About Goodstart Merriwa
Goodstart Merriwa is located off Marmion Avenue and is situated in a residential area on the expanding north coast, close to local schools and shops. We have a large car park providing ample parking as well as disabled parking for families and visitors to our Centre.
MERRIWA means a good (Mooditj) place for our local the Whadjuk peoples. We are respectful in acknowledging, valuing, and emerging our local Whadjuk and many our cultures that make up our community, our team and our families into our daily practices and engagements.
Our centre was assessed by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority, and we received an overall rating of ‘Exceeding’. This process is a National Framework, which rates all Childcare Centres across Australia against the National Quality Standards
We strive towards our community connections collaborating as we continuously support and serve our families by creating an awareness of Community support services available to them and their children.
Our service caters for children from Birth to five years. Our play based, stimulating child derived curriculum, has been developed on the early years Learning framework. Our rooms learning environments are inviting, warm and engaging to capture all children’s interests and enhanced with elements of nature, while building on their developmental milestones. Our Educators are continuously supporting the children in achieving their Learning outcomes.
At Goodstart our focus is building relationships with children and our families through Key Educator approach. We do this through focusing on relationships where the key educator role is visible, deep relationships are the priority and carefully planned for. Educators work together as a team to reflect, consider, and make informed relationship-based decisions before acting. Children sense that educators are truly present with them, educators know who they are and what they really need from educators, and they are individually responsive to the family.
Through our sustainable plan on reducing, recycling, and re-purposing, our curriculum program planning platform of Story Park, enables us to maintain consistent communications with families and share children’s learning, while reducing our carbon footprint and paper waste. This leading industry program allows you to see your child/ren learning experiences and provides opportunities for you to interact and communicate providing input with educators about your child’s learning and development.
We have a qualified Cook, that provides fresh healthy and nutritious meals for the children each day, providing breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late snack each day. We reach out to families to provide suggestions towards menu updates for our winter and summer menus.
We pride ourselves through all these connections, which strengthens a shared approach to life learning and a sense of belonging for our children, families and community connections and shared centre information and events.
We would love for you to come join our Goodstart Merriwa family. We invite you to book a tour with us today, and begin your journey to walk alongside us (Danjoo Koorliny), to give your child the best start in life.
We provide early learning & care to these groups: