Community Kids Goodna Early Education Centre

About Us

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.

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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.

We welcome you to contact us and drop in at any time to learn more.

 

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 Big School Ready.

Community Kids Early Learning and Child Care in Goodna - Learn more about Kindergarten and Preschool

Centre Manager profile

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 and have enjoyed the experience it has given me so far in my career. I have completed my Advance Diploma in Children Services and now I am currently stepping into studying my 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”

Maria Montessori

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Facilities

Vacation Care

At Community Kids Goodna we offer Vacation Care programs for school aged children that keep children learning, having fun, engaged yet still getting a much-needed break! See below the fun activities we have planned for this holiday! Secure your spot today!

Community Kids Goodna - Vacation Care Program - Before & After School Day Care

 

Rooms

Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Nursery Toddlers Junior Kindy
0 – 15 months 15 – 30 months 2 – 3 years
Pre Kindy Kindergarten
2.5 – 4 years 3 – 5 years

Facilities

Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Courtesy Bus
  • Nappies included
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • 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
  • Kindyhub – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning
  • KindyNow – an app related to your child’s bookings with our centre

Testimonials

Reviews & Testimonials

See what some of our parents say about our centre:

“Community Kids is a great centre and the staff are amazing. The centre is always clean and the staff invest a lot of time in nurturing and building positive relationships with their children and families. All meals and nappies are provided and meals are nutritious and plentiful. My son has learnt so much from attending this Centre and really enjoys playing outside in the very natural play area filled with shady trees, great play equipment and plenty of space to explore. They have guinea pigs, chickens and fish and are community focused, with most staff members living in the vicinity of the centre promoting a real community feel. They also use the Kindyhub app so parents can keep up to date on the daily activities that their child does, complete with photos which show how happy all the children are. They are nurturing, friendly and always attend to questions and requests promptly. I can not fault Community Kids, they are just great!”

– Megan

 

“My child comes home happy and telling wonderful stories about his day with his friends and his teachers.”

– Beatriz

 

“The bus service is great and all the staff are very friendly.”

– Shelley

 

The staff are always so welcoming and I feel comfortable in leaving my first born with them.”

– Melissa

Enquire Now

We’d love to welcome you to one of our Community Kids Childcare & Early Education centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Community Kids Goodna, please fill out the form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.

Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.