About Goodstart Payneham
At Goodstart Payneham, as a centre we strive to build trusting relationships with all our families and children and offer high quality care. Goodstart Payneham offers an educational program in all four rooms, which is reflected upon weekly and implemented for all children following their interests, incorporating intentional teaching and developing all children’s abilities, needs and interests. Physical development, music and movement, sustainability and cultural awareness are other areas which are programmed weekly for children to engage in.
We have a calendar of events at the centre which is incorporated throughout the year. Children and families are encouraged to join in on these special days: Crazy hair day, Pyjama day, Family day, Graduation, Genes for Jeans day, and so many more.
The Universal Access program is offered to the kindy children at the centre for extracurricular activities, incursions/excursions, and to purchase new experiences for the room. At the centre we also offer two extracurricular activities to develop children’s hand eye coordination, physical ability and following instructions: a soccer and a tennis program. A dance class is also offered to the 2-3 year olds called “Happy Feet”, the children really enjoy music and movement.
Music Monday is also offered, where the nursery and kindy children engage in a musical morning together, building relationships and working together.
A nutritional menu is offered at the centre with an onsite cook, where children also engage in cooking their own meals for the day. Children engage in cooking activities, incorporating a variety of different cultural recipes into their MasterChef Classes.
In the Pre-Kindy and Kindy rooms we have degree qualified Pre-School Teachers preparing the children with pre reading and writing skills for the transition to school. The continuity of educators at the centre shows dedication to their job. Many educators have been at the centre for 10 years and more. Nothing beats familiar faces every day.
We would love for you to come in and meet our wonderful team, explore each room, and to see how much our Centre can offer you and your family.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
Pre-Kindy 3-4 years