Goodstart Early Learning - Childcare Centre Parafield Gardens
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Parafield Gardens is tucked in a convenient part of Parafield only 20 minutes from the centre of Adelaide.
Our 70-place centre provides care for three age groups – Nursery, Toddlers and Kindergarten / Preschool. We work with our families and partner with organisations throughout our community to develop a curriculum which is based around play, experience and routine, all in line with the Early Years Learning Framework.
We are also proudly part of the Enhancing Children’s Outcomes (EChO) program, offering out children and families services through speech pathologists and helping to meet the broader needs of children and families in our community.
Each of our three rooms are set up to promote stimulating, fun learning and outside we have wooden cubbies, garden beds, rainwater tanks, worm farms, vegetable gardens and all natural surrounds to help in teaching children about the natural environment and sustainability.
Lots of play and learning makes children hungry, so we offer the children breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack and our qualified cook prepares meals in our commercial kitchen, five days a week. We also supply nappies, sleep linen and sunscreen for the children during their stay with us. All of our educators have current first aid, mandatory notification training and a police clearance.
At Goodstart Early Learning Parafield Gardens, our educators are qualified with vast experience in early learning. They are warm, friendly, helpful, nurturing and very approachable.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our centre and showing you how we can work together to give your child the best possible start to a journey of lifelong learning.
Hello there! My name is Jody and I am the Centre Director at Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Parafield Gardens.
I have been working in the child care industry since 2000. I began as a casual assistant and have worked my way up to Centre Director during this time. I have an Advance Diploma in Children’s Services and throughout my career I have developed a philosophy that effective early learning makes a great difference in the lives of children and in the community as a whole.
I enjoying being a part of the children's lives and watching them progress through the developmental stages. I feel honoured to have the opportunity to assist and support families, and to be in a position that enables me to offer a caring, supportive and nurturing environment for each child to reach their full potential.
We believe in open and clear communication and through this, we develop lasting friendships with each family that comes to our child care centre.
I look forward to meeting you and working together to give your child the highest quality early learning experience.
Goodstart Parafield Gardens - Our natural outdoor learning environment.
Goodstart Parafield Gardens - Our natural outdoor environment for 2 to 5 year olds.
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We're located at:
121 Shepherdson Road, PARAFIELD GARDENS, SA, 5107