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A great start to school is a Goodstart for Preschool

Enrolments are open for our 2024 Preschool program

Spending at least a year in preschool, ideally in the same class, is one of the best ways to prepare your child for school. With more than 660 centres across Australia, you'll find a Goodstart near you. Download our preschool guide to learn more about our program. We'd love you to pop in and say 'Hi!'.

Play-based is the best early learning approach 


Research shows access to quality early learning benefits children throughout their school years. Evidence also supports a play-based learning approach in early years education. Play supports children's intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth and informs our learning at Goodstart.  

Guided by our bachelor-qualified teachers, your child will learn to think independently, problem-solve and work cooperatively — all great skills for school and life!  

We're led by the gold standard in early years education  

Enrolling at a Goodstart Preschool means you can be confident the program will be led by a Bachelor - qualified Teacher and your child will benefit from play-based learning. Our Preschool program is approved by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), and the program complies with Australian guidelines and the National Quality Framework. 

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You choose the sessions that work for you  

We provide flexibility and convenience for busy families with longer opening hours, five days a week. We offer Nine-hour, 10-hour and all-day sessions. Our long-day format means our qualified and experienced team can spend more time getting to know your child and can create an individual program that supports them in developing their love for learning. We're also open over school holidays!

We provide meals 

Our cooks  prepare healthy meals all day, so you don't have to. You don't have to think about packing a lunch box for at least a whole year. No arguments and food waste for you. How good is that?  

We know your child and support their individual learning 

We will meet them where they are developmentally. We assess and review their progress throughout the years leading to school and ensure everything is on track. We explore their passions with them so they feel seen and valued. We also offer extra educational support if it's needed. At Goodstart, we appreciate your child for who they are and where they're going.  

Our programs are designed with school readiness in mind  

Getting a child ready for school is a team effort, and we also work with nearby schools and communicate with them using Transition to School Statements about your child, who they are and how they learn. These documents carry across with your child from preschool to school. It helps their new teacher prepare the best possible year ahead for your child. We often have school transition activities with local schools throughout the preschool year so your child feels comfy on their first day of Big School.  

Everyone's welcome! 

Inclusion is everything to us. Every child deserves to feel seen and valued for who they are. We work hard to create environments and support networks to welcome all children and their families to our centres. We take reconciliation seriously, walking with our families, children, and communities on this journey.  

Get your guide to Preschool! 

We hope you're excited by what we can offer our family! Download our handbook to learn more about our Preschool programWe’ll help give your child the best possible start through a lifelong love of learning.

Your questions answered:

  • Starting ages vary by state. You can learn more under Getting started & FAQsSome children may be eligible to start earlier, including children who identify as Aboriginal, children in care, children with a disability or specific educational needs. 

  • Our dynamic, vibrant and inspiring Preschool programs are designed and delivered by Bachelor qualified Early Childhood Teachers to prepare your child for school. We use play-based learning, which encourages exploration, relationship building and creativity. It also helps develop cognitive, physical, social, 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 Preschools, 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.

  • Our Preschool program receives government funding (up to 15 hours per week per child over 40 weeks).

    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 Preschool. If you need extra support in navigating the child care subsidy system, our team is only a phone call away. 

  • 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're concerned about any aspect of your child’s development or learning, please speak to your child’s Teacher.

    Enrolments are now open for our Preschool program.

  • Goodstart West Pymble is an excellent early childcare centre. I've had two children at this centre, both started here at the age of 9 months old. The teachers and carers are excellent and provide a very high standard of care for babies through to pre school age children. I highly recommend this centre, especially for young babies entering care.


  • This is a wonderful early learning centre! We are so happy we enrolled our children here. We were recommended this service via a couple of friends and we were instantly impressed upon inspection. Of particular interest were the large open play areas for our children to explore which were in stark contrast to the small courtyards of other centres we had previously inspected. The staff have been very welcoming and exemplary in their efforts to help our children settle into their new normal and we are grateful in knowing that they have and will continue to be so well looked after.


  • The staff are very friendly, helpful, and nurturing- offering excellent support to our busy working family.


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

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