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Goodstart Darwin Airport

1 Charles Eaton Drive, MARRARA, 0800, NT
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6:00am 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 Child Care Centre Darwin Airport is located in a convenient and easy-to-find pocket of the city area, close to a major shopping complex, amenities and community services.

We pride ourselves on the happy atmosphere that we create with our friendly educators. You can feel it as soon as you walk through the front door. The location is very central and we have families from the city and from down the track attending our service.

Our play based, stimulating curriculum is based on the Early Years’ Learning Framework and our rooms – from Nursery to Kindergarten / Preschool – are all geared with this in mind. We also develop colourful, engaging programs accounting for each child’s individual interests, needs and strengths; and with each step we are ensuring the children are ready to take the big step into schooling.
Outside, our playground areas are a balance of natural and manmade elements and play surfaces – with many and varied areas and equipment pieces for the children to enjoy. We have carefully designed and planned spaces to encourage a stronger understanding of the environment and sustainability – while giving children the scope to explore, play and let their imaginations roam.

When you enrol at Goodstart Early Learning Darwin Airport, you can expect:

•    High quality 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

We invite you to book a tour and take a look around, meet the team and explore how we can support your child’s early learning journey. We look forward to welcoming you and your family! (If the tour times available don’t suit you or your family’s commitments please contact us to organise a different time).

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Donna Giles

Centre Director

My name is Donna and I am the Centre Director at Goodstart Darwin Airport. I am from Ipswich, QLD and have been living in Darwin since January 2017.

I have been working within the Early Childhood Industry since I was 17. I am a proud Aunty to 7 beautiful nieces and nephews and 1 great nephew. I have no children of my own, however, the many children I have cared for over my 25+ year career has very much satisfied my nurturing side.

After finishing school, I volunteered at the local community childcare centre and was soon offered a traineeship for an assistant role. Over the 17 years of working there, I worked my way through to the Director role. Here is where I was taught the power of team work and importance of relationships. I am blessed to have worked with staff who were all long term, taking over as Director from my mentor Barbara who was the centre Nurse/Director for 36 years.

Working with children is what I was born to do and I have been fortunate to have experience in long day care, family day care and OSHC and to this day have maintained many friendships with some of the children and families that I cared for.

Professionally I love mentoring and supporting those I work with. I very much am a team member and value the input of not only the staff I work with, but the families, children and community as well. Establishing and maintaining relationships is of the utmost importance to me as well as providing high quality care for the children.

I look forward to meeting you!

Call us on 8947 9322, or click the 'Book a tour' button above to arrange a personalised tour. If you’d like a tour outside of the offered tour times please contact me so that we can organise this for you.

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