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77 Lakeside Drive, Charles Darwin University, Brinkin, 0830, NT
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6:30am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday

Open every weekday of the year, except public holidays

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About our centre

Our 99 place early learning centre is located on the Charles Darwin University (CDU) campus in Darwin. The building is conveniently located on Lakeside Drive and provides care for children from six weeks to 6 years old from 6.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Our newly constructed centre features separate, naturally inspired learning spaces, each with direct access to our landscaped designed outdoor environment providing children with the opportunity to move freely between the indoor and outdoor. Our environments have been specifically designed to engage, challenge and excite the children throughout all of their developmental stages. Our servery area allows our cook to serve and engage with the children in cooking and preparing meals.

Using the Early Years Learning Framework to guide our education program and scaffold children’s learning, our educators are passionate and committed to providing nurturing and simulating early learning environment. With a strong commitment and focus to create a warm and welcoming community focused centre we look forward to building and maintaining meaningful and true relationships with all our families and children.  

When you enrol at Goodstart Early Learning CDU, you can expect:

•    State of the art facilities with exceptional learning environments
•    Passionate and highly trained teaching staff
•    School readiness and transition to school program
•    Child-centred, teacher guided learning framework
•    Holistic focus on the development of your child
•    Secure access with digital sign in and sign out kiosks
•    Access to Storypark – your child’s online learning portfolio
•    Onsite qualified cook creating fresh and nutritious meals daily, catering for all dietary requirements
•    Meals, nappies, wipes, cot linen and sunscreen provided with no extra charge
•    Onsite car spaces available for drop off and pick up located right outside the entrance.

We look forward to welcoming you to Goodstart Early Learning CDU.

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Monique Chambers

Centre Director

Hi everyone! My name is Monique. I've dedicated my career to being a fierce and passionate child advocate fostering opportunities for children to learn, thrive and celebrate their individual uniqueness.

Through 12 years of extensive experience across numerous roles I have developed deep understandings on all the multi-faceted aspects of the Early Childhood Education and Care sector.

I can't wait to meet you and get to know you all. Please feel free to pop in and say hello at any time!

I enrolled my twin boys at Goodstart Early Learning CDU over 6 months ago and I am thrilled to share my positive experience. This centre has proven to be an exceptional choice for my child's early education and development. Here are a few reasons why I highly recommend Goodstart Early Learning CDU: 1. Caring and Qualified Staff: The educators at Goodstart Early Learning CDU are not only highly qualified professionals but also genuinely caring individuals. They create a warm, inclusive, and nurturing environment for the children, allowing them to feel comfortable and secure in their surroundings. I am impressed by their dedication in fostering each child's unique talents and interests. 2. Comprehensive Early Learning Programs: Goodstart Early Learning CDU offers a well-rounded curriculum that focuses on holistic development. The programs are designed to support children's cognitive, physical, social, and emotional growth. They provide a range of engaging activities and experiences, including hands-on learning, group interactions, and outdoor play, which are essential for a child's development. 3. Safe and Stimulating Facilities: The centre boasts of excellent facilities and learning resources. The classrooms are bright, clean, and thoughtfully organized, creating an inviting atmosphere for learning. The outdoor play areas are spacious and equipped with age-appropriate equipment, allowing children to explore and engage in physical activities. Safety measures are a top priority, ensuring that parents can have peace of mind while their little ones are in the centre’s care. 4. Effective Communication and Parent Involvement: Goodstart Early Learning CDU maintains an open line of communication with parents. They provide regular updates on a child's progress, milestones achieved, and any concerns or achievements. The staff are always available to address any queries or discuss any aspect of your child's development. Additionally, they actively encourage and involve parents in their child's learning journey, fostering a strong parent-educator partnership. In conclusion, Goodstart Early Learning CDU has exceeded my expectations in providing a nurturing and stimulating environment for my child. The dedicated staff, comprehensive programs, safe facilities, effective communication, and community engagement make it an outstanding choice for early childhood education. I wholeheartedly recommend Goodstart Early Learning CDU to any parent seeking a quality early learning centre for their child's educational journey.

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