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Goodstart Thornbury

99-101 Harold Street, THORNBURY, 3071, VIC
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7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday

Open every weekday of the year, except public holidays

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  • Nursery
  • Toddler
  • Kindergarten

About our centre

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Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Thornbury is tucked away in a quiet part of suburbia but still conveniently close to schools, shops and public transport.

We are a 44-place centre catering to children in rooms from Nursery through to Kindergarten / Preschool. Our curriculum is based on the Early Years Learning Framework and developed taking into careful consideration the individual needs, interests and strengths of each child.

Communication and the involvement of families and parents is a key part of our philosophy and as such, our Storypark platform enables us to stay in touch and be in the know about any important developments, issues or milestones in the children’s lives.

All of our staff are well trained, highly experienced and very friendly. We are a close team and have built many lasting friendships along the way. We ensure that everyone is comfortable and enjoys their time here at Goodstart Early Learning Thornbury.

Outside, we have large play areas with vege patches, digging areas and a balance of natural and manmade elements to test the children’s skills and encourage sensory and play based learning – and lots of imagination!

When play makes tummies growl with hunger, we have a kitchen and cook on site to provide nutritious and delicious meals.

Our centre loves to celebrate special occasions and encourages all parents to participate in them. Some events include Mother's day, Father's day, Pyjama day and many more. The children enjoy special event days, especially coming in their favourite costumes and showing all their friends.

Come in and see for yourself how we can give your child the best possible start as a lifelong learner. We’d love to meet you!
Your centre has three separate and spacious age-based learning spaces, including a nursery, a toddler learning space, with a three-year-old and four-year-old kindergarten space. 

In all our rooms, from Nursery to Kindergarten, our educational program and practices are set-up in line with the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards.
Through sensory and play-based learning we offer your child the highest level of early education, while supporting and promoting their individual needs, interests, and strengths.

The Team
Our Team is passionate, caring, qualified and participate in professional development programs.
At Goodstart Thornbury we have many long-standing Educators; some have been with us for over 20 years.
We are a multicultural centre with bilingual staff. We have Arabic, Punjabi, Hindi, and Vietnamese, Japanese, italian speakers, which assists us in fostering a sense of belonging for families from similar cultural backgrounds.

We use the Storypark app to send you stories, photos, videos, and messages while your child is at Goodstart.
We have a pet turtle names Tuck. She is ten years old and enjoys welcoming all our families in the morning. She also likes to go for walks to get some vitamin D with the children as they play.
To foster our relationship with our local community, we participate in community events and celebrations which also enrich the learning experience.

At Goodstart your child will receive a hat, t-shirt, meals, and snacks (we supply nappies for your baby too.)
The best way to see our facilities, meet the team and explore how we can support your child’s early learning journey is to book a tour.

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Aislinn O’Connor

Centre Director

Hi, I’m Aislinn O’Connor and I’m the Centre Director here at Goodstart Thornbury.

I hold a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and take great joy and satisfaction in overseeing the educational programs and care at Goodstart Thornbury.

I have been in the Early Childhood industry for over six years and as a director for nearly two. I have worked in a range of services both private and non for profit in Australia.

I believe that your child’s first experiences in early childhood education should be positive as it establishes their attitude for learning for their whole life. 

I enjoy leading a team of passionate and long-standing educators and continue to create a safe, friendly and family orientated environment for all families and children in the centre.

At Goodstart Thornbury we strive to provide a safe, peaceful and natural environment that engages children's five senses, provoking wonder, curiosity and intellectual engagement.

I look forward to welcoming you and your family.

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