About Goodstart Thornton
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Thornton is nestled in the housing estate of Somerset Park in Thornton with many families living in the local area. It is a 64 place centre catering for children aged six weeks to five years.
With highly qualified and experienced staff, the centre provides an excellent preschool program. Our curriculum - based on the Early Years Learning Framework - encourages development in all areas including technology, with a prowise board and ipads to support the learning in our preschool rooms.
Inside, all of the rooms - from Nursery to Kindergarten / Preschool - are all set up in line with an Early Years Learning Framework, with sensory and play based learning opportunities. Colourful, stimulating surrounds ensure the children have the chance to grow and develop through sensory, play-based learning.
Our operating hours cater for working families and non-working families alike. We encourage and enjoy parent involvement in our programs, both day to day and at special events.
Our Storypark platform, as well as regular family nights 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, we have two yards set up with a balance of natural and manmade elements, with lots of shade, vege patch, worm farm, water trough, lots of trees and open space.
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 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 would welcome the opportunity to meet you and your family and explore how we can support you on this early learning adventure.
We provide early learning & care to these groups: