About Goodstart Rockingham
Goodstart Rockingham is located 47 km south-south-west of Perth on the Whadjuk and Binjareb land of the Nyoongar people.
Goodstart Early Learning Rockingham is a warm, welcoming centre that places emphasis on the natural environment. From learning environments flooded with natural light to spaces and a playground that provides opportunities for children to learn as they explore, discover, and imagine, Goodstart Rockingham holds a great appreciation and connection to its natural environments.
Providing opportunities to explore outcomes associated with creativity, initiative and resilience, the natural environments encourage children to take considered risks in decision making, develop friendships, conduct experiments and nurture wild imaginations. Our centre was assessed by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority and we received an overall rating of ‘Exceeding’. This process is a National Framework, which rates all Childcare Centres across Australia against the National Quality Standards.
Each learning environment has been designed with children at the forefront, with opportunities to explore, learn and grow in respectful ways. Our learning environments provide children opportunities and support throughout play to solve problems, make enquiries and engage in critical thinking. Our learning environments at Goodstart Rockingham are inspired by a holistic approach, where educators see children’s learning as interconnected and integrated. Goodstart Rockingham also places emphasis on the relationships between children, families and the community and highlights the importance of mutual, respectful relationships and partnerships for learning.
Our centre offers care for children from the age of six weeks up until five years as we celebrate, honour and welcome children, families and educators from a diverse range of nationalities. Educators at Goodstart Rockingham understand the importance of developing secure, respectful, and reciprocal relationships and we use a key educator approach in each of our rooms. Throughout nurturing and responsive relationships, educators create opportunities and moments for children to feel respected, valued and develop confidence. Our responsive and respectful learning relationships are strengthened over time as children and educators have the opportunity to learn together and share moments of respect, trust and decision making.
At Goodstart Rockingham we encourage healthy eating and our menus based on a whole food approach to nutrition offer a variety of meals that are sweetened by honey or maple syrup, have no added salt and flavoured by a wide range of herbs and spices.
Goodstart Rockingham delivers a high quality of care and provides an environment that enables young children to grow and learn comfortably, confidently and easily each day.
With our open door policy we welcome you to visit our child care centre and experience it for yourself.
We look forward to meeting you and your family at Goodstart Rockingham.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
We're located at:
41-43 Council Avenue
ROCKINGHAM WA 6168
Ph: 08 9527 1194
Closed (no charge for public holidays)
Hatice Terzi Centre Director
Hi, my name is Hatice Terzi and I am your new Centre Director at Goodstart Rockingham.
I am originally from Turkey but have been in Australia for 33 years. I have been working in the Early Childhood industry for many years, in various roles, which has helped me gain valuable knowledge and experience.
As a mother of 4 children I understand the needs and expectations of families. I look forward to working together with the community and the team at Rockingham to build trusting and respectful relationships where we can help support children’s emotional, social, physical and academic development.
I look forward to meeting and welcoming you all to our Goodstart Rockingham family.