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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

At Goodstart we offer our Kindergarten Program through a play-based curriculum using the Early Years Learning Framework, which is delivered by Bachelor-qualified Early Childhood Teachers. This program nurtures children’s collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking skills. Taking an active and fun approach helps children develop a curiosity and openness to learning that lasts well into adult life.

We know your child and support their individual learning

Our long-day format means we 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 including school holidays. So, your child can attend Kindergarten with the flexible longer hours you need.

We offer the extras that make life a little easier

Our on-site cooks prepare nutritious meals, so you don’t have to worry about packing lunch boxes. There are extracurricular activities, plus all kindergarten children receive a polo shirt, hat, and water bottle to make getting out the door that little bit easier.

Get your 3-year-old ready for Kindergarten

See your child’s independence, language, numeracy and social skills grow through play-based learning in our Pre-Kindy program, giving them a real head start for Kindergarten.
Book a tour of your nearest centre to find out how we can help get your child ready for Kindergarten.

Enrolments are open for the Goodstart Kindergarten Program!

With more than 50 centres across South Australia, there’s likely to be a Goodstart Early Learning centre near you. Book a tour and meet our friendly teams and early childhood teachers.

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

  • As a working parent, I found Goodstart Kindergarten to be the best option for our family as our child was cared for up until 6pm every day. It was great to know that he was learning the same curriculum as other Kindy’s with a qualified Teacher; he learnt so much read more and I feel he has been very well prepared for school in terms of independence and social 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. Your child can start pre-Kindy from three years of age.

What will my child learn?

Our dynamic, vibrant and inspiring kindergarten programs are designed and delivered by Bachelor qualified Early Childhood Teachers to prepare your child for school. We incorporate play-based learning, which helps children discover, socialise and create all while developing valuable cognitive, physical, social, and early literacy and numeracy skills. 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 nine     -     hour, 10-     hour and all day sessions, five days a week, 52 weeks a year. This means greater flexibility for parents, and more opportunity for us to tune in to when your child learns best.

How much will it cost?

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.  You don’t need to meet the activity test in order to qualify for this subsidy payment – that means that regardless of how much work or recognised activity you and your partner do, you can still receive payments to offset the cost of kindergarten. If you need extra support in navigating the child care subsidy system, our team in centre support is only a phone call away. 

What additional support do you provide ?

We also provide families with assistance to access support services in the areas of speech, language, behaviour, social skills or overall development where needed.  If you are concerned about any aspect of your child’s development or learning, please speak to your child’s Teacher.

Enrolments are now open for our kindergarten program. 

Enrolments are now open, don't miss out!

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

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