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 our online platform Storypark 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.
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 acknowledging the traditional owners of this land, setting a foundation of cultural relativism and embedding 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 our wonderful Goodstart family.
Goodstart’s vision is for “every child In Australia to have the best possible start in life”, and here at Goodstart Manunda we are certainly committed to that.
Our Centre Vision is “to grow stronger and wiser, building a community of learners who are generous, respectful, confident and happy.”
Equity and inclusion play a big part in achieving this goal and we continually strive to improve practices, programs, and family and community connections.
We are proud to be an EChO Centre (Enhancing Children’s Outcomes) This sees us having a wonderful Trans-Disciplinary team of practitioners that work alongside our educators to embed key practices which enrich language and literacy, play skills and social and emotional development to support better outcomes for each individual child in our care. This team of professionals consists of a Speech and Language therapist, Occupational therapist and a Child and Family practitioner.
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.
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)