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Goodstart Kindergarten

Starting kindergarten is an exciting time for children as they start making more friends and engaging in learning that will prepare them for school. We know South Australian families want their children to have the best possible start to school and life, so our Government-approved kindergarten programs are designed and delivered by teachers to help your children develop the skills they will need to take the next step in their learning journey. 

Quality early learning experiences are so important as children who start behind tend to stay behind. At Goodstart we welcome all children into our kindergarten program and we support their individual learning journeys. 

At Goodstart, we’re for families. Our centres offer longer hours and more flexible options, including 9-hour, 10-hour, and all day sessions. Not only that, our programs are offered five days a week, 52 weeks a year (and we don't charge for public holidays). We’ll also help make your life a little easier, with our on-site cooks preparing nutritional meals, so you don’t have to worry about packing lunch boxes.

With over 50 Goodstart centres in South Australia, there’s a centre in your neighbourhood ready to welcome your child. 


Our goal at Goodstart is to ensure children have the learning, development and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and life. Through our Kindergarten program we nurture children’s collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking skills. 

Your questions answered:

When can my child start kindergarten?

In South Australia, children can start kindergarten at the beginning of the school year if they turn four before 1 May. Some children may be eligible to start earlier, including children who identify as Aboriginal, children in care, or children with a disability or additional needs.

What will my child learn?

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 all while developing valuable cognitive, physical and social skills. Your child will also be supported to develop early literacy and numeracy skills. At the end of kindergarten your child will be ready to transition to school. For more information about what your child will learn click here.

What hours do you offer?

Our centres offer longer hours and more flexible options than many other kindergartens, including 9 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.

We're for families, and that means we'll do everything we can to support you and your families so your child gets the most of out their kindergarten program.

How much will it cost?

We also know affordability is often top of mind. Our kindergarten program receives government funding (up to 15 hours per week per child over 40 weeks), and we also don’t charge for public holidays. If you need extra support in navigating the child care subsidy system, our team in centre support is only a phone call away.

What extras are on offer?

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.

Enrolments are now open for our kindergarten program.

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At a glance:

  • We offer 9 hour, 10 hour and all day sessions to suit your lifestyle

  • Our curriculum is based on the Early Years Learning Framework, is Government approved and taught by qualified Early Childhood Teachers 

  • Our centres are a loving and caring environment with a qualified and experienced team

  • Your child with learn with our stimulating resources, as well as indoor and outdoor environments to support the best kindergarten experience

  • Our program is evidence based and is specifically designed for children aged 3-5 years 

  • Our centres offer loving and caring early learning environments that excite and engage children with a qualified and experienced team

  • Our kindergarten program is designed to help get your child ready for school

Because we're Goodstart

With more than 671 centres we are at the beating heart of hundreds of communities all over Australia. We’re a not for profit which means that everything we do is not just about creating better lives for the 70,700 children in our care, but also advocating for all Australian children and families.
It’s also about looking beyond our centres and helping to achieve better outcomes for all Australia’s children. 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. We recognise our unique opportunity to build understanding of our shared history, help shape the dialogue and combat racism with Australia’s future generations.

Enrolments are now open for our kindergarten program. 

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Not ready for a tour yet? Contact your local centre using the Quick enquiry form below.

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