About Goodstart Wangaratta Murdoch Road
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care centre Wangaratta – Murdoch Road is located on the eastern side of town on Murdoch Road. We are situated close to shops and schools with easy access for local country towns such as Oxley, Milawa, Moyhu and Whitfield.
Our friendly staff have qualifications including Certificate III in Children's Services, Diploma of Children's Services and Bachelor of Education. A number of our staff have been employed here since we opened in 2005 and have developed into a very strong team. Staff place great importance on the needs of each child and their respective families.
Our play based, stimulating curriculum is based on the Early Years’ Learning Framework and our rooms – from Nursery to Kindergarten / Preschool – are all geared with this in mind. We also develop colourful, engaging programs accounting for each child’s individual interests, needs and strengths; and with each step we are ensuring the children are ready to take the big step into schooling.
This is made simpler through our intuitive Storypark platform, which enables us to maintain consistent and clear communications with families. That means we are better placed to support a child in their learning journey, ensure parents have peace of mind, and time stamp the children’s developments, milestones and achievements.
Outside, our playground areas are a balance of natural and manmade elements and play surfaces – with sandpits, open play areas, vege patch, trees, digging patches, undercover areas and lots of shade. 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 provide a healthy and nutritious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea cooked on site in our kitchen by our qualified centre cook. Breakfast is available for children who arrive early and a late snack is provided for those children who attend until closing.
During the year we host a number of special event days including favourite colour day, crazy hair day, pajama day, sports day, etc. We also encourage families to drop in anytime and to participate in 'seeing what I do' days, grandparent days and the Christmas party at the end of the year.
Art and music experiences – as well as extra-curricular activities - are provided on a daily basis which allow the children to freely express their creativity.
Drop in and say hello! We would love to make you and your family welcome and the centre and discuss how we can start your child on a journey of lifelong learning.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
Pre-Kinder 3-4 years