About Good­start Yar­ra­wonga

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Good­start Early Learn­ing Child Care Cen­tre Yar­ra­wonga is a 65 place cen­tre lo­cated in a res­i­den­tial area close to schools and shops as well as com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties.

Car­ing for chil­dren aged 6 weeks to 5 years, the cen­tre runs four rooms, ca­ter­ing to dif­fer­ent age ranges, each with in­di­vid­ual plans and flex­i­ble rou­tines specif­i­cally de­signed for the chil­dren in the room.

Good­start Yar­ra­wonga has a funded Kinder­garten Pro­gram that runs 5 days per week, run by their very own Early Child­hood Teacher. Fur­ther­more, there are a num­ber of qual­i­fied ed­u­ca­tors in the cen­tre and sev­eral cur­rently study­ing to fur­ther their qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

The cen­tre’s ed­u­ca­tors vary in their ages and back­grounds, all bring­ing some­thing very spe­cial and unique to the team. In­side, all of the rooms - from Nurs­ery to Kinder­garten/Preschool - are set up in line with an Early Years Learn­ing Frame­work, with sen­sory and play-based learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Colour­ful, stim­u­lat­ing sur­rounds en­sure the chil­dren have the chance to grow and de­velop through sen­sory, play-based learn­ing and Good­start is fo­cused on en­sur­ing the chil­dren are ready to take that all im­por­tant step up to school.

The cen­tre’s Sto­ry­park plat­form, as well as reg­u­lar fam­ily nights and emailed news­let­ters, en­able staff to stay in close con­tact with par­ents and fam­i­lies, en­sur­ing open and clear com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

This also means the Good­start Yar­ra­wonga team can tai­lor each pro­gram to the child’s in­di­vid­ual needs, in­ter­ests and strengths – as well as the strong level of cul­tural di­ver­sity in the cen­tre.

Out­side, there are age ap­pro­pri­ate play spa­ces and equip­ment, all geared to en­hance the chil­dren’s aware­ness of their sur­rounds and the greater en­vi­ron­ment, as well as their un­der­stand­ing of the im­por­tance of sus­tain­abil­ity.

The cen­tre’s three ar­eas have veg­gie patches with worm farms and com­post, slides, beams, climb­ing fix­tures, a wooden boat, sand­pits, fruit trees and lots of shade and space to run. All meals are pre­pared on site by a qual­i­fied cook who uses tasty, fresh and nu­tri­tional in­gre­di­ents – just the thing to keep hun­gry tum­mies sat­is­fied.

Good­start Yar­ra­wonga prides it­self on fan­tas­tic re­la­tion­ships be­tween staff, fam­i­lies, chil­dren and the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

It is the cen­tre’s aim to pro­vide chil­dren with ex­cit­ing and imag­i­na­tive learn­ing pro­grams that cover a range of ar­eas, work­ing across the en­tire Early Learn­ing Years Frame­work. A ma­jor fo­cus for the cen­tre is how work­ing with the broader com­mu­nity can help our staff en­rich the chil­dren’s learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Art and mu­sic ex­pe­ri­ences – as well as other ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties - are pro­vided on a daily ba­sis, al­low­ing the chil­dren to freely ex­press their cre­ativ­ity.

The team at Good­start Yar­ra­wonga looks for­ward to meet­ing you and dis­cussing how we can sup­port you and your fam­ily through the early learn­ing jour­ney.

Hands on learn­ing at Good­start Early Learn­ing Child Care Cen­tre.

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