About Goodstart Middle Park
Goodstart Early Learning Middle Park is located in the western suburbs of Brisbane in a residential area; close to shops, schools and public transport.
Our centre provides care for children from Nursery (6 weeks of age) to Kindergarten (5 years of age). We have a fully funded Kindergarten program with three ECT’s employed at the centre. Our Kindergarten program aligns with the Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines and our Kindergarten Educators work closely with local schools to ensure the transition to prep is positive and supportive.
All educators value early childhood education as the foundation for lifelong learning, and believe in providing the children with skills and attitudes that will be a positive basis for their lifetime. Early childhood needs to be valued and enjoyed and through carefully planned environments and play based experiences, we are able to embrace all children for the unique individuals they are and foster opportunities for all areas of learning- physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social.
Our environments are carefully planned to ensure that they meet the needs of all children and provide safe, open and stimulating spaces for the children to engage and explore.
We value our families contributions and provide numerous avenues for communication- verbal, email, communication books and our Storypark portal.
We have recently introduced Key Educator Relationships; this allows the educators to develop, support and foster meaningful and trusted relationships with both the children and their families.
The natural environment is truly valued at our centre and is a focus in both our indoor and outdoor spaces. The plants and gardens make our environments welcoming, calm and homely and offers stimulus for many great learning opportunities. Our outside play area includes a cubby house, climbing frames, sandpit, gardens, vege patch, native bees, our turtle Frankie and undercover spaces.
As we provide all meals, our centre cook has created a wide-ranging, nutritious menu that is reflective of cultural diversity and is respectful to family preferences, allergies and intolerances of the children.
We also value our local community and strive to support any groups and events wherever possible. We have created close relationships with our local schools and work together to create a smooth transition to school.
We provide early learning & care to these groups: