Goodstart Early Learning Wonthella

Goodstart Early Learning Wonthella

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Just in case you guys needed to see what a difference you make in our lives, Erica spelt out her name without any help today in her Maccas fries. She also ate them in under 3 minutes 🤣
I would recommend taking kids there as very friendly stuff and kids have plenty to do never had a problem
Happy mothers day y'all!!!
Telisha Lynn
Book now for Kindergarten at Goodstart Early Learning Wonthella- spaces still available.
Some weekend reading from our childcare guru Janet Lansbury.

We’re for children, not for profit. So we reinvest in early learning to create better lives. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Goodstart Early Learning acknowledges all Traditional Owners across Australia and recognises all First Nations peoples continued cultural and spiritual connection to the land, sky and waterways that surround us. Welcome to the Goodstart Wonthella family! This page is a family-friendly community page where we can come together and share our interest in, and passion for, early childhood learning and

Operating as usual

27/06/2023

With COVID raising its head again in Geraldton, please feel free to take some free RAT Tests- (located in our foyer)

They have an expiry in July 2023 so will need to be used very soon.

Stay safe & well everyone

Kind Regards

Danielle Waterson
Centre Director

08/06/2023

Thank you Kristina Clare Louise for the beautiful educator gifts. The team are extremely grateful & aesthetically pleased to use your services😜❤️ PS- the choccies are almost gone!😍

07/06/2023

With 80% of a child’s brain developing before they turn 5, every learning experience is valuable.

28/05/2023

Welcome to the beginning of National Reconciliation Week!

Photos from Goodstart Early Learning Wonthella's post 26/05/2023

All silent auctions are closed and winners have been contacted, check your phones!

Silent Auction Winners:
$235 Tupperware Package - Jenny Box
$280 Plumbing Voucher - Caoilfhionn Ivors
Cake by Danielle - Kystyl Marsden
*Please bring your cash into the centre to collect your prizes.

We raised a grand total of $525.35 for Cancer Council at this years Australia's Biggest Morning Tea!!!
I'd call that a huge success. We smashed last years total of $195 out of the water!

Thank you to everyone who donated yummy baked goods and purchased them as well. And of course a huge thank you to Glen Taylor Plumbing, Samantha Melling - Tupperware Consultant and Danielle for donating things to be auctioned off to boost our fundraising as it made a huge difference.

25/05/2023

*** CLOSED ***
Winner is Krystyl Marsden congratulations!

Would you 😍 to win this.

Simply put your money limit in a comment and the winner wins the delicious chocolate giant cupcake.😋

All proceeds go to Cancer Council Australia.

Starting bid is $1- winner will be drawn 2pm tomorrow- Good luck 🤞

24/05/2023

TODAY IS THE DAY!! Come enjoy some cheap treats between 7.30am-9.00am and 3.00pm-5.00pm, each item is a gold coin donation. Also get in your final bids today for the Silent Auctions!! We'd love this to be our biggest morning tea ever!

24/05/2023

Tomorrow is the day for our Australia's Biggest Morning Tea!! Families are encouraged to bring in some home made tasty treats for us to sell. Please include a list of ingredients. Treats will be available for purchase on Thursday 25th May 7.30am - 9.00am and again 3.00pm - 5.00pm

Photos from Goodstart Early Learning Wonthella's post 24/05/2023

Samantha Melling has generously donated a brand new Tupperware Package for Silent Auction valued at $234!!

This package includes:
2x 2L ECO Water Bottles
2x Wipes dispensers (2 sizes)
2x Sandwich Keepers
1x Clear Mates Large Rectangle Deli Container Set (2 containers)
1x Pitcher Set (2 pitchers)
1x Tupperware Tote Bag
All products are brand new in their packaging!

Come into reception to add your bid and try to get this awesome prize pack. All proceeds to go to Cancer Council Australia!

Head over to Samantha's Tupperware group to show some support: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1207839269578505

Photos from Goodstart Early Learning Wonthella's post 23/05/2023

1 day left to put your bid in our silent auction for this $280 voucher with Glen Taylor Plumbing Pty Ltd. All proceeds to go to Cancer Council Australia for our Australia's Biggest Morning Tea. Come into reception to add your bid!

22/05/2023

2 days until our Australia's Biggest Morning Tea. Families are encouraged to bring in some home made tasty treats for us to sell. Please include a list of ingredients. Treats will be available for purchase on Thursday 25th May 7.30am - 9.00am and again 3.00pm - 5.00pm

Photos from Goodstart Early Learning Wonthella's post 22/05/2023

$280 Plumbing voucher generously donated by Glen Taylor Plumbing Pty Ltd! Come bid in the silent auction at reception!

Photos from Goodstart Early Learning Wonthella's post 22/05/2023

Samantha Melling has generously donated a brand new Tupperware Package for Silent Auction valued at $234!!

This package includes:
2x 2L ECO Water Bottles
2x Wipes dispensers (2 sizes)
2x Sandwich Keepers
1x Clear Mates Large Rectangle Deli Container Set (2 containers)
1x Pitcher Set (2 pitchers)
1x Tupperware Tote Bag
All products are brand new in their packaging!

