About Goodstart Menai
Goodstart Early Learning Menai is located in the tranquil leafy suburb of Menai which is located just over half an hour from Sydney CBD. Our centre is a purpose-built centre boasting four well sized classrooms.
Our educators and teachers believe that children learn through play, that the most important people in the child’s life are their family and that each child is a unique individual.
We implement this in our daily routine by providing engaging, play based experiences taking into consideration each child’s needs and interest.
Inside, all rooms are set up in line with National Quality Standards as well as the Early Years Learning Framework. The learning environments are age appropriate, promoting child’s curiosity and exploration, reflecting the current curriculum.
Outside, we have age appropriate play spaces and equipment, all geared to enhance the children’s awareness of their surrounds and the greater environment, as well as their understanding of the importance of sustainability. Our two play areas have sandpits, verandas, lots of natural space and is well shaded.
All meals are prepared on site by our qualified cook who uses tasty, fresh and nutritional ingredients – just the thing to keep hungry tummies satisfied.
Our StoryPark platform, as well as regular family events and 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.
We recognise each child’s cultural background and the influence it has on their care. We encourage children to develop positive friendships with their educators and peers through role modelling and guidance and striving to provide a warm, caring, fun and secure environment so that each child can gain the self-confidence needed to face the world.
A major focus for our centre is working with the broader community to help us enrich the children’s learning experience. Through visits to the centre as well as excursions and participation in community events, we deepen the relationship between the centre and the community, while teaching the children about being a contributing and active member of society.
We warmly welcome new families, so please stop by! We would love to meet you and discuss how we can support you and your child on the pathway to lifelong learning.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
We're located at:
26-28 Allison Crescent
MENAI NSW 2234
Ph: 02 9541 0299
Closed (no charge for public holidays)
Fiona Landy Centre Director
Hello and welcome!
My name is Fiona Landy, and I am the Centre Director at Goodstart Early Learning Menai. I’ve been dedicated to the early childhood industry for 27 years and within that time have been able to work in many different roles. My most recent role has been as a Lead Early childhood trainer and assessor of a registered training organisation. This role gave me the opportunity to teach adults to be our future educators who also want to scaffold our future children in their learning and development.
I attained my Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) in 2005 and continued my journey as predominantly focusing on the preschool age children. I began with Goodstart Menai in 2019 as their preschool teacher and have enjoyed furthering my career with a wonderful team. Lastly, I would like to share the most important part of me and that is I’m a mother of two beautiful children who keep me inspired to always be a better teacher and that every day will be a moment you won’t forget.
I would like to welcome you to meet the amazing team of educators here at Goodstart Menai, who believe in the importance of building strong relationships with children and their families We are here to support you through your child’s crucial period of the early years and look forward to having you join our Goodstart community.