6 years
3 years to 4yrs 6mths (Pre –Kindergarten)
We're located at:
160-162 Hoare Street
MANUNDA QLD 4870
Ph: 07 4032 1390
Closed (no charge for public holidays)
Ilisapesi Brown Centre Director
Hello! I'm Pesi and I am the Centre Director at Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Manunda.
I have worked in the early learning industry since 1998 and I have an Advanced 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, the success of our children - and the centre - is our ability to engage with families and the broader community to ensure we are doing everything we can to provide an enriching, highest quality early learning experience. Every day is different. And every child should have the chance to develop as an individual.
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.
Drop in and say hello! We would love to make you and your family welcome and the centre and discuss how we can start your child on a journey of lifelong learning.