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Kindergarten

Give them a flying start to school and launch into Kindy.

Our Kindergarten programs have the tick of approval, meaning they meet (and exceed!) government guidelines around learning in the year before school.

Enrolments are open for the Goodstart Kindergarten Program

With more than 220 centres across Queensland there’s likely to be a Goodstart Early Learning centre near you. Book a tour and meet our friendly teams and early childhood teachers.

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Why Goodstart Kindergarten?

  • Our Kindergarten programs have the tick of approval, meaning they meet (and exceed!) Government guidelines around learning in the year before school.
  • We provide greater flexibility and convenience for busy families with longer opening hours, five days a week
  • Our programs are led by qualified and experienced Teachers.
  • We offer Nine-hour, 10-hour and all-day sessions.
  • Our on-site cooks prepare nutritious meals throughout the day.
  • We provide a personalised approach to your child’s learning.
  • School connections are important to us. We work hard to build transition programs with schools in the local community.

We make learning fun

Our programs are based on the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines and Early Years Learning Framework, and are delivered by Bachelor-qualified Early Childhood Teachers. The program encourages collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.  Children learn with our stimulating resources, as well as indoor and outdoor environments to support the best kindergarten experience.

We know your child and support their individual learning

Goodstart’s long-day format means our qualified and experienced team can spend more time getting to know your child and can create an individual program that supports them to develop a love for learning. We also work with nearby schools to ensure children take that important next step smoothly and with confidence.

We go beyond the traditional 9am – 3pm

We’re here for you – five days a week, 12 hours a day, 52 weeks a year. We’re open over school holidays, and don’t charge for public holidays. We also have on-site cooks preparing nutritious meals, so you don’t have to worry about packing lunch boxes.

Everyone’s welcome

Inclusion is at the heart of everything we stand for, and we work hard to create environments and support networks to welcome all children to our centres. We take reconciliation seriously, walking together in this journey with our families, children, and communities. 

Get your guide to Kindergarten!

Learn more about our Kindergarten program and what your child will learn by downloading our handbook!

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Your questions answered

  • Your child must be at least four years old by June 30 in the year in which they are enrolled for kindergarten. For more information check the Queensland Government Kindergarten site.

  • Our dynamic, vibrant and inspiring kindergarten programs are designed and delivered by Bachelor-qualified Early Childhood Teachers. We incorporate play-based learning, which helps children discover, socialise and create while developing valuable cognitive, physical, social, and early literacy and numeracy skills. Find out more information about what your child will learn.

  • Our centres offer longer hours and more flexible options than many other kindergartens, including nine hour, 10 hour and all day sessions. Not only that, we know not all families have the same routine, so our programs are on offer five days a week, 52 weeks a year.

  • Our kindergarten program receives government funding (up to 15 hours a week per child), which links in with the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) reducing your out-of-pocket costs. We don't charge for public holidays. If you need support in navigating your Child Care Subsidy our team is here to assist.

  • Many Goodstart centres offer extras that will help ease your busy lifestyle and enhance your child's learning. Our centres offer a range of excursions and incursions, speak to your local centre to find out what they do. Goodstart also provides families with free access to Goodstart@Home our online learning village.

  • Goodstart West Pymble is an excellent early childcare centre. I've had two children at this centre, both started here at the age of 9 months old. The teachers and carers are excellent and provide a very high standard of care for babies through to pre school age children. I highly recommend this centre, especially for young babies entering care.

    Jacqueline

  • This is a wonderful early learning centre! We are so happy we enrolled our children here. We were recommended this service via a couple of friends and we were instantly impressed upon inspection. Of particular interest were the large open play areas for our children to explore which were in stark contrast to the small courtyards of other centres we had previously inspected. The staff have been very welcoming and exemplary in their efforts to help our children settle into their new normal and we are grateful in knowing that they have and will continue to be so well looked after.

    Chloe

  • The staff are very friendly, helpful, and nurturing- offering excellent support to our busy working family.

    A

Backed by research

  • Extra year

    Give your child an extra year of quality play-based learning with their friends

  • Teachers

    Your child will benefit from teachers who work collaboratively to support their learning and development

  • Ready for school

    Be ready for school! Your child will be school-ready thanks to our inspiring learning environments and qualified teachers

  • Setting foundations

    Provide your child with the skills to set the foundation for the rest of their lives

Backed by government

Queensland Government

Approved Kindergarten Program

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ACECQA

Approved Kindergarten Program

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