Goodstart Early Learning Shell Cove

6:30AM - 6:00PM

About Goodstart Early Learning Shell Cove

About Goodstart Shell Cove
Our centre is located in the local community of Shell Cove in the Shell Harbour area, conveniently located next door to the local Shell Cove Public Primary school.

We educate and care for children between 6 weeks old and 6 years old. The learning environments at Goodstart Shell Cove are designed with a focus on learning through play, in an environment rich with choice. Our centre aims to extend children’s knowledge and to develop independence, respect and a sense of ownership for their environment through open ended learning experiences.

Our nursery learning spaces are designed to cater for the growing needs of children under two years. They provide challenges and stimulation through sensory exploration, language and literacy experiences and a range of spontaneous fine and gross motor opportunities which are age appropriate, whilst maintaining a calm, relaxed atmosphere.

Our toddler learning space fosters children's sense of wonder, belonging and autonomy. The educators in this room place great emphasis on encouraging self-help skills, social negotiation and social cues along with problem solving techniques. Family involvement is key to the toddler programming and is encouraged through StoryPark - our online learning documentation platform.

Our preschool learning spaces focus on preparing children for the school environment. We believe that social and emotional self-reliance and confidence are key to a successful transition to school, and we nurture these through close, meaningful relationships with our children and families, incorporating their input into group learning experiences. We maintain close connections with local schools such as Shell Cove Public, Shellharbour Public, Flinders Public, Nazareth and Stella Maris.

Our three outdoor learning spaces are designed to encourage children of all ages to interact with and care for our natural environment. Our playground areas are a balance of natural and manmade elements and play surfaces – with sandpits, rock gardens, a water channel, vegetable patch, native garden, dirt pit, and lots of shade. We have carefully designed and planned our spaces to encourage a stronger understanding of the environment and sustainability – while giving children the scope to explore, play and let their imaginations roam.

Our early learning educational programs cater to each individual child's stage of development. Our curriculum is centred around the Early Years Learning Framework and is tailored to each child's unique strengths, needs and interests.

With a highly experienced team on board, Goodstart Shell Cove offers your family high quality early learning and care. Many of our edducators have been part of the Shell Cove Team for more than five years - offering our children and families great continuity and stability. All of our experienced educators hold formal qualifications - either a Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching, Certificate III or Diploma in Children’s Services. We employ a higher ratio of Diploma educators than required. We are all passionate about delivering a leading early learning curriculum in a welcoming and inspiring environment.

Child Care Fees & Availability

How old is your little one?

6 weeks - 12 months

Current availability



$131.50 a day per child

Estimated fees

Fees vary based on rebate availability. You may be eligible to a rebate of up to 75% of your childcare fees.

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Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Other Meals
Education Programs
Excursions / Incursions

Getting to Goodstart Early Learning Shell Cove

Cnr of Killalea Drive and Stradbroke Ave, Shellharbour

Opening hours

6:30AM - 6:00PM

Goodstart Early Learning Shell Cove Reviews

  • tegan harris - 3 months ago

    My son loves attending Goodstart Shellcove, he would attend 5 days if he could. He really enjoys the nutritious food and has had similar staff since he was a baby. They also cater to his individual needs, giving him guidance and assistance where needed. Would highly recommend.

  • Ben Bragger - 3 months ago

    Rated exceeding, been a fantastic source of learning and high quality care for our son. Very happy with his educators and the whole team.

ACECQA nqs rating
Exceeding NQS

Shellharbour suburb information

Shellharbour is a suburb located in New South Wales. There are approximately 2 child care centres in Shellharbour and fees are below the national average.

NQS rating & quality

National Average
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