About Goodstart Pacific Pines
Goodstart Pacific Pines is conveniently located across the road from the Pacific Pines Primary School and next door to Pacific Pines High school. We have a large off road car park and are on the local bus route which makes pick-up and drop-off stress-free.
Opening in November 2001, our centre was the first child care centre in Pacific Pines and we have been servicing the needs of the local community with high quality care since then. We cater for children from 6 weeks to 5 years and operate a Baby Centre (6 weeks - 2 years) and a Main Centre (2 - 5 years). We have provided care to hundreds of families, who come from a variety of backgrounds in the Pacific Pines area and are able to assist families integrate into the local community.
What ages does Goodstart pacific Pines cater for?
We cater for children aged from six weeks to five years. Nursery to Kindergarten.
What are the operating hours?
We are open from 6.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday, 52 weeks a year. We're not open on weekends or public holidays (and public holidays are not charged).
Do the children receive meals?
Yes, at no extra cost, we provide morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, and a late snack comprising of a 6 week rotational menu. As well as fresh purée for infants. A nutritious diet is vital for children’s development, so we make sure to provide meals that give children all the nutrients and energy they need. Children love to eat together, so the meal times at the centre are always fun!
Are nappies provided?
Yes, we do provide huggies nappies and wipes at no extra cost to families.
What is a key educator?
Key Educator Relationship give families and children, one or two people in the centre who are deeply connected to the child, their development and their specific needs.
For families, this means they always have a ‘go to’ person in the centre to discuss their child, ask questions or raise concerns while for children, key educators help to form strong and secure relationships which are essential for learning and well-being.
Are your staff qualified?
Yes, all our staff hold an equivalent to Certificate III or Diploma in Children Service, we also have a Bachelor Qualified Early Childhood Teacher in the Kindergarten Room (which runs a Government approved Kindergarten Program).
Why is early learning important?
Research shows us that children who start ahead tend to stay ahead. Significant differences in children's development are evident by age two and have a tendency not to close over time. The early years provide the foundation for the rest of a child's life.
How do I enrol at Goodstart Pacific Pines?
Our Centre Director Jennifer, invites you to take a tour of the centre first so you can see where your child will be cared for and to ensure you are comfortable with your decision.
She will then provide you with an enrolment pack that contains everything you need to know about the centre, information we need from you about your child for example their routine, as well as a quote for your daily fees.
We encourage you to ask as many questions as you like, we are here to support both you and your child. Please stay for a play and get to know the educators and get a feel for our centre.
We understand what’s important when you’re looking for childcare: a nurturing, stimulating, safe environment, with caring, qualified early learning professionals. It’s all about ‘the vibe’ when you walk into the centre – a certain happy, busy-calm balance. It isn’t always an easy decision to use childcare in the first place. It’s an emotional time for you and your child – we understand and we’re here to help.
You are always welcome to come back for playdates to help your transition and get to settle in, before making a decision or starting enrolment. We have an open door policy and parents are always welcome to visit or call.
We look forward to meeting you and your family.
We provide early learning & care to these groups: