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19 Carrara Street, BENOWA, 4217, QLD
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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
  • Kindergarten

About our centre

Our Benowa Child Care Centre is located in a very friendly and central location on the Gold Coast, close to shops, schools and hospitals. We have spacious rooms allowing us to offer a variety of childcare and early learning educational activities.

Our large outdoor environment gives children plenty of space to run around, ride bikes and explore a multitude of learning experiences. The playground looks out to a large, quiet parkland which enhances the peace and serenity of the child care centre. 

Our centre’s goals are to give children a sense of self-worth by helping them develop at their own individual pace while learning basic life skills. We aim to create an environment where the children will feel confident and secure enough to explore and grow.  

We believe that play enables children to make sense of their environment and is the essential ingredient in our kindergarten program. Play is not only a child's unique way of learning about their world, but also their way of learning about themselves and how they fit into their world. It builds on familiar knowledge and deepening their understanding through the recurring cycle of learning that is essential to development. 

Our educators pride themselves on delivering a learning experience like no other including emotional development, physical development, language skills, cognitive development and social development. They work hard to ensure children build strong and meaningful relationships with both peers and teachers. 

At Goodstart Early Learning Benowa your child will experience learning activities and play in group settings. We also offer individualised programs for the children. We observe and plan experiences to enhance your child's natural abilities and learning. We provide high quality care and education, and extracurricular activities such as dancing, gardening, tennis and computer skills. 

We thrive on our involvement with families, allowing them to join us in our activities and celebrating special occasions. Each child receives a scrapbook of photos and artwork they have done throughout the year. Our families enjoy coming together at our Christmas party to celebrate the end of each year. Child care is not intended to replace parental care, but to enhance the child's life experience while separated from the parents. We are committed to promoting and supporting all aspects of a child's growth in an atmosphere of respect.

Your child is an individual who is an integral member of a group, and whose uniqueness is acknowledged and appreciated by everyone here at Goodstart Early Learning Benowa.

We would love to see you, so come in and see the centre and explore the possibilities for your child!

Louise Lappeman

Centre Director

My name is Louise Lappeman and I am proud to have been the Centre Director at Goodstart Benowa since September 2005. I completed my Advanced Diploma through the National Institute of Early Childhood Education in 2008.

I first started at this child care centre, in Benowa, in 1994 and since then have enjoyed working with all age groups and staff in the early learning, kindergarten and preschool environments. I pride myself on having the centre feel welcoming and inviting to all members of our community.

I believe early childhood is a time to learn about life. It is a journey of adventure and discovery, a time for fun and laughter and a time for children to develop their own understandings of the world and their place in it.

My personal philosophy is based around the family being a fundamental unit of society. In the position I hold as a child care worker I believe in recognising the importance of a warm, friendly and caring environment, which reflects individual and cultural diversity for everyone. Each and every child is individual with unique needs.

I aim to provide loving, nurturing and quality child care, for the Benowa community, in a safe and hygienic environment.

Being an integral part of our positive team allows me to help develop a stimulating and challenging early learning program. This program exposes the children to a creative experience that will allow them to gain self-esteem and a concept of their self that is vital to their individually and self-respect.

I believe by constantly reviewing the program the children will participate in age appropriate activities that will fulfil all areas of development.

By respecting regulations I am able to continue to provide a safe and healthy environment where we hope to help grow happy and secure children and adults of the future.

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