0 mths to 24 mths
2 yrs to 3 yrs
3 yrs to 6 yrs
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This team of compassionate ladies have always been welcoming and supportive. I am happy to have them as a part of my child's life.
The staff are wonderful ladies! So caring and accommodating! I don't know what we'd do without them! Our son has Autism and they do absolutely everything they can to ensure he is comfortable and happy!
When your child wants to go to "school" everyday to see their friends and educator, as a parent you know it's the right place :)
I believe in the circle of security: building and forming strong relationships with children so that Educators are their anchor to come and go from to explore the world around them but still have a secure base to come back to.
I base my philosophy off of Bronfenbrenner’s theories, he believes that fostering positive relationships with children and their families is vital to the development of the child. The way we interact and support families will affect the child’s development. We need to reflect the needs and expectations of the society, culture and community in which our children live.
As the Centre Director I will inspire, motivate, mentor and lead the Centre team to deliver outstanding outcomes for families and children as well as encourage high performance in all my Educators.
I will set clear goals to deliver a High-Quality Centre and Learning Program for all children. I will lead the Centre’s commitment to Goodstart’s inclusion goal and ensure access for all children and families. I will develop respectful and reciprocal relationships that respond to family needs and expectations within Goodstart’s guidelines to deliver better outcomes for families and children.
Shelley Wicks 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.
With strong community connections, the children at Goodstart Beachmere have access to a range of programs and support services. The program includes an embedded social inclusion program, monthly sign language classes and Beach Kindy as well as daily art, music and dance sessions. With strong links to the local schools, the prep children participate in excursions, such as Book Week parade, to help them prepare for the step to big school.
To enrich the children's learning experiences, community members visit the centre throughout the year, such as the local police, RSPCA and, of course, Santa leading up to Christmas!
The team of highly qualified educators tailor the curriculum based on the Early Years Learning Framework to meet the children's individual needs, interests and strengths.
The play-based program covers all Key Learning Areas, including language, literacy, mathematics, science and creative arts.
The Storypark platform, regular family nights, and newsletters enable educators to stay in close contact with parents and their families and keep the communication open and clear.
At Goodstart Beachmere, the children are provided with a variety of healthy and nutritious meals throughout the day. This includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack every day.
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.