About Goodstart Middle Ridge
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Middle Ridge is located in a well-developed area of Toowoomba, close to new residential developments, school, shops and community services.
Our centre opened more than 15 years ago, meaning we have strong links with our community. We have recently had a full renovation, so we are now fully equipped with a wide variety of age appropriate resources to facilitate learning, exploration, play and creativity. Inside, our rooms are designed and set up around our curriculum activities and we cater to children in rooms from Nursery through to Kindergarten and nutritious meals are provided.
Our programs are developed in line with the Early Years Learning Framework and Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines to ensure all children are well prepared to make a smooth transition to school. We also ensure the individual needs and interests of each child is taken into account and, through close communication with families and parents, these are built into each child’s plan.
Outside, we have a beautiful big backyard filled with trees and gardens as well as a dirt pit, bike tracks, vege patches and plenty of environments which encourage the children’s understanding of nature and sustainability in safe, sensory-based, fun surrounds.
At Goodstart Middle Ridge, our educators and carers have long associations with the centres, their longevity and commitment to the children lending to a combined level of service not often found. This allows us to provide a stable learning environment and build strong and lasting relationships with children, families and community.
Our team is very focused on providing high quality child care and education to the children and their families based on the Early Years Learning Framework.
We invite you to come and see our lovely centre at any time! Come along and take a tour and sit down with us to discuss how we can give your child a great start to lifelong learning.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
We're located at:
160 Spring Street (corner Ramsay Street)
MIDDLE RIDGE QLD 4350
Ph: 07 4635 5700
Nicola Lock Centre Director
Hi! My name is Nicola and I am the Centre Director here at Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Middle Ridge.
For about 22 years I have been working in the child care sector and I have my Advanced Diploma of Childcare. I have been with the Goodstart team for about 10 years and for the past four-and-a-half of those years I have been here at Middle Ridge.
Throughout my career I have gained experience working will all early education age groups and I love what I do.
Every day I have the chance to make a positive impact on a child’s start to life. I am passionate about early learning and the education of children in their first five years as this is when they are building the foundation of their knowledge and skills for schooling and life.
It’s a passion I share with my wonderful team of carers and educators. We strongly believe that, as is the core principle of Goodstart, children really are central to everything we do.
It’s all about your child, and we work closely with you, as parents, to ensure not only are their needs met but that you can walk away comfortable in the knowledge your child is happy, safe and getting the highest quality care.
Come in and say hello! I look forward to meeting you and your family!