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Getting started & FAQs


Getting started in Goodstart’s Kindergarten & Preschool program is easy.

Our program is fun, stimulating and evidence-informed, delivered by university qualified teachers.
Simply enrol your child into our program in two easy steps.

  1. Complete the online enquiry form below or contact 1800 222 543 to discuss your needs with our Family Support Team.

  2. Visit the centre/s you are interested in. It’s a chance to meet the team, experience our learning environments and go through any questions you may have. Search for nearby centres here.


After visiting the centre, the centre director will stay in contact with you and provide helpful advice and tips to ensure a smooth start to Kindergarten & Preschool.

Have some questions? See helpful questions and answers below.


When do I enrol?

It's best to contact our team as early as possible before you want your child to start, to ensure availability. In some cases, where availability exists, you are able to enrol your child throughout the year in which the Kindergarten & Preschool program is being delivered.


What curriculum do you follow?

Our program is underpinned by the Australia-wide Early Years Learning Framework established by the Australian Government. The framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes essential to support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. 


Can I trial a day of Kindergarten & Preschool for my child?

Yes. Our centres offer ‘stay & play’ opportunities where parents stay with their child, while they enjoy our learning environment and interact with other children and the program’s teacher. This provides an opportunity to learn more about our program and see our indoor and outdoor environments.


How do I enrol my child?

Simply fill out the online enquiry form or contact 1800 222 543 to discuss your needs with our Family Support Team.


What are the Kindergarten & Preschool starting ages for children?


QLD

Children turning four years of age on or before 30 June.

NSW

Children turning four years of age on or before 31 July.

ACT

Children who turn four years of age on or before 30 April.

WA

Children turning four years of age on or before 30 June.

TAS

Children turning four years of age on or before 1 January.

NT

Children turning four years of age on or before 30 June.

SA

Children turning four years of age on or before 1 May.


How much does Kindergarten & Preschool cost?

The cost varies based on each centre, and on family circumstances due to government financial support and rebates available.

Goodstart services are approved by the Australian Government, which means you may be eligible for financial support and rebates via the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). To learn more, visit www.mychild.gov.au or contact our Family Support Team on 1800 222 543 or use our Simple Subsidy Estimator.

Families that identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander are eligible for additional funding.
Additional funding is also available for vulnerable children and families facing temporary financial hardship. Please visit www.mychild.gov.au and www.humanservices.gov.au, or alternatively you can discuss with your centre director.

Based on a child's or families personal circumstances, there may also be other government funding available.


What other financial support and rebates are available?

Understanding the fees and rebates associated with kindergarten and preschool in Australia can get confusing.

All our centres will be able to provide you with specific information and detail regarding fees and rebates.

Goodstart services are approved by the Australian Government, which means you may be eligible for financial support and rebates via the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) for Approved Care. To learn more, visit www.mychild.gov.au or call our Family Support Team on 1800 222 543.

To learn more about rebates and financial support available in your state, please contact your centre director.


Want to know more?

Simply call our Family Support Team on 1800 222 543.


What is the teacher/student ratio?

In QLD, ACT, NT, VIC the teacher/student ratio is 1:11 (one teacher for every 11 children).

In NSW, SA, WA and TAS the teacher/student ration is 1:10.
For more information regarding ratios, please refer to the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality.

Contact us

Call 1800 222 543 or submit your enquiry below