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Goodstart Box Hill Canterbury Road

We're welcoming and consistent, so you feel valued and included.

We are located on the lands of the Wurundjeri people.
974 Canterbury Road, BOX HILL, 3128, VIC
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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 Box Hill - Canterbury Road.


At Goodstart Box Hill Canterbury Road, our centre is dedicated to providing a nurturing and educational environment for children from birth weeks to school aged 

We offer long daycare and kindergarten programs and our play-based learning programs are designed to promote:   

  • A child’s natural sense of enquiry  

  • Literacy, numeracy and social skills 

  • Creativity, problem solving and resilience 

These are all critical skills needed for school and life. Quality play-based learning gives children hands-on exploration of the world around them. 


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 Box Hill - Canterbury Road

  • We believe the quality of care, education, resources and educators is evident from the moment that you enter our doors. Our families often tell us how welcome they feel in our centre, and how excited they are to offer their children the opportunity to grow and learn as part of our play-based program.

  • Our Key educator relationships help children form secure attachments. Educators work closely with smaller groups and individual children to better understand each child. These relationships lead to improved outcomes for children as we foster more communication between families and educators. 

  • Our purpose-built centre began operating with just four rooms back in the 1990's and was extended to include a further two rooms nearly eight years ago. Catering for children from birth to school age, we provide early education and Kindergarten to over two hundred families each week. 

    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. We have three play areas with sandpits, veggie patches, cubbyhouse, fort, undercover deck and lots of shade and space to run! 

    We have a qualified cook who cooks fresh, healthy and nutritious meals for the children each day. The centre provides all meals during the day, including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack.  

  • Yes we offer a state approved funded kindergarten program.

  • 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: 

    • Discounts on multiple days 

    • All day sessions 

    • Discounted shorter sessions 

    • Discounts on combined Before School and After School Care (applicable centres only) 

    • Fee assistance programs for families 

  • Families in our area comprise of many cultures and economic positions. Our centre works with other services in the region to meet the diverse needs of all families, and support children to find their own identity within their community. Through everyday conversations, our parent notice boards, pockets, information nights and e-mail communication, we share information about opportunities for support, resources and activities and networking. 

    Our Storypark platform, as well as regular family nights and emailed newsletters, enable us to stay in close contact with parents and families, ensuring open and clear communication. This also means we can tailor each program to the child’s individual needs, interests and strengths – as well as the strong level of cultural diversity in our centre.

  • Click here to book your tour or call our Family Services team to find out more on 1800 222 543

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Kate Chedgey

Centre Director

My name is Kate Chedgey, I am the Centre Director here at Goodstart Box Hill Canterbury Road.

Welcome to Goodstart Box Hill - Canterbury Road

My name is Kate Chedgey, and I have the honour of leading our friendly, warm and inviting community here in Goodstart Box Hill - Canterbury Road, on the land of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people. With 24 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 as a casual educator, which ignited my passion for early learning. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to work as an Assistant Director and Centre Director while changing with the industry standards.

My early childhood philosophy

I believe in the importance of consistency of care for children and families. For me, it's all about building strong meaningful relationships and supporting the community.

What I love most about Goodstart Box Hill - Canterbury Road

Goodstart Box Hill - Canterbury Road is special because consistency, retainment of staff and diversity. 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 Goodstart Box Hill - Canterbury Road. 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,

Kate Chedgey

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