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Goodstart Mount Clear

Our culturally diverse environment welcomes every child and their family.

We are located on the lands of the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung peoples.
1108 Geelong Road, MOUNT CLEAR, 3350, 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 Mount Clear.


At Goodstart Mount Clear, 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 Mount Clear

  • Our centre’s philosophy is incorporated into our daily program, we actively work towards our vision for all children in our care to reach their full potential.  

    We believe in working alongside families, and respect and welcome their diverse knowledge, contributions, and perspectives.  

  • 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 Early Learning Mount Clear has a natural and homely environment and is in central Mount Clear. 

    Our educators are very professional and dedicated to providing high quality care and education for all of our children. 

    Outside we have two areas with sandpits, climbing frames, veggie patches, worm farms, space to run around and lots of shade. We have carefully designed and planned spaces to encourage a stronger understanding of the environment and sustainability – while giving children the scope to explore, play and let their imaginations roam. 

  • 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 

  • A co-operative partnership with you provides our service with invaluable information which is incorporated into our everyday practice to reinforce your children's sense of identity and respect for themselves and others. 

    Using the Storypark app enables us to maintain consistent and clear communications with families. That means we are better placed to support a child in their learning journey, ensure parents have peace of mind, and time stamp the children’s developments, milestones and achievements. 

    We encourage families and members of the community to contribute to our centre’s daily life and events in order to provide our children with rich experiences and specialised knowledge. 

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

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Deanna Ward

Centre Director

Hi, I’m Deanna and I’m the new Centre Director here at Goodstart Mount Clear.

Welcome to Goodstart Mount Clear

My name is Deanna Ward, and I have the honour of leading our diverse and connected community here in Mount Clear, on the land of the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung people. With 18 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 a relief teacher, which ignited my passion for early learning. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to study for my Masters degree before moving to a Centre Director role about 10 years ago.

My early childhood philosophy

I believe in respect for people, places and things. For me, it's all about valuing each person as an individual, building authentic relationships, ensuring children have agency in all interactions and know their own needs.

What I love most about Goodstart Mount Clear 

Goodstart Mount Clear is special because it has passionate and dedicated educators that focus on keeping current with practices and ensure we are always learning. 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 Mount Clear. 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,

Deanna Ward

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