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Goodstart Mentone

We are located on the lands of the Boonwurrung/Bunurong peoples.
205-207 Nepean Highway, Mentone, 3194, 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 Mentone.


At Goodstart Mentone, 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 Mentone

  • The team at Goodstart Mentone are passionate about how children learn and how we can connect and inspire their thinking and innate curiosity through our teams’ practices, enabling environments, experiences, conversations, and unpacking as a team how we can best support children’s individual and group needs, learning and 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. 

  • Our centre is architecturally designed to offer children a beautiful inviting space both internally and externally. Featuring six age-based learning spaces over two levels, with direct access for all children to a 0-2 and 3-6 year old expansive outdoor play areas. 

    Our beautiful communal dining hub allows the children to come together and enjoy meals away from their learning spaces. Our onsite kitchen with child-height servery allows our centre cook to serve and interact with our children and engage in cooking and preparing meals. 

  • 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. 

    We use the Storypark app 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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Renee Brown

Centre Director

Hello, I’m Renee, the Centre Director here at our wonderful learning community at Goodstart Mentone.

Welcome to Goodstart Mentone

My name is Renee Brown, and I have the honour of leading our playful and welcoming community here in Mentone, on the land of the Boonwurrung/Bunurong people. With 19 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 early childhood education as an educator and then an educational leader which ignited my passion for early learning. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of centres and support the development of pedagogy and practice.

My early childhood philosophy

I believe in understanding and getting to know children on a deeper level. For me, it's all about children feeling as though they are part of a community, feeling that the centre is a second home and having the chance to thrive and be happy.

What I love most about Goodstart Mentone 

Goodstart Mentone is special because our children have 2 levels at the centre which enable them to have access to their own yards with children in the same age range. 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 Mentone. 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,

Renee Brown

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