About Goodstart McDowall
Goodstart Early Learning McDowall is a purpose built centre conveniently located in Flockton Street shopping precinct, providing care for children aged six weeks to five years.
All educators from nursery through to kindergarten are trained in early childhood development, health and safety and the early years learning framework. Our qualified Kindergarten teacher utilizes links with local primary schools to provide our children with tools for success in school.
Our aim is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can build a sense of belonging. We believe in a play based learning environment that supports children to have agency and build connection with country and culture.
Our storypark platform for communication provides families with instant access to their child's learning journeys and provide a secure tool for effective communication between the service educators and management with families.
We believe that all children are individual and cater to each child's unique needs and development. It takes a village to raise a child and we hope that we can support your family through this exciting experience, that is quality early childhood education.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
Amanda Craddock Centre Director
Hello my name is Amanda Craddock and it is a privilege to be the Centre director here at Goodstart McDowall.
I have worked in the childcare industry since 2001, as an Outside School Hours Care Coordinator, Educational Leader and most recently Early Childhood Teacher. I hold a Bachelor in Family and Community Studies as well as an Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management and Diploma in Children's services.
I strive to enrich children's and families educational journeys from their first day in our care. Encouraging all families and children to work in partnerships with our team for the best start in life!