Come into reception to add your bid and try to get this awesome prize pack. All proceeds to go to Cancer Council Australia!

Head over to Samantha's Tupperware group to show some support: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1207839269578505

22/05/2023

3 days until our Australia's Biggest Morning Tea. Families are encouraged to bring in some home made tasty treats for us to sell. Please include a list of ingredients. Treats will be available for purchase on Thursday 25th May 7.30am - 9.00am and again 3.00pm - 5.00pm

22/05/2023

Look who's here!! These fabulous gals from Bunnings Warehouse Australia are here at the centre ready to start the exciting gardening project with the children as one of their community projects! They will be in the centre Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday this week and we are so excited!!

21/05/2023

Personal development and career opportunities
Thrive program: Our program supports hundreds of educators to study towards their Bachelor degrees
Learn while you earn: We provide options to gain Certificate and Diploma qualifications in Early Childhood Education and Care through our partnerships with Registered Training Organisations
Professional development days: We encourage our educators and centre support team members to continuously learn and grow their skills and experience. We offer professional development opportunities throughout the year to keep up to date on leading-edge practices

20/05/2023

It's World Bee Day! Here are some ways you can make your garden a bee-friendly place to be :)

Photos from Goodstart Early Learning Wonthella's post 19/05/2023

As a part of our fundraising efforts for the and our Morning Tea on Thursday next week, have generously donated a voucher worth $280 for us to Auction off in a silent auction. To make your bid come in and see us at reception.

The bids are currently up to $60 some come bid to get a bargain and raise vital funds for cancer patients and research!

Head over to Glen Taylor Plumbing Pty Ltd and show your support for this awesome small family business who do so much to support the community around them, we are so grateful!

19/05/2023

We are incredibly excited and honoured to announce that the Bunnings Geraldton Team are coming to Goodstart Wonthella next week!!

The activities team will be in our centre on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 22nd to 24th May to do some gardening activities with the children and upgrade our gardens around the centre for the children to tend to, care for and enjoy.

19/05/2023

Tomorrow is World Bee Day!

17/05/2023

Working conditions with you in mind!

Some of the ways we support our people to develop a healthy work-life balance include:

Flexible shift options
Part-time and casual roles
Secondments to other centres and roles
Breastfeeding-at-work policy to support new mums returning to work
Two dedicated wellbeing days included in your personal leave each year
Opportunities to work from home
Just ask Tammy, a Teacher from WA: “Goodstart has always accommodated my family’s needs. When my children were little, I was able to work split shifts. And if I ever need a day off, it’s not an issue. I know Goodstart considers my health and wellbeing as important as the children’s."

We also offer a generous and competitive remuneration schedule that recognises the work you put in to develop your expertise:

Educators receive a wage that is 5% above the award wage
Teachers receive a wage on par with state primary schools across Australia

Email your resume to [email protected]

17/05/2023

Saturday is World Bee Day! Here are some ways you can help the bees at home :)

Home 17/05/2023

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Happy IDAHOBIT Day!

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. On 17 May is a day to stand with and support the LGBTIQ+ community worldwide. See www.idahobit.org.au for inspiration on how to be involved and tips on being an ally.

Home Whether it's with your school, workplace or by yourself, go rainbow to signal your stance against LGBTQIA+ discrimination.

13/05/2023

Working conditions with you in mind!
Early learning and care discounts: receive up to 50% off your childcare gap fees (with no impact on your Child Care Subsidy rate).
Flexible work options: Flexible shifts and the option to purchase four weeks additional leave each year.
Health and wellbeing support: Two wellbeing days included in your personal leave each year so you can put yourself first and discounts on private health insurance with Bupa and memberships with Goodlife Health Clubs and Fitness First.
Great deals to save you money: We offer you travel discounts including lounge membership, car hire and accommodation as well as awesome technology, mobile, fuel and retail discounts to save you every day!
https://www.goodstart.org.au/working-at-goodstart/employee-benefits

12/05/2023

It is important to remember those big feelings are a normal part of child development.

Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families

11/05/2023

1 in 20 children experience the profound loss of a parent before they reach their 18th birthday. For context, that's at LEAST one in each school class.

That's not even to mention that countless other children who face separation from a parent due to incapacity, incarceration, illness, divorce, and countless other reasons.

As we celebrate Mother's Day, let's remember that for many children, this day is not filled with joy and celebration.

If you have a child in your life who will be missing their mum this Sunday, here are some ideas of how to relieve some of the challenges that Mother's Day will ultimately bring for them.

1. Acknowledge that the day, and the activities leading up to the day, will be hard.

2. Talk with school teachers and other carers about the ways they might adapt their prepared Mother's Day activities to be sensitive and inclusive of your child.

3. Ask the child what they would like to have happen on the day. Kids are really good at knowing what they need if they are given the opportunity, and asked the question.

Thank you to Kristy Thomas from Feel the Magic. Please check out the incredible work that this organisation does for grieving kids.

