About Goodstart Morwell Central
Goodstart Early Learning are working in partnership with the Department of Education and Our Place https://ourplace.org.au/
at the new Goodstart Morwell Central centre. We are excited by the opportunity to provide an integrated service to the local community and to support the growth and wellbeing of Morwell children and families.
The centre opened in January 2020 and offers a range of programs and services to provide a holistic support to children and families, including Kindergarten programs, long day care, playgroups and maternal child health services. Over time, additional services will be introduced to further support and strengthen families’ participation in the community.
The purpose-built single level centre is located beside the Morwell Central Primary School and can be accessed via the main reception area of the school. Goodstart Early Learning Morwell Central provides care for 126 children per day across seven age-based early learning spaces. Three nursery rooms for children from 6 weeks old, two rooms for Toddlers from 2-3, and two 3-5-year-old Kindergarten rooms). Five consulting rooms and a multi-purpose room are also included in the facility and will be operated by Our Place.
Our Place supports children and families through school. Through Our Place, schools become community hubs that include early year services, high-quality schooling, health and community services, adult education and employment support, and community engagement activities for children and families. The primary purpose of the partnership between Goodstart, Morwell Central Primary and Our Place is to enhance the outcomes of the children and families which use the centre.
Goodstart believes in children learning through fun and play. We encourage children to learn at their own pace through high quality educational programs and by providing them with opportunities to explore their environments whilst building strong social and emotional skills. We welcome and encourage parents to participate in the program and to be involved in their children’s early learning experience.
We look forward to meeting you and your family soon.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
Pre-Kinder 3-4 years
We're located at:
47 McDonald Street
Morwell VIC 3850
Ph: 03 4117 3020
Nathan Brown Centre Director
Hi! My name is Nathan and I am excited to introduce myself as the Director at Goodstart Morwell Central.
I have been working in the Early Childhood Industry in many different aspects for the past 15 years including Long Day Care Centres, Family Day Care, In-Venue Care and three years managing Child Protection Units here in Gippsland. I hold a Diploma of Childrens Services Early Childhood Development and Care and I currently completing my Advanced Diploma.
I strongly believe that the first five years are vital and we, as Educators have such an important role to play. Here at Morwell Central our passion is working with children to provide them with a happy, supportive and safe environment where they can enjoy their days learning through investigating, exploring and play.
I believe that achieving successful outcomes for children starts with collaboration with families. There is no greater feeling than assisting a child along with their family to develop life skills, whether mentally, emotionally or physically. I find it so rewarding to see them grow, develop and to use those skills that we have developed together.
I have a passion for working with children who have experienced trauma, disability and developmental delays, as I have been affected by disability. I believe with the right support everything is achievable.
I value the family connection that my role allows me to make with every person that comes into our centre – a relationship that I hope makes you feel like you are home.
I look forward to being a part of the Morwell Community and working together to build the very best outcomes for your child.