Goodstart Early Learning Waurn Ponds

Goodstart Early Learning Waurn Ponds
Corner Baxter Drive and Nicol Drive South, Waurn Ponds, VIC, 3216
4.0 Average score
6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Friday
Licensed for 122 Children
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Welcome to Goodstart Early Learning Waurn Ponds

Goodstart Early Learning Waurn Ponds

Nature at the heart

With a unique focus on the environment as a third teacher, Goodstart Early Learning Waurn Ponds offers enriching education programs in inviting, nurture-inspired spaces. The dedicated educators nurture children with a stimulating curriculum and engaging holistic activities. Nutritious meals, prepared by the on-site cook, ensure that young learners stay fuelled throughout the day.

  • Richly resourced interiors for imaginative play and learning

  • Beautiful, tree-lined outdoor spaces with swings, sandpits, and natural play structures

  • Government-Funded Kindergarten Program 

  • Focus on enriching child development with nature-inspired facilities and activities

  • Sustainability program, vegetable gardens, and natural play areas, to instill respect for the environment

  • Located within Deakin University grounds, with parking on Baxter Drive

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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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Corner Baxter Drive and Nicol Drive South
Waurn Ponds, VIC, 3216
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Centre Reviews

4.0 (14 Reviews)
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Our children went here for several years, very happy with quality, consistency and behaviour of staff.

Would recommend to a friend
Rebecca K
Oct, 2023

We had an extremely negative experience with the center. The educators were engaging in inappropriate behavior, such as intimidating children by threatening them with being... Read more

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Mojdeh abedi
Oct, 2023

The staff at Goodstart Waurn Ponds are outstanding! The boys run into their room excited and love to spend the day laughing, playing and learning... Read more

Response from the owner 07 Dec 2022

Thanks Meg for this amazing review and the recommendation. It means a lot to read reviews like yours which let us know we’re achieving what we set out to. 😊

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Meg Durham
Dec, 2022