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Goodstart Pooraka

124 Henderson Ave, POORAKA, 5095, SA
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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

Goodstart Pooraka is a small and homely childcare centre, licensed for 55 children and is located in the friendly community of Montague Farm, just off Montague Road. Our vision is to foster a culturally respectful and nurturing play based learning environment where children can feel safe, secure and supported to be themselves as they learn, laugh and play. Our families and educators are welcomed, respected and connected as part of a unique community providing children with the foundations for a positive future as they explore and discover in a caring and loving environment.
 
Our team of hard working educators at our Pooraka childcare centre are experienced, dedicated and know how important it is to nurture the unique personalities of each individual child. We strive to provide educational programs that cater to all the varying interests and needs of all children and keep detailed records in learning portfolios of all children who attend the service.
 
Our centre provides a Government Approved Pre-School Program during the school terms, run by our University Qualified Early Childhood Teacher. We also provide a complimentary bus service to local kindergartens for children who attend external kindergarten programs in the area.
 
Our centre provides up to 5 meals a day that are all nutritious, delicious and prepared fresh here daily. Educators encourage children to enjoy a range of physical activities each day including both active and passive experiences, depending on the needs and energy levels of children on each day.
 
We believe that childhood should be a time filled with wonder, laughter, learning and friendships. We hope you’ll come and see us and enjoy making your child’s early learning journey a unique, homely and educational experience.

When you enrol at Goodstart Early Learning Pooraka, 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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Lisa Bartlett

Centre Director

Hi, my name is Lisa Bartlett and I have been the Centre Director here at Goodstart Pooraka since May 2012.

I have worked for the organisation since 2002 and have had experience as an educator in all rooms and age groups whilst studying Early Childhood. After finishing my Diploma of Children’s Services in 2009, I worked as a Toddler Group Leader and developed my skills as a Director by working at other centres in Adelaide to gain further experience before taking on a position as a Director permanently. Moving into a Centre Director role was a goal of mine for some time as I see it as a unique opportunity to come to work every day and do something I am truly passionate about, providing the best education and care for the children and families in my community.

I believe wholeheartedly in “being there” for the children, my families and my team, making the early learning and care experience a rewarding, pleasant and fulfilling one for all involved.

Call us on 8262 4117, 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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