About Goodstart Rowville Liberty Avenue
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Rowville - Liberty Avenue is located in the quiet back streets of Rowville next to Liberty Avenue medical centre and behind Heany Park primary school.
Our educators are qualified and committed to providing engaging and educational programs for all children.
We believe that children learn through play and exploration, you can see this through our programs that are delivered and influenced by the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standard.
Our aim is to provide each child with the support, nurture and guidance to ensure that they have a positive and exciting time with us and most importantly feel safe and secure in their environment. Colourful, stimulating surrounds ensure the children have the chance to grow and develop through sensory, play-based learning; and we are focused on ensuring the children are ready to take that all important step up to school.
Outside, we have age appropriate play spaces and equipment, all geared to enhance the children’s awareness of their surrounds and the greater environment, as well as their understanding of the importance of sustainability. This is brought to life with a variety of manmade and natural elements including sandpits, a picnic table, water trough, slides, outdoor kitchen, mud kitchen, herb and vege patches, worm farms, a fort with slides, and lots of shade.
We pride ourselves on delivering enjoyable learning experiences and a variety of extra-curricular programs. Our main aim is to ensure all children have a productive and positive experience while they are at our service. We want every child to go home with a smile on their face and a lasting memory of their time here.
Our child care center has a cook who is very much loved for all her yummy and nutritional lunches. Our four week rotating menu is often revised according to the children, families and the ‘Healthy together Knox’ team of professionals. Our infants have the best of both worlds’ having fresh puréed vegetables and the choice of the warm lunch which is served every day.
Throughout the year we have a variety of incursions including experiences and through visits to the centre as well as excursions and participation in community events, we are able to deepen the relationship between the centre and the community. This helps teach the benefits of contributing and being an active member of society.
We offer a kindergarten program that will assist children to prepare for school. We give them a strong foundation for successful learning. We view play based learning as the foundation for long life learning. The program allows for flexibility to accommodate each child’s individual strengths, interests and stages of development daily, allowing for current interests to be extended on. The program is to meet the cognitive, social, emotional, physical and language needs and interests for each child with key learning areas evident throughout our program.
We warmly welcome new families, so please stop by! We would love to support you and your child on their pathway to lifelong learning.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
0 to 18months old
18months 2 and a half
Pre Kinder 2 and a half to 3 and a half
Kinder 3 and a half to 5
Kara Williams Centre Director
Hello, my names Kara Williams and I am the Centre Director for Goodstart Liberty Avenue, Rowville.
During my personal journey, I have been involved in an early childhood environment for 11 years. It is my passion, pride and joy.
I have been here at Rowville, Liberty Avenue for 6 years. During my journey I started as a casual educator that was in each room. I then progressed to a room leader in our Toddler room for 4 years. During this time our centre went through assessment and rating and received EXCEEDING in all areas. I then progressed into the 2ic role at the end of 2016 to where I am today, a Centre Director.
I strongly uphold that every child deserves the right to self- esteem a feeling of “I belong” and “I am valued”. When children feel worthwhile and valued they are far more likely to value and consider others as they go through life.
Under my guidance and care children will feel heard, respected, cherished and supported. I believe that children learn so much about the world, themselves and their peers from exploration of play in their early childhood.
My objective is to provide the children, families and educators with safe, inclusive, caring and loving environment, where I will acknowledge their achievements and support them through their time here.