About Goodstart Oakleigh
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Oakleigh is located in a residential area in the heart of Oakleigh. It is close to various primary schools, public transport, the railway station, Oakleigh Shopping Centre and Oakleigh Market. We operate from two separate buildings, with parking available in the service lane located at the front of the centre.
Our first building houses the nursery room and toddler room. Our second building houses the kindergarten room. Each of the three age groups have their own landscaped playgrounds which promote children's gross motor and sensory skills. Our child care centre has a very comfortable, home-like environment.
Goodstart Oakleigh offers a funded kindergarten program with a highly qualified and talented kindergarten teacher.
Our educators provide weekly programs, all in line with the Early Years Learning Framework, which include various experiences covering all areas of development. These experiences allow children to make their own choices and provide challenging opportunities for growth. We also provide a 'play-based' learning program for children based on their interests, abilities and needs.
The majority of our educators are bilingual and have a great range of different cultural backgrounds. Our centre has a very low turnover and is staffed by enthusiastic, dedicated, and qualified educators that endeavour to provide positive and stimulating experiences for all children. We have recently implemented a ‘Key Educator Approach’ within our service to provide a better care for individual children and to allow for better communication with families.
We promote an open door policy, in which immediate and extended family can visit and participate in the centre. Our Storypark platform, as well as regular family nights and emailed newsletters, enable us to stay in close contact with parents and families, ensuring open and clear communication. This also means we can tailor each program to the child’s individual needs, interests and strengths – as well as the strong level of cultural diversity in our centre.
We also encourage family suggestions and input into the program at all times. Many families often come to the centre and share their skills and talents with the children.
We provide a nutritionally balanced, multicultural menu that is in line with the healthy diet pyramid and takes into consideration children's allergies, dietary needs and cultural requirements.
Goodstart Early Learning Oakleigh provides a special events calendar, in which the children and families take part in activities offered at the centre. Parents are also given the opportunity to attend parent teacher interviews and information evenings at the centre.
We would welcome the opportunity to meet you and your family and explore how we can support you on this early learning adventure.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
3 months to 18 months
18 months to 3 years
3 years to 5 years