About Goodstart Preston
Goodstart Early Learning Preston is a licensed 99 place early learning centre, situated in a prime location near High Street Preston and within walking distance of Regent Railway Station.
We have many qualified, highly experienced and friendly educators that have been with our centre for many years and are here to help with any enquiries you may have. They are dedicated to providing professional, personal and high quality care to the children and their families in a warm and nurturing environment.
We provide fun and educational programs – all based on the Early Years Learning Framework - that encourage and enhance children in all key areas of learning. Children are provided with a diverse range of cultural experiences and our educators encourage an inclusive environment. We have a Parent Involvement Policy where we appreciate parent input and involvement within our child care centre. Our Early Childhood Teacher provides a funded kindergarten program for children aged 4-5 years, Monday - Friday.
Our Storypark platform, as well as annual parent/educator conferences 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.
Outside, our playground areas are a balance of natural and manmade elements and play surfaces – with a Balinese Hut, large climbing frames, sandpits, cubby houses, vege patches with compost, outdoor decking, a slide and lots of shade.
We offer a weekly sports program called 'Active Kidz', who provide a variety of ball sports for our 4-5 year kinder children. We also have 'Adventure Dance' who provide a music and movement program for all age groups.
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 have 'Lil Sprouts' sustainability program that visits our service monthly and assists with incorporating sustainable practices within our service.
All meals are prepared on site by our qualified cook who uses tasty, fresh and nutritional ingredients – just the thing to keep hungry tummies satisfied.
Community is also important to us and through visits to the centre and participation in events and activities throughout the year we are able to enrich the learning experience. Art and music experiences are provided on a daily basis which allow the children to freely express their creativity.
We warmly welcome new families, so please stop by! We would love to explore how we can support you and your child on their pathway to lifelong learning.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
Pre-Kinder 3-4 years
Hayley Greeves Centre Director
Hi there! My name is Hayley. I work closely alongside Kate, my fellow centre director at Goodstart Early Learning Preston.
As an Early Childhood educator I believe in providing children with an environment that is safe, nurturing and inclusive of all cultures and family types.
I have many years of experience in the early learning and child care sectors and I currently hold my Diploma in early childhood.
I believe in providing opportunities for children to learn through play with experiences that extend on their own interests.
I believe working collaboratively with families benefits each child's development and I will endeavour to build relationships and support each families parenting styles.
I am fortunate to work alongside 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.
We would welcome the opportunity to meet you and your family and explore how we can support you on this early learning adventure.
Kate Malcomson Centre Director
Hi, my name is Kate. I work closely alongside Hayley, my fellow centre director at Goodstart Early Learning Preston.
I have been in the childcare industry for 14 years. Throughout my time in the industry I have been fortunate enough to work with all age groups from 6 weeks-6 years. After four years of being a senior educator I then took on the role as Centre Director at Preston Goodstart 10 years ago.
Throughout my time as Centre Director I have been given the opportunity meet and form great relationships with many families along with watching all the children grow and develop new skills.
We have a great team of dedicated educators within our service who are passionate about children’s learning and development and this reflects throughout our centre.