The Family Handbook Early Learning | Goodstart

Your child's first five years are an exciting and challenging time.


From the day they are born to the day they start school, children grow at a truly remarkable rate, with more than 80% of their brain development taking place at this time. I know that choosing the right early learning and care environment for your child is one of the most important decisions you can make.

I want to extend a warm welcome to you and your family as you think about joining Goodstart, and I hope this handbook helps you make that decision with confidence. It has been designed to help you understand what to look for in a quality early learning and care centre, and to introduce you to many of the qualities Goodstart has to offer your child.

As you get to know more about us, you’ll come to see that Goodstart is much more than just our name. It’s the very essence of what we do. Our philosophy, our people, our commitment and our resources are all focused on helping give your child the very best possible start in life.

Our sense of community and mutual respect is very important to us at Goodstart, and we look forward to welcoming you and your family to be a part of it too.


Julia Davison
Chief Executive Officer