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A Goodstart for Kindy is a great start to school in Queensland

Enrolments are open for our 2024 Kindy program

Spending at least a year in Kindergarten, ideally in the same class, is one of the best ways to prepare your child for school. With more than 220 centres across Queensland, you'll likely find a Goodstart Early Learning centre near you. Download our Kindegarten guide to learn more about our program. We'd love you to pop in and say 'Hi!'.

Play-based is best early learning approach   

Research shows access to quality early learning benefits children throughout their school years. Evidence also supports a play-based learning approach in early years education. Play supports children's intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth and informs our learning at Goodstart 

Guided by our bachelor-qualified teachers, your child will learn to think independently, problem-solve and work cooperatively — all great skills for school and life!  

We're led by the gold standard in early years education  

Enrolling at a Goodstart kindergarten means you can be confident the program will be led by a Bachelor - qualified Teacher and your child will benefit from play-based learning. Our Kindergarten program is approved by the Queensland government and the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), and the program complies with Australian guidelines and the National Quality Framework. 

You choose the sessions that work for you

We provide flexibility and convenience for busy families with longer opening hours, five days a week. We offer Nine-hour, 10-hour and all-day sessions. Our 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 in developing their love for learning. We're also open over school holidays and don't charge for public holidays, hallelujah! 

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We provide meals 

Our cooks  prepare healthy meals all day, so you don't have to. You don't have to think about packing a lunch box for at least a whole year. No arguments and food waste for you. How good is that?  

We know your child and support their individual learning 

We will meet them where they are developmentally. We assess and review their progress throughout the years leading to school and ensure everything is on track. We explore their passions with them so they feel seen and valued. We also offer extra educational support if it's needed. At Goodstart, we appreciate your child for who they are and where they're going.  

Our programs are designed with school readiness in mind  

Getting a child ready for school is a team effort, and we also work with nearby schools and communicate with them using Transition to School Statements about your child, who they are and how they learn. These documents carry across with your child from kinder to school. It helps their new teacher prepare the best possible year ahead for your child. We often have school transition activities with local schools throughout the kinder year so your child feels comfy on their first day of Big School.  

Everyone's welcome! 

Inclusion is everything to us. Every child deserves to feel seen and valued for who they are. We work hard to create environments and support networks to welcome all children and their families to our centres. We take reconciliation seriously, walking with our families, children, and communities on this journey.  

Get your guide to Kindergarten! 

We hope you're excited by what we can offer our family! Download our handbook to learn more about our kindergarten programWe’ll help give your child the best possible start through a lifelong love of learning.

 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

  • The QLD Government has announced Free Kindy in 2024This means up to 15 hours a week of an approved Kindergarten program will be subsidised, in addition to the Child Care Subsidy. This will help families ease the cost of living pressures and allow children to attend kindy for at least a year before they start school. Chat with our Family Services Team if you want to learn more. 

  • Our kindergarten program is getting extra government funding next year. This means you can claim up to 15 hours a week per child as well as the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). You can start calculating your savings using our Child Care Subsidy estimator. And remember, at Goodstart, we don't charge for public holidays, so you're not paying for days you can't use. If you have questions or need help adding up your fees and savings, call our amazing Family Services Team.  

  • 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.

  • 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, so speak to your local centre to find out what they are. Goodstart also provides families with free access to Goodstart@Home our online learning village.

  • 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.


  • Goodstart is an excellent early childcare centre. I've had two children at my local 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 preschool age children. I highly recommend this centre, especially for young babies entering care.


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


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

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Queensland Government

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Approved Kindergarten Program

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