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Box Hill Whitehorse Road

1056-1058 Whitehorse Road, BOX HILL, 3128, VIC
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7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday

Open every weekday of the year, except public holidays

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  • Toddler
  • Kindergarten

About our centre

Goodstart Early Learning Box Hill Whitehorse Road is a friendly, multicultural child care centre located within walking distance of Box Hill Central and Box Hill TAFE. Our centre is also in close proximity to bus stops, train stations and a number of schools.  

Our team of educators are qualified and experienced, and we are fortunate to have a number of multi-lingual educators who can support children in their educational journey while helping them feel safe and secure.
Our programming is designed with children’s interests, developmental needs and educational goals in mind. We aim to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment that supports children’s growth and fosters a love of learning while developing their independence and agency.
We encourage family feedback and participation within the service with the support of a family educator who assists with programs and learning areas while also engaging positively with all children within the centre.
 
Our centre follows the Early Years Learning Framework and creates learning experiences to support the learning outcomes of this framework while providing stimulating, engaging experiences catered to the children’s interests and development.
 
We follow a play-based learning structure at Goodstart Box Hill Whitehorse Road. This means that we encourage children to learn and grow through free-flowing uninterrupted play to develop their social, emotional and physical development. Through providing open ended resources for the children to engage with, we foster their creativity and imagination while scaffolding their learning.

Our Storypark platform, as well as regular family nights and email communication, enables 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 within our centre.

Outdoors, we continue to provide engaging and stimulating learning areas to support and enhance the children’s development. This includes building their awareness of the world around them through caring for our garden plants, our worm farms. We support physical development with a variety of physical play resources such as ball sports, climbing frames, sandpits and a digging patch as well as a fortnightly sports program.

We also have a cook at the centre providing delicious and nutritious meals for the children to give them energy to learn and grow and play.
 
Community is also important to us and through visits to the centre and participation in events and activities throughout the year we are able to enrich the learning experience. Art and music experiences are provided on a daily basis which allow the children to freely express their creativity.

Come in and say hello! We would love to welcome you and your family into our centre.

Ellie Zamani

Centre Director

My goal at Goodstart is to deliver a responsive service that is committed to inclusive practices which supports family’s cultural and individual needs.

I have been teaching children of different ages since I finished my Bachelor Degree in 2002. After having my own children, I was interested in learning more about Early Years Education and completed my Diploma of Early Learning in 2015. 

I started my career as a team leader in the Early Childhood sector and during this time, I also continued my passion within the industry by studying a Masters of Child Play Therapy at Deakin University. 

I believe all children are capable individuals with their own thoughts and ideas and love to see children’s own personalities grow and develop whilst in our care. 

I take an open leadership approach in which I encourage my team to come together and collaborate to make decisions. I believe that it is always important to show trust and respect to all team members, providing encouragement and praise. 

I enjoy spending time with my family on the weekend, taking my dog, Daisy, for walks and spending some time at the gym to stay healthy.  

I look forward to getting to know all of you and your beautiful children, so please do not hesitate to stop by and say hello.

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