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Goodstart Haberfield

25 Rogers Avenue, HABERFIELD, 2045, NSW
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7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday

Open every weekday of the year, except public holidays

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  • Nursery
  • Toddler
  • Preschool

About our centre

Goodstart Early Learning Centre Haberfield is situated in a quiet, suburban street with leafy surroundings; a residential setting close to local schools and shops as well as transport routes. The centre is heritage listed with original features both inside and out. Each room has high ceilings and large windows allowing natural sunlight into each area.

At Goodstart Haberfield children are central to everything we do. We believe children have the right to access quality education and care through a supportive and engaging environment.

Language, literacy, STEM are embedded into our curriculum, through a play-based learning approach. Educators support children’s interests and development through scaffolding and Vygotsky’s Zone of proximal development. Children’s voices are used as a guide to support their individual needs and routines through transition and experiences that sustain shared thinking.

The majority of our staff have been at the centre for over four years and come from various cultural backgrounds.

Having been in operation since 1963, our centre is well established in Haberfield and the surrounding suburbs with a lot of families returning with younger siblings and referring us to others.

Inside, all of the rooms  - from Nursery to Preschool - are all set up in line with an Early Years Learning Framework, with sensory and play based learning opportunities. Natural and stimulating surrounds ensure the children have the chance to grow and develop through enquiry and play-based learning.
 
Our Storypark platform and emailed newsletters, 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. 

At the back of our centre we have two large playgrounds equipped with sand pits, fixed equipment, herb gardens, space for movable activities and our very own Art Studio. Areas are well shaded with established trees and shade sails where required.

We have a qualified cook who cooks fresh, healthy and nutritious meals for the children each day. The centre provides all meals during the day, including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack. 

Art and music experiences are provided on a daily basis which allow the children to freely express their creativity through multiple mediums.
We believe strongly in supporting our community, our families and our children. We have even adopted a Tiger called Terence.

We look forward to meeting you and your family soon! Come in and meet the team, take a tour and see how we can work together to give your child the best possible start in life.

Marie Routsis

Centre Director

I have been working with children since 1998 completing my diploma in 1999. I have also completed my Bachelor in Early Education. I am a mother of two boys, who keep me on my toes. I am multilingual and speak, read, and write both Greek and English.

I have had a love of children ever since I can remember making my career path one of the easiest decisions I had to make. I believe every child, every family and every situation is unique. I believe every child has the right to be heard, the right to play, the right to live and right to learn.

It is my desire as an educator to assist the children to reach their fullest potential and becoming the best person they can be. I believe children learn and develop through play and their natural curiosity.

I am committed to providing children and their families a loving, caring and nurturing environment which is warm, welcoming and inviting. I acknowledge that parents and carers are the greatest of teachers and encourage and respect their input.

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