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Goodstart Golden Square

11 Symonds Street, GOLDEN SQUARE, 3555, VIC
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7:00am to 6:15pm, Monday to Friday

Open every weekday of the year, except public holidays

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  • Nursery
  • Toddler
  • Kindergarten

About our centre

  • Goodstart Golden Square is located in a quiet residential area that is close to local shops, schools, sporting facilities and bus services.
  • Our centre is a 135 place centre with 8 rooms. Our rooms while working as individual rooms have a strong sense of community working closely together. We have 5 yards allowing our children to explore age appropriate and challenging indoor/outdoor programs throughout the year.
  • Our Educators implement individual learning plans for each child that is guided by the Victorian Early Years Learning and Developmental Framework (VEYLDF). We work in partnership with our families who we respect as the child’s first educator and work in collaboration to set goals, incorporate each family beliefs and cultures and expectations.
  • As you enter our building you are welcome to explore our Foodshare pantry who we are so grateful to Bendigo Foodshare for assisting us to provide pantry items for our families to take each week. Our deliver arrives each Tuesday morning.
  • At Goodstart Golden Square our team is passionate about inclusion, we welcome all children’s support teams into our centre and attend team meetings to ensure a holistic approach towards your child’s goals. Our team will assist families to link to services to assist their individual needs and provide support to each family’s needs.
  • We invite you to come and look through our Centre to see our environments, understand our vision and philosophy and see if our family is the best fit for your family.
  • We appreciate how hard finding the right fit centre can be and navigating Centrelink and the enrolment processes. We can assist to complete enrolment forms, guide you through Child Care Subsidy applications and support you to start our orientation journey. Our assistance won’t stop there, we are here to continue to support you and your child through your Early Years journey.
  • We look forward to meeting you soon!

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Joanne Russell

Centre Director

Hi name is Joanne and I am the Centre Director at Goodstart Golden Square.

I hold my Bachelors of Early Childhood and Education and I have been the director here at Golden Square since August 2022. I have been with Goodstart for 20 years with majority of those years in a management position.

I have lived in Bendigo for the past 13 years where I live with my husband and two children who are both now in Primary school.

I believe the learning in the early years sets the foundation for each individual child’s learning journey. Access to quality early learning programs with engaging environment lead by the children’s interests, incorporating intentional teaching and adaptable curriculums to meet each individual child’s needs starts that learning foundation.

I am passionate about inclusion and support families in any way I can. I believe in transparency with families and working in collaboration to navigate each child’s needs and development.

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