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Goodstart Carlton

1-3 Planthurst Road, CARLTON, 2218, NSW
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7:30am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday

Open every weekday of the year, except public holidays

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  • Toddler
  • Preschool

About our centre

Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Carlton is a beautiful heritage-listed building located close to residential and industrial areas, convenient to shops, schools and transport routes. 
We cater to 59 children each day and we have been operating as a child care centre for more than 20 years. With a range of ages and experience – and educators who have been at the centre more than 20 years – we are focused on providing the highest quality care for children. 
Inside, all of the rooms  - from Toddlers to Preschool - are all set up in line with an Early Years Learning Framework, with sensory and play based learning opportunities. Natural, stimulating surrounds ensure the children have the chance to grow and develop through sensory, play-based learning; and we are focused on ensuring the children are ready to take that all important step up to school. 
Our Storypark platform, as well as strong relationships with our families, enable us to stay in close contact with parents and families, ensuring open and clear communication. This also means we can tailor each program to the child’s individual needs, interests and strengths – as well as the strong level of cultural diversity in our centre. 
Outside, we have age appropriate play spaces and equipment, all geared to enhance the children’s awareness of their surrounds and the greater environment, as well as their understanding of the importance of sustainability. Our playgrounds have a beautiful balance of natural elements, and include sandpits, vegetable patches, worm farm, water tank and lots of shade.  We even have a pet turtle and a community garden! 
A major focus for our centre is how working with the broader community can help us enrich the children’s learning experience. 
Through visits to the centre as well as excursions and participation in community events, we are able to deepen the relationship between the centre and the community, while teaching the children about being a contributing and active member of society.  Our families are always welcome, and we hold regular opportunities for family involvement such as Mother's, Father's and Grandparent's Day, Sports Day's, ‘Big School Play Date’, Book Fairs and End of Year Concerts. 
Come in and see for yourself how we can help give your child the best start in life – and give you peace of mind! We would love the chance to show you around. 


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Danielle Malone

Centre Director

Hi there! My name is Danielle and I am the Centre Director here at Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Carlton.

I have been in the early learning and child care sector since 1995 and have worked at this centre for more than 20 years; the past 13 of which were as Centre Director.

I have a Bachelor of Teaching and I am passionate about providing a child care centre that is safe, hygienic and fosters learning for all children, families and educators.

For me, it is all about making sure every child has access to the highest standard in early learning, while ensuring families are supported throughout the process.

We are building the foundations of lifelong learning and that is best achieved through strong genuine relationships and an environment where everyone feels welcome, accepted and secure.

I am proud of the experienced and highly-qualified team I work with, and their commitment to providing early learning to an excellent standard.

We warmly welcome new families, so please stop by! We would love to explore how we can support you and your child on their pathway to lifelong learning.

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