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Goodstart Fortitude Valley

A focus on outdoor learning led by an inclusive team.

We are located on the lands of the Turrbal peoples.
95 Brookes Street, FORTITUDE VALLEY, 4006, QLD
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6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Friday

Open every weekday of the year, except public holidays

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  • Nursery
  • Toddler
  • Kindergarten

About our centre

Welcome to Goodstart Early Learning Fortitude Valley

Our centre focuses on love, magic and learning from six weeks to school age. Led by a diverse and inclusive team, we pass on our values of caring for the planet with our strong outdoor learning program. 

If your child thrives in the outdoors and you value sustainability and diversity, our Family Services team can check what's available at Goodstart Fortitude Valley for you. Enter your contact details below, and we'll call you back with our vacancies.

At Goodstart Fortitude Valley our centre is dedicated to providing a nurturing and educational environment for children ages six weeks to school ageWe offer long daycare and kindergarten programs and play-based learning programsThese are a few reasosn we think our centre is pretty special: 

  • Our centre's a place of love, magic, patience, and inclusion. Our children come first, and child-educator relationships are everything! 

  • Our large, sweeping outdoor playgrounds connect us to nature all year long. We teach children how to care for our natural environment and the importance of creating a cleaner, better tomorrow. Our playgrounds have sandpits, mud kitchens, bike tracks, a train line viewing platforms and a natural creek bed with running water.  

  • Our team of over 30 educators come to us from all corners of the earth! We're a dicerse mix of educators and believe inclusion is for everyone; staff, families and children. 

  • We have plenty of onsite car parking for parents to use at drop off and pick up. 


If you're looking for early education and care for your family, we'll answer your questions below. Jump straight to the topic you need by selecting it, or keep scrolling to read them all.

Learn more about Goodstart Fortitude Valley

  • At Goodstart Fortitude Valley we believe in fostering a love of learning from an early age. Our curriculum is designed to cater to each child's individual needs, promoting cognitive, social, and emotional development through play-based learning activities.  

  • Our team of experienced and dedicated educators is committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and stimulating environment for children. With a focus on building strong, positive relationships, we go out of our way to see your child feel valued and supported every day.

  • Safety is our top priority and we look after our centres. They're intentionally designed to make the best use of our early learning resources and our settings are enriching and engaging. From spacious outdoor play areas to well-appointed learning spaces, we'll have many things that meet your child's interests and individual needs. 

  • If your child attends childcare with us, they can stay with us until they start school. At Goodstart Fortitude Valley we offer a government-assessed and approved kindergarten program. This curriculum is designed as a part of the Australian government's Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and it's delivered by bachelor-qualified early childhood teachers. This early education program applies across the country with school readiness in mind.  

  • At Goodstart, we believe all children deserve the best possible start in life, and that includes access to high-quality early childhood education and care. We offer the follwoing: 

    • Discounts on multiple days. 

    • All day sessions. 

    • Discounted shorter sessions. 

    • Discounts on combined outside school hours care (check with our centre director). 

    • Fee assistance programs for families. 

  • Children need to feel safe and supported to learn and grow, so we promote Key Educator relationships between our educators and children. Your child will have at least one Key Educator who takes them under their wing and really gets to know them. We keep families informed with regular updates on their child's progress and we welcome family involvement in our centre events and activities.  

  • See what makes Goodstart Early Learning Fortitude Valley the perfect choice for your family and book a tour to schedule a personalised centre visit.  

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Sandra Yin

Centre Director

Welcome to Goodstart Fortitude Valley! 

My name is Sandra Yin, and I have the honour of leading our vibrant and friendly community here in Fortitude Valley, on the land of the Turrbal people. With 11 years of experience in early childhood education and care, I'm deeply passionate about creating an environment where every child can thrive and discover their unique potential.

My background

I began my journey in New Zealand as a Teacher ‘in training’ which ignited my passion for early learning. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to complete my Bachelor of Education, work as a Head Teacher in New Zealand and move into Assistant Director and Centre Director roles before moving over to Australia.

My early childhood philosophy

I believe in learning through play and the power of natural environments. For me, it's all about rhythm over routine and following the child’s lead.

What I love most about Goodstart Fortitude Valley

Goodstart Fortitude Valley is special because of our relationships with families and our beautiful, natural outdoor environment. Every day, I'm inspired by the smiles, laughter, and learning that happen within our walls.

My commitment to you

As centre director, my door is always open to families. I'm here to ensure your child's experience with us is nurturing, educational, and fun. I believe in transparent communication and building partnerships with parents to support each child's journey.

Come and say 'Hi'

I look forward to welcoming you and your family to Fortitude Valley. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, or better yet, book a tour to see firsthand the wonderful environment we've created for our children. Together, we can make these early years enriching and memorable.


Warm regards,

Sandra Yin

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