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Don’t miss out on Kinder!

Enrolments are now open for three and four year olds starting Kinder in 2022.

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Why Goodstart Kindergarten?

If you have a three or four-year-old, now is the time to consider your options for Kindergarten.

Kindergarten is an exciting year for children as they become more confident and independent learners, ready to take in new information and develop skills for school and life.
 
  • Play-based, government-approved learning programs
  • Individualised care and education
  • Flexibility that gives your child access to longer hours, five days a week
  • Nine-hour, 10-hour and all-day sessions
  • More opportunities for your child to learn, build relationships, and prepare for school
  • Added extras to make your life easier
  • A two-year kinder program for a whole extra year of high-quality early learning, to develop socially and emotionally with a dedicated, qualified Teacher
 

We make learning fun

Our Kindergarten program is based on the Early Years Learning Framework, which is designed and delivered by Bachelor-qualified Teachers. The play-based curriculum lets your child discover, socialise and create while developing valuable cognitive, physical and social skills like collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking.

 

We understand your child

Our long-day format means we can spend more time getting to know your child and can create an individual program that supports your child to develop independence, language, numeracy and social skills.

 

We’ve got the flexibility you need

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.

 

Our extras make life a little easier

Our on-site cooks prepare nutritious meals, so you don’t have to worry about packing lunch boxes. Plus we provide extra-curricular activities, hats, a kinder t-shirt and a Goodstart@home kit to help you with the day-to-day.Why Goodstart Kindergarten?

Our Kinder program is ready for your 3-year-old

Studies show that two years of quality kindergarten are better than one, so Goodstart is proud to offer a two-year Kinder program. Ninety per cent of child’s brain development occurs before they start school. International research shows that children who participate in more years of early learning performed better at school than children who had no early learning. Plus, two years in kinder gives your child extra time to develop all-important social and physical skills, and an understanding of routine.

 

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 your child's 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

  • The staff are excellent, they really care about our family. Our son loves going to kinder here.
    Andrew
  • So happy with this centre, Lisa in Kinder is amazing as the rest of the staff at Goodstart. Thank you!
    Belinda
  • I love Goodstart Flinders Street. My daughter is in the kinder room and loves her teacher and friends. The staff are supportive and friendly. They are always so informative. The management staff are always so helpful. The centre is nice and big and has an amazing outdoor playground. So wonderful.
    Rasphal
  • Very experienced staff, who genuinely show they are truly dedicated and passionate about the importance of quality in early childhood education. We just had kinder graduation yesterday and by far the most engaging event I have seen for the kids and their parents.
    Ozker

Your questions answered:


When can my child start Kindergarten?

If your child is born between 1 January and 30 April, they can start four year-old kindergarten in the year they turn four or five
Children can start their two-year kindergarten program if they have turned three years-old by April 30.
 

What will my child learn?

Our dynamic, vibrant and inspiring kindergarten programs are designed and delivered by Bachelor-qualified Teachers. 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.

There’s no need to race to pick your child up by 3pm; we offer our kindergarten program across the entire day. Which means greater flexibility in hours for you, 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, which links in with the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) reducing your out-of-pocket costs. We also don't charge for public holidays. If you need support in navigating your Child Care Subsidy our team is here to assist.
 

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.  All Victorian Goodstart kinder children receive a complimentary Goodstart@Home kit which includes access to home learning through a range of learning resources.
 

What is the 'Kinder Tick'?

The Victorian Government Kinder Tick means that you can be confident that the program will be led by a Bachelor -qualified Teacher, your child will benefit from play-based learning, the kindergarten program is funded and approved by the Victorian Government, and the program complies with government guidelines and the National Quality Framework.

Enrolments are now open, don't miss out!

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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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