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Goodstart Lower Plenty

We are located on the lands of the Wurundjeri willam peoples.
412 Main Street , Lower Plenty , 3093, 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 Lower Plenty.


At Goodstart Lower Plenty, 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 Lower Plenty

  • At Goodstart Lower Plenty we are passionate about play based learning as a cornerstone for children to be able to explore, experience, experiment and build strong foundations for children’s future development.  

  • 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. 

  • Goodstart Lower Plenty Early Learning Centre is designed as a home-like, nature inspired environment, with dedicated indoor and outdoor learning facilities which caters to each age group. 

  • 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 

  • Children need to feel safe and supported to learn and grow, so we promote key educator relationships between our educators and children. Your child will have at least one key educator who takes them under their wing and really gets to know them. We keep families informed with regular updates on their child's progress and we welcome family involvement in our centre events and activities.  

  • See what makes Goodstart Early Learning Lower Plenty the perfect choice for your family and book a tour to schedule a personalised centre visit. 

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Claire Thomas

Centre Manager

My Name is Claire and I am the Centre Director at Goodstart Lower Plenty.

Welcome to Goodstart Lower Plenty! 

My name is Claire Thomas, and I have the honour of leading our homely and family orientated community here in Lower Plenty, on the land of the Wurundjeri 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 Family Day Care which ignited my passion for early learning. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to spend time as an Educational Leader, Assistant Director and Centre Director.

My early childhood philosophy

I believe in play-based learning, children learning off each other and using play to explore, experiment, experience and develop. For me, it's all about all the relationships that are involved at a centre between children families and staff.

What I love most about Goodstart Lower Plenty

Goodstart Lower Plenty is special because we have a large block of land which a natural feel to it. 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 Lower Plenty 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,

Claire Thomas

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