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Goodstart Caulfield

A vibrant space where children thrive and play.

We are located on the lands of the Boonwurrung/Bunurong and the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples.
1036 Glen Huntly Road, Caulfield, 3162, VIC
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7:00am 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 Caulfield.


At Goodstart Caulfield, our centre is dedicated to providing a nurturing and educational environment for children from six 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 Caulfield

  • At Goodstart Caulfield, we value relationships, respect, cultural diversity and inclusion as we believe that its crucial for children to connect to the wider world and community.  

    We believe that family and community engagement and positive learning environment is must for our children to thrive in all aspects of life.  

  • 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 provides much-needed care for local families.  Featuring six large and spacious learning spaces over two levels and a separate nursery sleep room, the centre provides a modern yet home-like naturally inspired environment. 

    All age-based learning spaces have direct access to our outdoor nature-based designed play space, with sensory gardens, pebbled creek beds, tee pees, pergola, digging patch and two large sandpits. Our beautiful outdoor dining hub provides a dedicated space for meals with our onsite kitchen with child-height servery allows our cook to serve and engage our children in cooking and preparing meals. 

    Our family lounge is also available for our families to access during our opening hours - we welcome our families to take a moment to enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee.

  • 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 

  • We work closely with parents and families to ensure the needs, interests and strengths of each child is taken into account. 

    The Storypark app enables us to maintain clear and open lines of communication between the centre and our families.  

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

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Archana Goswami

Centre Director

Hi, my name is Archana Goswami and I am the Centre Director at Goodstart Caulfield.

Welcome to Goodstart Caulfield! 

My name is Archana Goswami, and I have the honour of leading our multi-cultural and homely community here in Caulfield, on the land of the Boonwurrung/Bunurong and the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people. With 15 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 an Early Childhood Teacher which ignited my passion for early learning. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to deepen my knowledge and understanding learning programs, open ended environments, meaningful interactions, respectful relationships and cultural values.

My early childhood philosophy

I believe in respectful relationships that allow families and children to feel comfortable. For me, it's all about children be aware of and involved in the outside world.

What I love most about Goodstart Caulfield

Goodstart Caulfield is special because brand new and purpose build with a close knit team. 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 Caulfield. 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,

Archana Goswami

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