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Goodstart Early Learning Portland


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90 children

Service Approval Date

01 January 2012

Primary Childcare Service Type

Long Day Care

Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Portland is located in a quiet residential area only a few minutes’ drive from the CBD with plenty of parking available at the centre to make drop-off and pick-up stress free for busy parents.   Our centre provides high quality childcare and kindergarten to children from six weeks to six years and we are set out in five rooms -  from Nursery to Kindergarten / Preschools - which have been specifically designed for varying age groups; all in line with the Early Years' Learning Framework.     At Goodstart Portland we are proud of our multicultural families and educators and we welcome all nationalities in our service.   Our wonderful team of educators have been with us for many years which allows us to provide stability to children and families and build strong and lasting relationships.  Some of our educators have been here since the centre first opened its doors.   All of our educators are Certificate 3 or Diploma qualified in early childhood and have numerous years’ experience in caring for children in our local community. Our Storypark platform, as well as regular family nights and emailed newsletters, enable us to stay in close contact with parents and families, ensuring open and clear communication. This also means we can tailor each program to the child’s individual needs, interests and strengths – as well as the strong level of cultural diversity in our centre. Outside, our playground areas are a balance of natural and manmade elements and play surfaces. We have carefully designed and planned spaces to encourage a stronger understanding of the environment and sustainability – while giving children the scope to explore, play and let their imaginations roam. Franklin the turtle and Astro the rabbit are also an important part of our centre family.   To ensure our children have plenty of energy to learn and play we have a dedicated cook at the centre that provides nutritional satisfying meals for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Community is also important to us and through visits to the centre and participation in events and activities throughout the year we are able to enrich the learning experience. Art and music experiences are provided on a daily basis which allow the children to freely express their creativity. We look forward to meeting you and your family soon! Come in and meet the team, take a tour and see how we can work together to give your child the best possible start in life.

Centre Features

Can Accommodate Special Needs
Credit Card Payments Accepted
Direct Debit Facility
Nappies Provided
Shaded Outdoor Area
All Meals Provided
Indoor Play Area
Approved Preschool Program
Approved for CCS
Outdoor Play Area
SunSafe aware
Car Parking
Education & Development Programs
Allergy Aware
Tertiary Qualified Staff
Sunscreen Provided
Daily Activity Updates
Storypark Families App
Additional Sibling Discount
Multi-Day Discounts
Parent App
Environmentally Friendly
Educator Staff Discounts
Employee Staff Discounts
No Fees on Public Holidays
Flexible Sessions


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Additional Centre Information

Jessica Hutchins

Centre Director

Hi, I’m Jess Hutchins. I have been employed through Goodstart Portland since 2014, before this I completed a traineeship when I was 16 years old.

I have stepped in to various roles at the centre, working with all age groups, but most commonly leading the 3-6 year old room, Educational leader, Administration Assistant and most recently Centre Director (2021).

During this time I have welcomed my two beautiful daughters into the world, they have shaped me into a complete different educator compared to when I started in this profession.

Family is what shapes me and is something I feel really passionate about here at Goodstart Portland.

Key educator is embedded, and building relationships is the most important aspect of our centre.

When you walk into the centre, I want you to feel welcomed, supported but most of all important.

I am very fortunate to lead a fantastic group of educators here at Portland, some who have been here since we first opened and others who started here as students.

I believe the educators working directly with the children are absolute heroes, and really do make a difference in children’s lives daily and I cant praise them enough.

So feel free to pop in and say Hi and be welcomed by our awesome team!

I look forward to meeting you and your family.

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49 -53 Wellington Road, Portland, VIC 3305

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