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Teaching roles at Goodstart

Looking to join an organisation with like-minded professionals committed to delivering the best possible outcomes for children? A place where you feel recognised and valued for what you do?
Our skilled, university-trained Teachers see the amazing potential in our youngest learners and use their talent to ignite it. They use their knowledge and creativity to design a vast landscape of learning opportunities to capture young minds and budding imaginations. Plus, they have a deep understanding of early learning pedagogy and how to develop programs that support children’s independence, resilience, and social and emotional wellbeing.

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Why choose Teaching at Goodstart?

VIEWSupporting you in making a difference
We believe every person should feel supported to be the best they can be. We’ve listened to what our people need, and we’ve worked with them to implement even better conditions and benefits. The result? Empowering environments where your valuable contribution is recognised.

Goodstart is a pretty special organisation. We’re for children and not for profit. And by providing high-quality early learning in a safe and caring environment, our people give children the educational, developmental and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and beyond. It’s all part of our vision for Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life.

What this means for you:
  • You’ll foster children’s development through purposeful, intentional teaching practices, helping to set them up for school and life
  • By building strong relationships with children and families, you’ll help make sure early education is responsive and inclusive for everyone
  • With a strong desire to continuously develop your skills, you’ll help us build a culture of reflective practice and ongoing improvement



VIEWWorking conditions with you in mind
We recognise the incredible work you do and the difference you make in the lives of children every day. But we also know you value your time outside of the workplace, and that looks different for everyone. Our flexible working conditions are designed to be exactly that: flexible, with no “one-size-fits-all” approach.

What this means for you:
  • We support you with a range of shift options, with opportunities to work from home
  • You’ll get two dedicated wellbeing days each year so that you can put yourself first
  • We offer the option to purchase extra leave for greater work-life balance
  • Generous discounts on childcare, insurance, travel and technology to make life easier whenever we can



VIEWProviding you with security and support
We’re big, but we have a big heart, too. With more than 670 centres across Australia, we offer the security, reassurance and support of a large network - and with that comes job stability. Although we’re a large organisation, we recognise that everyone has individual goals and needs.

What this means for you:
  • With competitive pay, you’ll receive a wage similar to state primary schools across Australia
  • Paid parental leave because we know family matters
  • Dedicated support and guidance on a range of topics, such as safety and inclusion, delivered face to face or virtually by our centre support team



VIEWA safe and welcoming environment
At Goodstart, health, safety and wellbeing are more than just words – they’re who we are and what we do to support you. We provide you with programs and ongoing support, such as live interactive webinars with our national safety and wellbeing team and free 24/7 independent counselling services to ensure you feel safe in your environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud of our inclusive and diverse work environment. We want you to be comfortable being yourself, so we support individual growth and strong teams made up of many different cultures and backgrounds.

What this means for you:
  • With our sector-leading safety policies and procedures, you’ll always have peace of mind
  • You’ll have access to free 24/7 independent counselling for support when you need it most
  • We have a dedicated national safety team that prioritises your safety and wellness
  • Our Reconciliation Action Plan embeds inclusive practices into our centres to ensure everyone feels welcome



VIEWPersonal development and career opportunities
We offer professional development opportunities throughout the year to keep you up to date with leading-edge early learning practices. We also provide training to help you put inclusive practices in place, so you can support more children from diverse backgrounds or with additional needs. And because we have over 670 centres across Australia, there are plenty of chances to advance your career if you choose.

As an early learning professional, you’ll benefit from a national network of expertise led by our Head of Pedagogy and Practice. Our dedicated interactive online learning hub provides you with focused learning opportunities, so you can upskill and set new benchmarks in early learning practices.

What this means for you:
  • As a Teacher at Goodstart, you’ll lead pedagogy and practice in your room
  • Through our Teacher Professional Program, you’ll get 15 hours of Teacher-specific induction, non-contact programming time, and the ability to work in partnership with universities for pre-service Teacher placements
  • You’ll find mentoring opportunities, regular professional development, and a generous peer network who are keen to offer support and share their experience
  • You’ll have access to live webinars and our interactive learning hub, so you can develop your skills in line with your individual goals
  • If you need it, you’ll receive state-specific support for Teacher accreditation or registration




A career that changes lives

If you’re ready for a career that changes lives in a place that works for you, we’d love to hear from you!
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