Enrolments are open for the Goodstart Kindergarten Program
With over 660 centres across 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.Book a tour
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.
Ask us about Free Kinder
In 2023 Goodstart families will receive a saving of up to $2,000 per kinder child, thanks to the Victorian Government’s ‘Free Kinder’ announcement.
“I spoke to Goodstart and realised my son can attend Goodstart Kinder for two days for free. And I can choose what days he goes” Ben, Goodstart Beaumaris.
“Goodstart’s longer hours mean I don’t have the end-of-the-day rush to collect my son from kinder” Kate, Goodstart Ringwood.
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?
Get your guide to Kindergarten!
Learn more about our Kindergarten program and what your child will learn by downloading our handbook!Download your guide
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.
Your questions answered:
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.
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. 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Backed by government
Our three and four-year-old kindergarten programs are funded and approved by the Victorian Government, and the program complies with government guidelines and the National Quality Framework.
Find a centre
At Goodstart Early Learning, we welcome you to visit our early learning centres so you can meet our team and view the learning environment.