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/news-and-advice/5-ways-to-enrich-your-child-s-early-learning
The Goodstart family has grown with the opening today (September 12) of a new centre at Alexandria in Sydney. Huntley Street Early Learning is one of three City of Sydney City centres Goodstart will operate for the council, with centres at Annandale and Darlinghurst set to ...
/news-and-advice/a-boost-to-learning-in-inner-sydney
Babies are born ready to learn – they observe their surroundings and absorb every experience, making vital connections in their brain. Every interaction is an opportunity to learn, and each new experience or encounter helps lay the foundations for their development as they gro...
/news-and-advice/a-great-start-for-babies
When you are starting to think about toilet training with your child, one of the most important aspects to consider is if your child is ready. Goodstart Montrose centre director Angela Price says there is no use starting toilet training if the child is not ready or is not a...
/news-and-advice/a-how-to-guide-toilet-training
A “magical” reading egg will hatch at the culmination of the early years literacy program Paint Cairns South REaD which kicks off this week.   Goodstart Forest Gardens centre director Erin Beerenfels is hitting the road to promote the 10-week campaign throughout Far North ...
/news-and-advice/a-magic-egg-and-a-surprise-mascot
A program developed by Goodstart Early Learning to help improve access to quality early learning and care for eligible children and families is showing great benefits.   The Early Learning Fund was developed by The Benevolent Society and Goodstart to remove cost as a barri...
/news-and-advice/access-to-early-learning-fund-pays-benefits
Improved participation rates in early childhood education are resulting in improved outcomes for the state’s children, according to Goodstart Early Learning’s advocacy manager John Cherry. The recently released Naplan results show a strong correlation between improved educa...
/news-and-advice/access-to-affordable-childcare-essential-for-succe
Learning how to maintain a vegetable garden, look after soil and when to pick vegetables are just a few of the skills the children at Goodstart Early Learning Bendigo are taking on. Once a week, a group of up to 15 children head to the Salvation Army’s Gravel Hill Communi...
/news-and-advice/bendigo-children-get-in-to-community-spirit
Leith Plunkett is not what you imagine when you think about early learning educators. The 35-year-old Hobart educator joined the industry after a career working as a team leader at a call centre and a factory, in managerial positions. But he had developed a passion for w...
/news-and-advice/benefits-of-joining-a-new-centre-for-all-to-see
Michele Watson is aware she is going to face many challenges in the year ahead. After spending years as a centre director at Goodstart Early Learning, she has taken up a secondment in the Early Learning Centre at Doveton College ( pictured above ) in Victoria. The first ...
/news-and-advice/big-challenge-awaits-new-doveton-college-early-lea
Sharks, stingrays, penguins and fish are just some of the creatures the preschool children at Goodstart Derrimut saw on a recent trip to Melbourne SEA LIFE Aquarium. The children explored the underwater world, listened to talks about sharks and crocodiles, and touched star ...
/news-and-advice/big-day-out-at-the-aquarium-for-children-at-derrim
Spending just 15 minutes reading to children each night can greatly increase a child’s academic outcomes and increase their cognitive skills, according to researchers.   Reading to young children: a head start in life , authored by G Kalb and J.C. van Ours, reveals parental...
/news-and-advice/books-give-children-and-families-a-boost-at-centre
As a parent, taking your child to a childcare centre can initially be quite daunting. While qualified educators and caring staff can reassure you that your child will be safe and looked after well, there are likely still many questions you have flying around your head. Let’...
/news-and-advice/breastfeeding-toilet-training-and-illness
Giving back to the community is the aim of the children at Goodstart centres throughout the country. Goodstart Hoppers Crossing Heaths Road hosted Australia's Biggest Morning Tea to show their support to the Cancer Council Foundation. The event has helped raise much fund...
/news-and-advice/bringing-hope-to-those-in-need
Building a connection between preschool children and the elderly was the aim of Goodstart Early Learning Gawler South’s centre director Janine Ludwig when she set up the program. “We discovered many children in our area were not exposed to an older generation such as nans...
/news-and-advice/building-connections-within-the-community
Children are swapping the Ipads, computers and toys for trees, mud and dirt to take part in the Bush Kinder program at Goodstart Early Learning Montrose . Once a week, the children in the kindergarten class spend about two hours at Mt Evelyn Recreational reserve at the bas...
/news-and-advice/bush-kinder-program-forms-vital-connections-for-ch
Australian businesses are being asked to secure their future by helping all children to receive affordable, quality early learning. ReadyNation, an international business organisation of executives focussed on improving the global economy and workforces through increased in...
/news-and-advice/businesses-asked-to-secure-the-future-of-chlidren
In a few months, when the children at Goodstart Early Learning Bongaree want to do a little bit of insect research, they will step outside into their butterfly garden. The children have planted a garden in the centre’s yard complete with plants that attract butterflies an...
/news-and-advice/butterfly-garden-sure-to-attract-attention
It is the out-of-place sound that makes people stop and listen. That is the behaviour a business-led advocacy group is using to encourage greater government funding into childhood early learning. ReadyNation is an international business organisation of executives focusse...
/news-and-advice/call-for-greater-government-involvement-in-early-l
When Ferntree Gully centre director Rebecca Murray first approached Bunnings about a garden makeover, she was hoping for a few new pots and some fresh soil. On August 25, the outdoor areas were transformed by 50 Bunnings and Ryobi employees, with 10 Bunnings centres comin...
/news-and-advice/call-for-help-pays-off-for-goodstart-ferntree-gull
Educators at Goodstart Oakleigh have banded together to raise awareness for the Children’s Cancer Foundation by wearing socks created by the Australian Football League and Sesame Street. They decided to support the Put Yourself in Their Socks campaign after one of the chi...
/news-and-advice/centre-educators-pull-up-their-socks-for-good-caus
Kindergarten children are the ultimate winners in the latest grants awarded to Goodstart through the Victorian 2016-17 Children’s Facilities Capital Program – they will be able to play and explore in exciting new outdoor play environments to be installed in their kinder yard...
/news-and-advice/centres-receive-state-government-funding
Each year, throughout Australia, The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) brings children and books together to celebrate Children’s Book Week (20-26 August). This year’s theme was Australia: Story Country to celebrate all Australian books, authors and illustrators...
/news-and-advice/centres-embrace-book-week
Children and educators from Goodstart Albury – Pemberton Street have banded together to raise more than $5,000 for charities this year, participating in nine local charity events. Give me Five for Kids, Walk to Save our Sons, Mother’s Day Classic, City to City Walk, Relay...
/news-and-advice/charity-starts-early-for-children-at-goodstart-alb
You’ve managed to make it through three school terms and the countdown to Christmas is on. The shops are starting to stock up on decorations and trees, so saving a few dollars in September is even more important than ever. To help minimise the damage on the hip pocket, we’v...
/news-and-advice/cheap-and-cheerful-ideas-for-the-september-school
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