Upgrades result of Goodstart investment
Did you know, Goodstart Early Learning has upgraded 506 of its 644 centres in the past three years?
With a commitment to ensuring all of Australia’s children have access to quality early learning to give them the best possible start in life, Goodstart has invested $53 million in the past year, and $200 million in the past three years, to upgrade its existing centres.
In fact, all of the not-for-profit organisation’s indoor and outdoor environments are designed to ensure learning objectives are fully supported.
Goodstart CEO Julia Davison said Goodstart was investing in buildings and people “so the quality of services is much higher.”
At Goodstart Bertram, a six-week renovation project has resulted in a new playground complete with timber stepping stones, new sand pits and a wooden bridge.
The renovation, which was completed with input from the centre director Harsha Sarvaiya, area manager Michaela Griffin and educators, was designed by WA Play Space and aims to support children’s developmental needs while expanding their play-based early learning experiences.
A creek with a water outlet, a climbing frame and slide with stepping stones all offer the children space to climb, balance and jump which enables them to master and fine-tune emerging physical skills.
The new outdoor spaces also offer children the chance to take risks by testing their skills and foster a love of nature.
Ms Sarvaiya said the nursery area now featured a new sand pit, stepping stones and a serenity swing. The bigger yard has natural grass, a sandpit, a creek with a water outlet, a wooden bridge and a climbing frame, designed to encourage creativity and independence.
“The delight on their faces and smiles give you the best feeling in the world,” Ms Sarvaiya said. “The children are happy to play and eager every day to explore the environment.”
“it’s a very exciting time for our centre and we are really looking forward to showcasing our new playground to the wider community.”