11/05/2023

We are so excited to share the 2023 National NAIDOC Week Poster, ‘For Our Elders’, designed by the incredibly talented Bobbi Lockyer! Bobbi Lockyer

Bobbi is a proud Ngarluma, Kariyarra, Nyulnyul and Yawuru artist, born and based on Kariyarra Country in Port Hedland. Bobbi’s artwork, For Our Elders, “showcases how important our Elders are in passing down traditions and culture to our children and future.”

You can download your copy today from the NAIDOC website! https://www.naidoc.org.au/2023-poster

11/05/2023

Bundiyarra Aboriginal Corporation are hosting a free Sausage Sizzle to facilitate a positive and solution based conversation about the rock throwing issues around town. See the attached flyer and join the conversation, to become a part of the solution.

10/05/2023

The innocence and curiosity of a child is second to none. So full of exploration and ready to learn, in the process they can ask some of the funniest questions and make us see things from a different perspective all together. What is the funniest thing your child has asked you?

Recently my child was shown a photo of his aunty with her pregnant belly. He said who is that person. I told him it was his aunty. He responded "No, who is the person in her belly???" It was a question I was stumped on how to answer in the moment that's for sure haha

09/05/2023

Providing you with security and support!

We truly value you - that’s why we pay more:
Educators receive at least 5% above the award rate
Teachers are paid on par with state primary schools
Centre Directors receive 10% above the award rate
Tax benefits through salary packaging: We partner with Salary Solutions – a great way to pay for expenses with money from your salary before tax is taken out.
Comprehensive leave entitlements: In addition to annual leave, Goodstart offers a broad range of paid leave entitlements including:
Personal / carer’s leave
4 weeks Paid parental leave (increasing to 6 weeks in December 2023)
Compassionate leave
Community service leave
Ceremonial leave
Domestic violence leave
You may also be eligible for other types of leave, such as study leave and leave without pay.

Financial support when you need it most: We have partnered with Good Shepherd who provide financial hardship support and no-interest loans towards rent and utilities.
Extra allowances: We believe extra responsibility should be rewarded. So, we offer additional allowances for our nominated Educational Leaders, Teacher Mentors, and those Centre Directors who are also the nominated Teacher.

Photos from Goodstart Early Learning Wonthella's post 08/05/2023

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. What do you compost at home? Composting is a great way to give back nutrients to your garden in an easy and cost effective way.

At the centre all food scraps and organic matter is added to our FOGO bins as a part of the City of Greater Geraldton's waste reduction initiative.

Photos from Goodstart Early Learning Wonthella's post 05/05/2023

Is your child a fussy eater or do they eat everything? Here are some food facts for little people that will hopefully expel some of the most common old-school myths like "Children should not play with their food".

04/05/2023

We want to keep fees as low as possible, and pay our educators and teachers what they are worth.
That’s why we are asking the government to fund a wage increase for educators – like they have done for aged care workers.
So we can keep children at the centre of everything we do.

03/05/2023

With the beginning of May here we are going to be seeing more rainy days ahead. Are you a play in the rain family or a snuggle up with a movie or book family on rainy days?

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Goodstart Community Guidelines

Welcome to the Goodstart Wonthella family!

This page is a family-friendly community page where we can come together and share our interest in, and passion for, early childhood learning and care.

While we are very excited to hear from you, please be aware that we reserve the right to moderate this page as we see fit and remove any posts or materials that we deem inappropriate or not beneficial to the wider community. This includes but is not limited to posts that are:

• Abusive, defamatory, or obscene language
• Fraudulent, deceptive or misleading
• In violation of any intellectual property right of another
• In violation of any law or regulation
• Spam, link baiting or files containing viruses that could damage the operation of other people’s computers or mobile devices
• Promoting competing products, services, or brands
• Personal promotion
• Content that relates to confidential or proprietary business information
• Sexually explicit or contain nudity
• Of a stalking or harassing nature
• That are in poor taste

Any reference or claim against staff or children will be removed to protect the privacy of those involved.

Anyone who repeatedly posts material in violation of the above will not be allowed to further engage with Goodstart’s page.

Any medical or child health questions should be directed to the appropriate healthcare professional in your state.

Goodstart also actively monitors the site for complaints and feedback and may privately follow up with the individual to gain further information and/or comply with any legal or regulatory obligations.

All posts must also adhere to the Facebook terms of use www.facebook.com/terms

DISCLAIMER: In addition to the right you grant to Facebook, please be aware that by positing on our page you are granting Goodstart Early Learning royalty-free license to use this content as we see fit. This means that anything posted can be reproduced, published, broadcast and/or posted somewhere else.

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Thank you to one of our lovely parents @maggiebishop for the homemade lemon, ginger and honey drink and homegrown lemons...
Yummy treats are ready for purchase this morning😋
Thank you @KerrieStephens for the amazing staff cupcakes- we really appreciate it.🥰💝
Sing along!
Let's cook together!
Yummm let's eat a rainbow!
Your bedtime story...
Imagine & Play...
Shops & numbers are fun!

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250-254 Place Road
Wonthella, WA
6530

Opening Hours

Monday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Thursday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm
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