About Goodstart Mont Albert
Goodstart ELC Mont Albert is a warm and inviting centre with a homely feel, located in a residential area close to schools, shops and community facilities.
We pride ourselves on being a family centric centre with children central to everything we do. Our mission is to make families, children and educators feel at home here and explore the centre freely.
We look forward to meeting you and your family, and exploring how we can set your child on a pathway to lifelong learning.
6 rooms for children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years old
3-year-old and a 4-year-old kindergarten program, which both focus on children's holistic development
Rooms are set up in line with the Early Years Learning Framework, with sensory and play based learning opportunities
OUR OUTSIDE ENVIRONMENTS
Age appropriate play spaces and equipment, all geared to enhance the children’s awareness of their surroundings and the greater environment
Veggie patches in both yards and a worm farm in the Kinder yard (generously donated by Bunnings Warehouse), to increase their understanding of the importance of sustainability
Sandpits and an obstacle course in both yards with certified soft fall to ensure all children’s safety
Our passionate and dedicated educators are determined to provide high quality care
All our educators are professionally trained and have current qualifications in first aid and anaphylaxis
Some of our educators have been with us for more than 10 years.
ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS
Extra-curricular activities including Happy Feet, our music and movement program, and Ready Steady Go, our sports program
We have partnered with the local Primary School, Our Holy Redeemer, whose Year 5’s and 6’s visit to read to and interact with our children
The children in our funded Kinder room visit Our Holy Redeemer Primary School on excursions during the year, as part of our School Readiness program
We have a range of incursions across the Centre including Aboriginal Smoking Ceremony, Lunar New Year Lion Dance, Dreamtime Stories, Hatching Eggs, Police incursion, Mini Beasts (insects & bugs), and 6-monthly dental check-ups.
Many of our educators and families are from various cultures and backgrounds which enables us to have firsthand experiences with multicultural events such as Diwali, Lunar New Year, NAIDOC Week, Christmas and Australia Day
Little tummies are filled with yummy and nutritious meals, which are prepared by our cook daily using fresh, high quality ingredients
We have a range of cooking experiences that the children are involved in within their rooms.
We use the Storypark platform which enables us to stay in close contact with parents and families, ensuring open and clear communication.
This also allows us to tailor each program to the child’s individual needs, interests and strengths.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
Pre-Kinder 3-4 years
We're located at:
15 Wellesley Street
MONT ALBERT VIC 3127
Ph: 03 9890 8846
Erin Chen Centre Director
Hi, my name is Erin and I am the Centre Director at Goodstart Mont Albert.
I have been a part of the Goodstart team for 9 years, and worked across all age groups as an Assistant Director before stepping into a Centre Director role 4 years ago. I have an Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services. I thoroughly enjoy my job, and am very passionate about giving our children and families the best possible care we can provide.
My goal as Centre Director is to build long lasting and trusting relationships with all our children and their families, educators and other staff utilising our centre, and to make sure our service is homely and welcoming to all.
I am fortunate to be working alongside a passionate and dedicated team of educators from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, which has helped with many of our families settling into a new care environment.
I look forward to meeting you and your family, and taking you through our service.