Goodstart Early Learning Pakenham

Goodstart Early Learning Pakenham
5 Portobello Road, Pakenham, VIC, 3810
4.0 Average score
6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Friday
Licensed for 91 Children
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Goodstart Early Learning Pakenham Centre overview

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Welcome to Goodstart Early Learning Pakenham

At Goodstart Pakenham, each and every educator is dedicated to the care and development of children, through inclusive relationships and high quality learning. Welcoming children from 6 weeks to 6 years, the team delivers engaging programs that cater to individual interests, strengths and needs, while nurturing courage, and resilience.

Developed in line with the Early Years’ Learning Framework, the warm and comfortable interior features natural timber furniture, colourful décor, and a rich array of learning resources. A vibrant pet ownership program helps children learn about animals including blue tongue lizards and baby turtles. Children can also borrow books from the centre library. 

The playground areas feature bike paths, cubby houses and sandpits, with wonderful natural elements including a rock pool, dry creek bed, worm farm and vegetable garden. To help nurture good health and physical development, the centre proudly provides free swimming lessons for kindergarten children at the neighbouring Cardinia Leisure Centre. 

Situated in the heart of Pakenham, the centre is easily reached by bus or car. Why not book a tour of this friendly and nurturing centre today?

Fees & Vacancies

$139 Avg price / day

Goodstart Early Learning Pakenham Service features

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Kindergarten/Preschool Programs

Kindergarten/Preschool Programs

Our high-quality, play based preschool curriculum is delivered by Bachelor qualified Early Childhood Teachers. Our teachers tailor their programs to ensure all children develop the confidence and social and emotional skills needed for a smooth transition to school. Through play, our Early Childhood Teachers facilitate children’s learning of important language, literacy, numeracy and creative skills.

Benefits of Goodstart Kindergarten/Preschool programs:

  • Our programs are planned and led by qualified and experienced Early Childhood Teachers, in accordance with the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Our programs have the tick of approval, meaning they meet (and exceed) Government guidelines around learning in the year before school
  • Strong connections with local schools support our extensive transition to school programs
  • We offer greater flexibility and convenience for busy families with longer opening hours, five days a week, 52 weeks of the year.
  • We offer 9-hour, 10-hour and all-day sessions.
  • Nutritious meals are provided throughout the day, so there’s no need to pack lunch boxes.

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How Goodstart Early Learning Pakenham compares with Pakenham, 3810
Goodstart Early Learning Pakenham
NQS Rating


5 Portobello Road
Pakenham, VIC, 3810
National Quality Standard Rating
Overall Exceeding
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Educational Program and Practice Meeting
Children's Health and Safety Exceeding
Physical environment Exceeding
Staffing Arrangements Exceeding
Relationships with children Exceeding
Collaborative partnerships with families and communities Exceeding
Governance and leadership Exceeding

Centre Reviews

4.0 (22 Reviews)
4.0 All sources (22)
# 5.0 Care for Kids (2)
Google (20)

I have no complaints about Goodstart. It's a place I'm sure my daughter loves being. The entire stuff team are friendly... Read more

Would recommend to a friend
Licia Costa
Dec, 2023

This was the first childcare service we used since arriving in Australia and it has set the bar high! Great leadership (new manager has just started),... Read more

Response from the owner 22 Dec 2023

Thank you for your heartfelt review! It warms our hearts to hear your positive feedback about our leadership, natural environment, sustainable practices, and the dedicated staff. We're glad our efforts to help your child feel welcome and purposeful have made a positive impact. We understand finding a new center can be challenging, and we hope we can welcome you to another Goodstart Centre after your move. It's been a pleasure having your family with us, and we wish you all the best in your new journey.

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Dec, 2023

Our journey with Goodstart Early Learning Centre Pakenham has been nothing short of amazing! Since my daughter joined in October 2023, it's been an absolute... Read more

Response from the owner 22 Dec 2023

Thank you for your heartwarming review! We're delighted to hear that your journey with Goodstart Early Learning Centre Pakenham has been amazing. Our team takes pride in providing professional and caring assistance, and we're thrilled that you've found our educators to be warm and welcoming. Knowing that your little one is in safe and loving hands is our top priority. We look forward on continuing to provide you with the best possible care!

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Think Gen
Dec, 2023