About Goodstart Waranara Early Education Centre
Waranara Early Education Centre, located at the former South Sydney Hospital site opened in September 2018.
Our purpose-built centre provides 74 much needed places for children in the Green Square precinct. Waranara is a Gadigal word meaning ‘to seek’. The name recognises Sydney’s traditional custodians and highlight’s the centre’s focus on early learning and play.
The child care centre is architecturally designed, with modern and naturally inspired early learning spaces that are custom-built for early education. The single-level building provides direct access for children to explore the outdoor playgrounds that include a kitchen and digging patch as well as water and sand play.
A highly experienced educator, Tanya Elsinger has been appointed as Centre Director and qualified teachers will lead each age group, providing early learning for all children.
Waranara Early Education Centre provides affordable care with priority access offered to children with additional support needs, children from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, children from low income families and children who speak a language at home other than English.
We look forward to welcoming you to Waranara Early Education Centre.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
We're located at:
3 Joynton Avenue
Zetland NSW 2017
Ph: 02 9663 2238
Closed (no charge for public holidays)
Tanya Elsinger Centre Director
Welcome! My name is Tanya and I am the Centre Director here at Goodstart Waranara.
I have a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching and have been working with children 0-5 years since 2008 across Australia, New Zealand, France and England.
I am passionate about children learning life skills through their play and believe early childhood is a unique time that should not be rushed. I view all children as capable beings and am committed to Goodstart Early Learning’s mission to provide every child with the learning, development and wellbeing outcomes they need for life.
Within Waranara, relationships and social connections amongst children, families and educators are one of our core values, as children learn the most from those they are closest with.
Our experienced, diverse and caring team of educators invite you to come visit our centre and see for yourself how we can be an extension of your family and a part of your child’s learning journey.