About Goodstart Plympton
Our new, purpose-built centre is located on Anzac Highway and provides much-needed care for local families. Featuring seven spacious learning spaces over a single level and a separate nursery sleep room, Goodstart Plympton is designed as a modern yet home-like, naturally inspired environment.
All learning spaces have lovely natural light and direct access to our vast, nature-based outdoor spaces with sensory gardens, earth pits and dry creek beds. Our beautiful outdoor dining hub connects our learning spaces to the playground and provides a shaded, outdoor dining space for all children. Our onsite kitchen with child-height servery allows our cook to serve and engage our children in cooking and preparing meals. Our 3-5 years learning spaces feature engaging home corners, clay and art studios, quiet areas and construction block areas.
With a highly experienced team on board, each room runs a program for the children which is both age and developmentally appropriate. The early learning programs are structured around various learning areas - primarily based on the Early Years' Learning Framework - with associated learning outcomes. There is a large emphasis on play-based learning and the importance of language, communication, social and physical development. Curriculum is based on the Early Years Learning Framework and is tailored to your child's individual interests.
This is made simpler through our intuitive Storypark platform, which enables us to maintain consistent and clear communications with families. That means we are better placed to support a child in their learning journey, ensuring parents have peace of mind, and time stamp their children’s developments, milestones and achievements.
A major focus for our centre is how working with the broader community can help us enrich the children’s learning experience. Through visits to the centre as well as excursions and participation in community events, we are able to deepen the relationship between the centre and the community, while teaching the children about being a contributing and active member of society.
Our vision is that "Children are provided through their learning environment the tools and experiences to gain confidence, be knowledgeable, strong and resilient".
We invite you to come and visit our beautiful new centre to meet our team and to see for yourself our commitment to your child’s early learning journey.
We invite you to book a tour and take a look around, meet the team and explore how we can support your child’s early learning journey. We look forward to welcoming you and your family! (If the tour times available don’t suit you or your family’s commitments please contact us to organise a different time).
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"Thank you and your team for hosting the Thrive by Five campaign at Goodstart Plympton last week. It was a pleasure to visit your Centre and witness quality early learning in action. I was impressed with the facilities and the professional and caring approach of your team. It was also great fun to spend time with your delightful early learners." Jay Weatherill, Former Premier of South Australia / Minderoo Foundation / Thrive by Five, May 2021.
Get your 3-year-old ready for Kindergarten
Starting Kindy in 2022? We can help make the transition a smooth one through our Pre Kindy program.
See your child’s independence, language, numeracy and social skills grow through play-based learning, giving your child a real head start in knowing what Kindergarten will be like.
The July intake is now open so book a tour to find out how we can help get your child ready for kindergarten.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
Pre-Kindy 3-4 years
We're located at:
247-251 Anzac Highway
PLYMPTON SA 5038
Ph: 08 8297 6858
Closed (no charge for public holidays)
Jodie Hannaford Centre Director
Hi my name is Jodie Hannaford and I your new Centre Director at Goodstart Plympton. My passion for working with children began when I was in high school and did a work placement in a child care centre. After leaving school, I completed my Certificate III before moving on to complete my Diploma in Children’s Services. My child care career began in 1998 where I was an assistant in a Nursery Room before becoming the Team Leader. I was then fortunate enough to work my way up to an Assistant Director before being offered a Director’s Position within another centre.
I believe that all children are unique and should be respected, and I thoroughly enjoy watching them grow and develop into independent little people. I'm very passionate about delivering high quality care to all families and children within my centre. I want all children to know that they are successful, capable and confident learners and that they are all unique. I want to offer them a place where they are comfortable and confident to engage in learning relationships with their educators and peers. I will endeavour to help them understand they have the right to belong and contribute to many communities and groups and they are part of the greater world - and in so have shared responsibility for the natural and built environments.
I am an advocate for professional development for myself and all educators, as I believe this only continues to build strong and passionate professional educators who actively implement, promote and advocate for high quality outcomes for all children and families.
When working with families I want them to understand that they are and always will be the most important part of their child’s life and education and as a director believe that they are a fundamental part of our role in teaching. In this I ask families to contribute to their child’s learning in the Centre through parent involvement and input. I understand that time can be an issue and always aim to make this easy for the parents and families by adapting communication styles to best suit the individual family needs. I look forward to meeting you and your family and discussing how we can support your child to develop and reach their full potential.
Call us on 8297 6858
, or click the 'Book a tour' button above to arrange a personalised tour. If you’d like a tour outside of the offered tour times please contact me so that we can organise this for you.