About Goodstart Underdale
Call us on 08 8443 3453 to speak to our Centre Director, or click the 'Book a tour' button above to arrange a personalised tour.
Our modern, purpose-built centre provides much-needed care for local families. Featuring six large and spacious learning spaces that lead directly to the playground and a separate nursery sleep room, Goodstart Underdale is designed as a modern yet home-like, naturally inspired environment.
The playground is a nature-based design, with sensory gardens, mud kitchens, earth pits, dry creek beds leading to two large sandpits. The centre has a commercial kitchen with a servery to the outdoor dining area which allows our centre cook to serve and interact with our children and engage in cooking and preparing meals.
With a highly experienced and qualified team, our early learning programs cater to each child’s stage of development, from six weeks of age to Preschool-aged children. The curriculum is based on the Early Years Learning Framework and is tailored to your child’s individual interests.
Our family lounge is also available for our families to access during our opening hours - we welcome our families to take a moment to enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee.
Drop off and pick up car spaces are located right outside the centre’s doors for your convenience.
Meals are cooked onsite in our commercial kitchen by our Centre Cook and prepared fresh each day - meals include a light breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack.
We invite you to book a tour and take a look around, meet the team and explore how we can support your child’s early learning journey. We look forward to welcoming you and your family! (If the tour times available don’t suit you or your family’s commitments please contact us to organise a different time).
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We provide early learning & care to these groups:
Pre-Kindy 3-4 years
We're located at:
185 Holbrooks Road
Underdale SA 5032
Ph: 08 8443 3453
Closed (no charge for public holidays)
Claire Bordignon Centre Director
My name is Claire and I’m the Centre Director at Goodstart Underdale. I have been working in childcare for the past eleven years. I started out in an out of hours school care/holiday program at a primary school in which I was then accepted to be a teacher at a Montessori Centre. Shortly after this I moved to Victoria for six years where I worked my way up from a casual educator to a Centre Manager.
Whilst being a centre manager I have had the experience of working at a 186 place centre with over 56 amazing educators. I then moved back to Adelaide with my family and opened a brand new centre which was a totally different experience.
As an educator and a leader my main focus is my team and families within the centre. I feel the workplace is to be respectful, and comfortable. I constantly ask for feedback as a person to help me learn and constantly better myself and as a leader to ensure we are all feeling confident within the centre and everyone’s new ideas are heard, discussed and actioned (no idea is too big, no experience is too small). I like to build a family within my centre and the only way to do that is to be a part of the team and be honest with each other.
One of the most surprising things I have learnt throughout my time working in the early childhood industry, is how quickly children adapt to everything from new learning environments, to rhythms, to the transitions we have throughout the day and the room transitions we have throughout the year.
My families and Educators inspire me to be the leader I am today. I am able to constantly learn whilst helping my educators grow and invite new families to the Centre. I like to be able to adapt to everyone with in my Centre as I don’t believe one approach of leadership fits all – as everyone is a unique individual.
I believe one of the most rewarding parts of being an Early Childhood Educator is watching the children grow from infants right through to helping organise their graduation off to school! Building incredible and lasting relationships with families and children is one of the best parts of working within our profession.
In my free time I like to spend time with my partner Sebastian and our two-year-old boy Elijah. We like to go to parks, spend time walking along the beach and going on country drives.
I can’t wait to meet you and show you around our centre.
Call us on 8443 3453, or click the 'Book a tour' button above to arrange a personalised tour. If you’d like a tour outside of the offered tour times please contact me so that we can organise this for you.