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Since the Mary Poppins musical played in Mackay earlier this year, the pre-kindergarten children at Goodstart North Mackay have been learning through song, dance and music.  Goodstart North Mackay has transformed a space in the centre to make a Mary Poppins musical stage. ...
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Ensuring quality early learning programs are available to all children of all backgrounds is a passion for Goodstart Early Learning’s Yvonne Ries. The not-for-profit organisation’s national social policy manager, who has stepped in to the shoes of Myra Geddes while she on p...
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Goodstart works with many groups in the early learning sector and beyond to shine the spotlight on the importance of quality education in a child’s first five years and continue to push governments to improve childcare affordability and accessibility through greater investmen...
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Together with the City of Sydney three new Goodstart Early Learning centres will open in Sydney during the next few months, offering more than 200 childcare places for families. Built by the City of Sydney and operated by Goodstart, the Huntley Street Early Learning Centre...
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Goodstart Hillside came alive on Saturday 17 September, as they hosted a market day filled with fun activities for families and children in the local community. The market offered children with lots play experiences including a jumping castle, playing with sand, climbing ...
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The Children’s Book Council of Australia book of the year award winners have been announced, ahead of Children’s Book Week from August 20-26. The awards are celebrating their 70 th year and more than 400 books were entered in 2016. The winner of the Early Childhood cate...
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Stronger parent and child relationships have been created at Goodstart Hobart West thanks to a six-week creative arts program, trialled for the first time in an early learning environment in Tasmania.   The Parents and Kids Together (PAKT) program, facilitated by Colony 4...
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Yoga, language, computer training and cooking classes are just a few of the initiatives being developed at Goodstart Early Learning’s Jindi Kindergarten and Extended Care .   The first of its kind in the Goodstart network, the centre was opened in 2015 in partnership with...
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An initiative developed to help busy families in the evenings has had a huge response at Goodstart Bundoora – Karl Court . The centre has been saving food from their lunchtime service and repackaging it as take-home dinners. Centre director Libby Farley said pumpkin soup...
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Every child should have access to quality early learning programs. That’s why there are a number of funding schemes available to help families manage the cost of childcare and education through the early years. Here is an overview of what you can expect when it comes to govern...
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Making a difference in early childhood practice is the goal of a leading early children academic from Charles Sturt University.   Dr Sandie Wong has joined Goodstart Early Learning for three years to enhance high quality early learning and care practice.   Dr Wong plan...
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A passion to give children the best start in life has encouraged Goodstart Early Learning’s Sunete Hulsebos to take her ideas to Thailand. Sunete, a casual educator at Goodstart Collingwood Park , visited children from her home town of Bangkok where she shared Goodstart’s ...
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Introducing maths concepts in early education pays dividends for a child’s school readiness and life, says Goodstart’s early childhood educator Lisa Palethorpe. Research shows that a child’s informal number sense when they enter school provides a foundation for school maths...
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There is no doubt that leaving your child at an early learning centre for the first time can be a stressful experience – for both your child and for you as a parent. Separation anxiety is normal in the early weeks of a child’s first introduction to a centre, so don’t worry ...
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Sharing home-grown food with the children and families of the centre was the aim of Goodstart Middle Park’s educators when they created an edible garden. Centre Director Pam Zagami said the educators wanted to share with the children and families their love of growing hea...
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Nearly 20 per cent of all children in Australia are not getting enough physical activity in the day, an increase from nearly 10 per cent in 2009. The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) data shows 17.77 per cent of children as vulnerable on the physical health and we...
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Children learn more efficiently from playing with the “master players” in the playground than adults, according to international early learning expert Professor Jane Bertrand. At eight or nine months old, babies are initiating playful exchanges with other young children, an...
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Children learn to express themselves is through pretend play — also known as socio-dramatic play.   What is pretend play? When children express themselves through pretend play, they use language and storytelling skills to create a shared pretend scenario. Multiple theme...
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It’s an image that seems straight out of the era of the late 1960s or early 1970s in Australia. The family sits around the dinner table, enjoying their meal of meat and three vegetables, chatting about their day, and catching up. Fast-forward to 2016 and it’s more likely...
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The remote community of Fitzroy Crossing, four hours from Broome, is benefiting from an Australian-first secondment program being run by Goodstart Early Learning.   Eleven Goodstart Early Learning educators are completing three-month stints at the largely Indigenous early ...
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Victoria’s Bart Paino still clearly remembers the moment he learned he was going to be a father to five children aged under five years old. He was beside his wife Ang’s side, sitting in an ultrasound office looking forward to seeing his baby to be in the scan. “I saw two...
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Children are born ready to learn. Each new experience is a learning experience, and the connections that these early experiences make in a baby's brain are the most important ones of all. Like building a house, what comes first lays the foundations for what happens later on. ...
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A two-year-old's world is full of big ideas to discover, explore and learn. Children of this age group are eager to use their newly-discovered independence and so a program to help them find opportunities for starting conversations, sharing ideas, finding out about their envir...
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The world is an exciting place for the preschool and kindergarten age group. They can be superheroes one minute, and shopkeepers the next. This certain belief that they can be anything they want is something we never want them to lose. This post is the final part in our ser...
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