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1 Hedley Place, PALMERSTON, 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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  • Nursery
  • Toddler
  • Preschool

About our centre

Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Palmerston is located about 20 minutes' drive from the Darwin CBD. We have convenient access to all the amenities of the Palmerston area and are close to the large Defence bases and new housing estates.
 
Our programming is based on the Early Years Learning Framework. Under the framework, children have the right to an opinion and are treated as individuals. This helps them grow and learn as they discover their own identity, and build self-esteem and self-confidence.

We believe that the children of today are the leaders of tomorrow, and strive to help each child become a well-rounded and healthy individual in both body and mind. Our centre plays an important role in the community and in the lives of our families, and we hope each family enjoys being part of our centre.

We have a great team of dedicated educators who ensure that the children's days at the centre are happy and enjoyable. A variety of educational experiences are provided daily for the children to grow and develop in all areas.

Inside, all of the rooms  - from Nursery to Kindergarten / Preschool - are all set up in line with an Early Years Learning Framework, with sensory and play based learning opportunities. Colourful, 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.
 
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 large natural outdoor yard includes a river bed rock pool, bike track, sandpit and swing area. Our play areas are inviting and fun with lots of shade to help beat the summer heat! Given our climate, we can enjoy the outdoors all year around.

Front of mind for our centre is working with the broader community to 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.

When you enrol at Goodstart Early Learning Palmeston, 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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Rebecca Jinkinson

Centre Director

My name is Rebecca Jinkinson and I am the Centre Director for Goodstart Early Learning Palmerston.

I was born in Australia and grew up locally in the Darwin area.

I hold a Diploma in Community Services - Children’s Services and am currently completing a Degree in Early Childhood.

I have worked in the childcare sector since 1999, in this time I have worked as an educator in in all rooms in working my way up in the industry to my current role as Centre Director.

I love working with children and believe in providing a warm, comfortable, relaxed learning environment where parents and children can feel a sense of belonging.

I look forward to working with you and your family.

Call us on 8932 4533, 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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