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Goodstart Albany

44 Lion Street, ALBANY, 6330, WA
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6:30am 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

Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Albany is conveniently located near the heart of the Albany CBD, on the corner of a nice quiet leafy cross road. We are close to many amenities such as a Pharmacy, Pioneer Doctors Surgery, Gym and Rainbow Coast Neighbourhood Centre.

We are a purpose built service, with five large rooms, a kitchen and cook, and enough play space outdoors for children to discover and explore at their will. We are fortunate enough to have two Nursery Rooms where we can tailor our learning programs to suit the age groups of our foundation years. Nursery 1 (6 weeks – 15 months), Nursery 2 (15 – 24 months) and then we have our Toddlers room with our terrific twos (2 – 3 years), and our Kindergarten (3 - 5 years).
Our teaching team has an abundance of experience and skills with highly qualified and nurturing educators. We are proud to offer a Kindergarten program that caters for our transitioning children to mainstream educational facilities and supports their learning development in their early years education.

We embrace the Early Years Learning Framework by supporting each child’s individual learning and development through a play based curriculum that is central to all practices of the service. We believe that play based learning provides opportunities for children to learn through a method, that is natural to them and is intrinsically motivated and not forced upon them.

Our centre was assessed by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority and we received an overall rating of ‘Exceeding’. This process is a National Framework, which rates all Childcare Centres across Australia against the National Quality Standards.

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. This also means we can tailor each program to the child’s individual needs, interests and strengths – as well as the strong level of cultural diversity in our centre.

Outside, we have three areas all with age appropriate play spaces and equipment. With beautiful trees for natural shade as well as sandpits, bike paths, swings, a wooden fort, bark pit area, pet guinea pigs and veggie patches, we offer a spacious and interesting environment for children to play and explore.

We also have a beautiful indigenous cultural garden which enhances our commitment to sustainability, cultural understanding and community diversity. Goodstart Albany acknowledges the diversity of the community and therefore caters to all within the service. Our educators also extend from a diverse background and this is reflected in all that we do at the centre. We acknowledge that all children have the right to an education and we strive to ensure that a quality practice is delivering such a service to the community. 

We invite you to book a tour of our centre to meet our team and to see for yourself our commitment to your child’s early learning journey.

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Samantha Jones

Centre Director

Hi, my name is Samantha Jones and I am the Centre Director of Goodstart Albany.

I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Primary in 2016 and have worked as a teacher, both in a school as well as in an Early Learning Centre. I have also held the position of an Assistant Director and a Centre Director over East and in the United Kingdom.

My goal as a Centre Director is driven by my passion to nurture and lead a professional learning community in order to create an engaging learning environment and influence all children's lives, inspiring and motivating them to achieve their potential.

As the Centre Director, I work closely with my team, families and our local community to ensure that our children receive the highest quality of care and education and all families feel a sense of belonging at our Centre.

My personal philosophy is children learn a variety of skills through play and I work closely with my team of amazing educators to strive for an engaging and play-based environment.

Feel free to book a tour and come see what we have to offer you.

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