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As a first time parent and first time using daycare I cannot speak highly enough of the facilities and staff at Goodstart Brisbane City - Adelaide Street. We love that all the educators get to know and form a relationship with every child. Facilities are amazing. The educators do their up most best to do everything for each individual childs needs and always think of each childs interests when bringing in new toys and activities for them. I'm glad we chose Goodstart Adelaide Street and cannot wait to see what adventures and memories await our son there. Thank you Goodstart Adelaide Street.
I contacted the centre, seeking casual care for a few days at fairly short notice. Within hours, the Director had responded to me and we organised his enrolment asap. She answered all my queries clearly and openly which left no room for surprises later on. I appreciate that it might not always be the case but was grateful for their promptness and availability. The photos on the net are extremely accurate, the centre being spacious, beautifully set up and so clean. All the kids seem happy and the staff were equally in good spirits while remaining professional and courteous. My boy did not have any trouble settling in and was untroubled by the new environment and new faces!
Our son started in October and had never been away from us much at all. His educators have been so caring and loving towards him and hes slowly starting to settle in and enjoy his days with his educators and friends. Allowing him to show them what he's interested in, they build on those interests but still try to encourage him to be involved in new experiences. Thank you to all the educators and the chef for providing my son with healthy meals and great educational and fun filled days. We can see changes in him already, he's gaining so much confidence in little things but it makes a big difference. For always being very informative and supportive of us parents as first time parents and first timers at daycare. I'd reccommend Goodstart Brisbane Adelaide Street to anyone who would listen!
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Hi, my name is Julie Pitkin and I am the Centre Director of Goodstart Adelaide Street.
I have over 30 years’ experience working with children in a variety of roles across the sector. I am a passionate child advocate who values child led play, authentic experiences and nature play. I believe that strong relationships form the foundation of children’s learning and wellbeing.
Goodstart Adelaide Street is a place where children are supported to be unique and individual.
We value diversity and inclusivity and are so lucky to have a large diverse team of educators that intertwine their cultures through the service. Goodstart Adelaide Street is truly a magical place designed to provoke a sense of awe and wonder.
Julie Pitkin, Goodstart Brisbane - Adelaide Street Centre Director
Our vision is for Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life and our purpose is to ensure children have the learning, development and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and life.
Our Goodstarters are what set us apart - they are guided by our principles and inspired to set new benchmarks for a child's learning and development in the years that count most - the first five years.
The children at Goodstart Brisbane - Adelaide Street learn from real life and hands-on experiences with access to a range of programs and support services. The Inclusion support program works with families to access special needs services with a dedicated staff member to support inclusion and learning.
The children participate in 'Big City Little Feet', a walking activity program exploring Brisbane city. Day-to-day programs include visits to Brisbane City Library, Museums and the Farmer's market.
As part of the sustainability program, there is a worm garden, an ongoing learning experience to teach the children the importance of sustainability.
The qualified educators deliver a structured curriculum as part of Goodstart's Kindergarten program. The curriculum focuses on foundation literacy and numeracy skills to support the children's development and emotional wellbeing. In addition, the curriculum offers a variety of programs, including languages, mathematics, science, technology, music, and dance.
Goodstart Brisbane - Adelaide Street has an onsite chef who creates fresh and nutritious meals for breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack. The chef also caters for all dietary requirements.
Care for children under school age, on premises especially built or adapted for early childhood education and care services. Private operators, local councils, community organisations, employers and non-profit organisations may run long day care centres.Occasional, Casual or Flexible Care
Occasional, Flexible or Casual Care Services provide short periods of care for children under school age. Families can access Occasional, Flexible or Casual Care on either a regular or casual basis a variety of reasons including, shift or part-time work, respite care, crisis and emergency care, shopping or attending appointments.Pre-school / Kindergarten / Prep
Pre-school is a planned educational program for children in the years before a child commences school. Children are usually aged between 3 and 5 years of age. Pre-school may take place in a range of settings including a purpose built building, in a community setting, a school, as part of a long day care centre or a mobile or visiting service.
In January 2012 the National Quality Framework (NQF) came into effect across Australia.
The purpose of the NQF is to improve and standardise the quality of child care through a range of measures including better staff to child ratios, higher staff qualifications and an assessment and rating system designed to promote continuous improvement.
Under the NQF child care services are assessed and rated against the National Quality Standards (NQS).
The NQS measures the quality of early childhood education and care in Australia. It will cover
most long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten and outside school hours care services.
Under these standards child care services will be assessed and rated against the seven quality areas, 18 standards and 58 elements that make up the NQS.