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Goodstart New Gisborne

12 Saunders Road, NEW GISBORNE, 3438, VIC
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6:45am to 6:45pm, Monday to Friday

Open every weekday of the year, except public holidays

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  • Nursery
  • Toddler
  • Kindergarten

About our centre

Goodstart Early Learning New Gisborne is set on 2 hectares just off the Calder Freeway and within easy reach of Melbourne’s CBD and regional Victorian centres. We are close to Mount Macedon and Hanging Rock, just two of our local landmarks.

We have qualified and experienced educators, many of whom have been with our centre community for many years. Our centre has a Kindergarten qualified (Bachelor) Teacher in our Kindergarten, Pre Kinder and Toddler Three groups. We are dedicated to providing exceptional programs and personal child care to all of our children and families.

Inside, all of the rooms  - from Nursery to Kindergarten / Preschool - are all set up in line with an Early Years Learning Framework, with sensory and play based learning opportunities. Stimulating surrounds ensure the children have the chance to grow and develop through sensory, play-based learning.

As part of the national Goodstart network, our New Gisborne centre has access to a range of experts and extra support to ensure the best outcomes for your child.   

Our Storypark platform, as well as regular family nights and emailed newsletters, enable us to stay in close contact with parents and families, ensuring open and clear communication. Each Educational program supports the children’s individual needs, interests and strengths – with an enriched cultural diversity.

Outside, at Goodstart Early Learning New Gisborne, we have age appropriate play spaces and equipment, all geared to enhance the children’s awareness of their surrounds and the greater environment, as well as their understanding of the importance of sustainability.  Our four playground areas have large sandpits, cubbyhouses, natural and manmade play surfaces and lots of shade.

We also have a cook on premises five days a week and we provide breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack. The meals that we provide are healthy and nutritious and we also cater for children who have allergies to certain foods.  All lunches consist of a well-balanced warm wholesome cooked meal.

There is a strong sense of community at our early learning setting, which is reflected in the participation of our New Gisborne families. Community, in the broader sense, is also important to us and through visits to the centre and participation in events and activities throughout the year we are able to enrich the learning experience. Music Incursions with Mini maestro allow the children to freely express their creativity. 

Our Early Learning Setting has a strong Community Connections with Excursions to our local Primary Schools, New Gisborne & St Brigid’s twice a term, Oaks Aged Care once a month with our Kindergarten children. 
Our Toddler Two, Toddler Three, Pre Kinder and Kindergarten children enjoy excursions to The Gisborne Library and our Nursery and Toddler One children can also enjoy excursions through the use of our new 6-seated pram.

We have visits from Hamilton St Veterinary Clinic, Responsible Pet Ownership, Western Water, Gisborne RSL, Gisborne Dental Group, Gisborne CFA, Gisborne Maternal Health Nurse, Wild Action, Teeth on Wheels, Gisborne Aquatic Centre, just to name a few.

The centre offers a Community Fun Night every March, September and December to further support families establishing friendships within the centre, Red Nose Discos, Movie Night and Parent Information Sessions.  Families are offered regular Parent/Teacher Interviews to share children successes and to further support our children’s development.

Come in and see for yourself how Goodstart Early Learning New Gisborne can help give your child the best start in life – and give you peace of mind! We would love the chance to show you around.

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Sarah Hockey

Centre Director

I have been working in early childhood education for 20 years. Over those years I have worked across all age groups from birth to six years old.

I have successfully completed my Certificate III, Diploma and Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.

Over my years in the industry I have worked within many roles, including room assistant, room leader, educational leader, Assistant Director and have been a Centre Director for four years. I have been with Goodstart for past 15 years and have been able to form lots of amazing professional relationships.

I believe the first five years are the most important and am a huge advocate for play based learning, which is what we offer at Goodstart North Melbourne. Children learn best when they are comfortable and their learning is enhanced when they are able to play and develop.

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