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, Angelina Fossano has been appointed as Centre Director (previously at The Crescent Early Learning Centre in Annandale) and Bachelor-qualified Teachers will lead each age group providing quality 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:
Angelina Fossano Centre Director
Hello, my name is Angelina Fossano and I am the Centre Director of Waranara Early Education Centre. I am a university qualified Primary School and Early Childhood Teacher with over 10 years’ experience working alongside children from 0-12. I am also a mother to a spirited little girl named Ally who has set me on the journey of motherhood and all that it encompasses.
In reflecting on the Aboriginal Gadigal word ‘Waranara’ meaning to seek, we value the children as being orchestrators of their own learning as they are confident, capable and have unlimited potential, thus always seeking to find out about their world. As early childhood professionals we will therefore support the children in their learning through guiding and facilitating their journey’s of discovery and meaningful inquiry, respectfully.
Our role is to therefore build partnerships with our families and the extensive Green Square community hub to make visible the multiple intelligences of the children entrusted into our care. As after all, they are our youngest and most creative citizens!
We look forward to building our Waranara community with our families and celebrating the adventure of the early years together.