About Goodstart Mount Helen
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Mount Helen is a 120 child care centre. We are situated in a beautiful suburb of Ballarat, off the busy road, with wonderful views from our playground and plenty of greenery.
Our educators are very professional and dedicated to providing high quality care and education for all of our children. Our program reflects the Early Years Learning Framework and provides plenty of experiences to cater for the various needs of our children and offers opportunities to extend on children’s skills in all areas of their development.
Our centre’s philosophy is incorporated into our daily program, we actively work towards our vision for all children in our care to reach their full potential.
Our play based, stimulating rooms – from Nursery to Kindergarten / Preschool – are all geared with this in mind. We also develop colourful, engaging programs accounting for each child’s individual interests, needs and strengths; and with each step we are ensuring the children are ready to take the big step into schooling.
This is made simpler through our intuitive Storypark platform, which enables us to maintain consistent and clear communications with families. That means we are better placed to support a child in their learning journey, ensure parents have peace of mind, and time stamp the children’s developments, milestones and achievements.
Outside we have two areas with sandpits, climbing frames, vege patches, worm farms, space to run around and lots of shade. We have carefully designed and planned spaces to encourage a stronger understanding of the environment and sustainability – while giving children the scope to explore, play and let their imaginations roam.
All meals are prepared on site by our qualified cook who uses tasty, fresh and nutritional ingredients – just the thing to keep hungry tummies satisfied.
We encourage families and members of the community to contribute to our centre’s daily life and events in order to provide our children with rich experiences and specialised knowledge. Through visits to the centre as well as excursions and participation in community events, we are able to deepen the relationship between the centre and the community, while teaching the children about being a contributing and active member of society.
Drop in and say hello! We would love to make you and your family welcome and the centre and discuss how we can start your child on a journey of lifelong learning.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
Pre-Kinder 3-4 years