Community Kids Goodna childcare centre caters for children from zero to six years with hours of operation being 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. We are located opposite Goodna State School.
We provide all nutritional meals and snacks, which are prepared on site by our centre cook – including morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late snacks.
We provide a safe and nurturing environment and cater to all children’s strengths, abilities and choice. We also provide a school readiness program that is Queensland Government Approved for our preschoolers which assist them with the preparation and introduction into school. The program is taught by a bachelor qualified teacher and focuses on language development, literacy, numeracy and socialisation.
We also provide Before and After school care as well as Vacation Care during school holidays. Our Centre provides a warm, welcoming and supportive environment where children are encouraged to learn, play and grow.
Our centre proudly offers a kindergarten/preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more your child will become school ready.
We welcome you to contact us and drop in at any time to learn more.
Why you’ll love Community Kids Goodna
|Courtesy Bus||Vacation Care|
|Healthy Meals||Kindergarten Program|
|Sustainability Program||Nappies and wipes included|
Meet the Centre Manager – Charmaine Ledwidge
Hello, my name Charmaine and I am the Centre Manager at Community Kids Goodna Early Education Centre. I have been in the early childhood sector since 2002 (Centre Manager at the service since 2015) and have enjoyed the experience it has given me so far in my career. I have completed my Advance Diploma in Children Services and Diploma in Leadership and Management as I would like to innovate my success with Community Kids and continue my love for this field of work for as long as I imagine.
I believe that passion is a big thing for me not just as a Manager but also as an Educator, with having this in also brings compassion and dedication within this passion of mine. I believe that if you can show and act on this your team of Educators would follow and act in the same way no matter what challenges bring you, you and your team can and will overcome successful and I believe that this is what you call Integrity within your community.
I believe that each and every child is Unique in their own little way but I also feel that they need secure, caring, and interesting environment to grow emotionally, intellectually, socially and physically. I also believe that by doing the above all children and families need to feel that they can belong within any centre and that is why I say Community Kids Goodna can provide this security for all families and their children.
I am a true believer that for children to learn and grow is that they have the experience to have a flexible curriculum but also a consistent routine by allowing them to experience hands on activities and space to learn on their own pace but also allowing the Educators to provide all children the tips of “everyday life experience” that they may experience in their Early Childhood time and become the best that they can be as they are all our new generation within this world.
Education is a long-life learning experience with experiencing new philosophies, strategies, from parents and community, learning from colleagues, and most important one is learning from children. Children have taught me so much and is still experiencing to this day being open minded, diversity, joy, growth, innocence, laughter, tears of happiness and so much more.
Being a Manager I enjoy sharing the times and experiences I have concur in my time to others and allow my team to grow into the Best Educators that they can be but also allow them to build their own Core Values in life and share the joy and compassion with every child they educate, love and embrace their desire for Early Education as much as I do.
“The Senses, being explorers of our world, open the way to Knowledge”
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|0 – 15 months||15 – 30 months||2 – 3 years|
|2.5 – 4 years||3 – 5 years|
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Courtesy Bus
- Nappies included
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Other meals – Late snack
- Sustainability program
- Veggie garden
- On-site parking
- Before and After School Care and School Holiday Club
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- In-house cook
- Halal Meal Options
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large Natural play environment
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Government Approved Kindergarten Program
- Key Pad Security
- Orientation for families before starting
- Xplor – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning
Our centre also offers a vacation care program for children from 5-12 years old. We make life easier for our parents with extended operating hours and affordable fees. Our vacation care programs has a variety of activities with a focus on fun and learning! Your child will have endless amounts of fun with a mix of in-centre activities, indoor and outdoor play and visits to the community. Don’t miss out on a spot in our vacation care this coming holiday, Enquire today!