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Goodstart Underdale

185 Holbrooks Road, Underdale, 5032, 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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About our centre

Call us on 08 8443 3453 to speak to our Centre Director, or click the 'Book a tour' button above to arrange a personalised tour.​
 

Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre at Underdale opened in 2019. Our newly constructed centre features six separate, naturally inspired learning spaces, each with direct access to our landscaped designed outdoor environment providing children with the opportunity to move freely between the indoor and outdoor. Our environments have been specifically designed to engage, challenge and excite the children throughout all of their developmental stages. 

We provide high quality education and care for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. Using the Early Years Learning Framework to guide our education program and scaffold children’s learning, our educators are passionate and committed to providing nurturing and simulating early learning environment. With a strong commitment and focus to create a warm and welcoming community focused centre we look forward to building and maintaining meaningful and true relationships with all our families and children.  

When you enrol at Goodstart Early Learning Underdale, you can expect:

•    State of the art facilities with exceptional 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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After looking at a number of centres, I finally found one I fell in love with. I was super anxious about leaving my 4.5mth old in care, but the team at Underdale have made the transition so easy and comfortable. All staff have gone above and beyond to help our little girl and we are so thankful for the love and time they give her :)
Lisa
I like that it’s an educational based facility with the small ratio of children and wonderful teachers and exposes your child to different aspects of learning through sensory and play. Ever since enrolling my kid I’ve seen many improvements. This place is great.The classrooms were clean and the toys looks all new. Great playground with which is really nice and different from other preschools. All my questions were kindly answered and when I thought of more questions at a later time, they were happy to answer them too! I would really recommend this place to everyone with little ones.
Mohit

Claire Bordignon

Centre Director

My name is Claire and I’m the Centre Director at Goodstart Underdale. I have been working in childcare for the past eleven years. I started out in an out of hours school care/holiday program at a primary school in which I was then accepted to be a teacher at a Montessori Centre. Shortly after this I moved to Victoria for six years where I worked my way up from a casual educator to a Centre Manager.

Whilst being a centre manager I have had the experience of working at a 186 place centre with over 56 amazing educators. I then moved back to Adelaide with my family and opened a brand new centre which was a totally different experience.

As an educator and a leader my main focus is my team and families within the centre. I feel the workplace is to be respectful, and comfortable. I constantly ask for feedback as a person to help me learn and constantly better myself and as a leader to ensure we are all feeling confident within the centre and everyone’s new ideas are heard, discussed and actioned (no idea is too big, no experience is too small). I like to build a family within my centre and the only way to do that is to be a part of the team and be honest with each other.

One of the most surprising things I have learnt throughout my time working in the early childhood industry, is how quickly children adapt to everything from new learning environments, to rhythms, to the transitions we have throughout the day and the room transitions we have throughout the year.

My families and Educators inspire me to be the leader I am today. I am able to constantly learn whilst helping my educators grow and invite new families to the Centre. I like to be able to adapt to everyone with in my Centre as I don’t believe one approach of leadership fits all – as everyone is a unique individual.

I believe one of the most rewarding parts of being an Early Childhood Educator is watching the children grow from infants right through to helping organise their graduation off to school! Building incredible and lasting relationships with families and children is one of the best parts of working within our profession.

In my free time I like to spend time with my partner Sebastian and our two-year-old boy Elijah. We like to go to parks, spend time walking along the beach and going on country drives.

I can’t wait to meet you and show you around our centre.

Call us on 8443 3453, 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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