Goodstart opens new centre in north Sydney
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Goodstart opens new centre in north Sydney

by Jason Roberts

January 31, 2019

Goodstart Early Learning has opened a new 102-place childcare centre at Gladesville in the northern suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales.


The centre is located in a former industrial building which has been completely gutted and rebuilt into a two-storey, six-room centre.


Goodstart said that the suburb of Gladesville, which is in the Ryde City Council area, is currently undergoing a process of gentrification and many new families are expected to move into the area.


The latest Gladesville suburb data shows that Gladesville has the largest percentage (23.9 per cent) of ‘Parents and homebuilders’ (aged 35 to 49 years of age) than other suburbs in the Ryde City Council area, with babies and preschoolers making up 6.4 per cent of the suburb’s population.


Centre Manager Brooke Townend said that “While there are a few other centres in the area, Goodstart has a different offering because of its highly visible learning for children.”


Ms Townend moved from Goodstart’s centre at Mosman, where she worked for eight years, to take up the role of centre manager at the new Gladesville centre.


“It’s a brand new centre and a role I’m really looking forward to. I’ve been with Goodstart for 13 years as an educator, centre director and area manager so a new challenge will be great.”


She went on to say “I think it’s exciting that we’re opening new centres throughout Australia. It gives all of us other avenues for our professional learning, and new challenges in our careers.”


Goodstart Early Learning is one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit social enterprises, with turnover exceeding $1 billion. Proceeds are reinvested into providing quality early learning and delivering our vision of giving Australia’s children the best possible start in life.

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