About Goodstart Oakhurst
At Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Oakhurst is located in a convenient spot close to schools and shops and main roads, making it convenient and stress-free for the daily drop-off and pick-up.
Our goal is to provide a safe and happy environment for children, taking into account each child’s family, community and culture, we aim to build a sense of Belonging, Being and Becoming within the service.
We cater for children between the ages of two and five years. We have two rooms in the centre providing care for pre-kindy (2 – 3.5 years) and for pre-school (3.5 – 6 years).
Inside, all of the rooms - from Nursery to Kindergarten / Preschool - are all set up in line with an Early Years Learning Framework, with sensory and play based learning opportunities. Colourful, stimulating surrounds ensure the children have the chance to grow and develop through sensory, play-based learning; and we are focused on ensuring the children are ready to take that all important step up to school.
Communication between families and educators is an important aspect and our team of experienced, dedicated and qualified educators work in partnership with families to cater for each child’s individual needs.
This is made simpler through our intuitive Storypark platform, which along with parent nights, newsletters, daily catch-ups and emails, 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.
We encourage our families and community members to be active contributors and participants in our program and our centre. We welcome parent and community feedback so our centre can continually improve.
Outside, our playground areas are a balance of natural and manmade elements and play surfaces.
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. We provide hands on experience such as a vegetable garden, chickens and a water tank that children can access at any time.
Community is also a fundamental value for our centre. As such we participate and support a variety of community events such as, Australia’s biggest morning tea, Daffodil day, RSPCA, and we liaise with local schools in the area to help support children transition from pre-school to kindergarten. Our centre is part of SDN Beranga supporting children with Autism for the past two years.
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.
Come in and see for yourself how we can help give your child the best start in life – and give you peace of mind! We would love the chance to show you around.
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Marie Meilak Centre Director
Hi there! I’m Marie and I am the Centre Director of Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Oakhurst.
I have been working at Goodstart Oakhurst for 12 years and I have been the Director for the past eight years.
I have a Diploma of Childcare Studies. I have worked in the local area of Oakhurst for the majority of my career which has allowed me to become well known in the area and respected by many families in the community.
My vision for the centre is that all children will have the opportunity to participate in a learning environment that supports each child’s individual learning and development.
Through the relationships we build between our educators and families, we are able to deliver the highest standard of early learning experiences.
I am fortunate to work with a highly qualified and experienced team, whose passion for the industry and their roles therein is matched by a commitment to giving the children the highest quality learning experiences.
I look forward to working with you all and exploring how we can navigate through the early learning adventure.