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Why work at Goodstart

If you’re looking to work for an organisation that has a clear and inspiring purpose, offers a flexible and family-friendly work environment, and where your personal development and study is valued and encouraged, Goodstart Early Learning could be the place for you!
 
We’re a not-for-profit social enterprise, meaning we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families. And we’re in a great position to really make a difference – as Australia’s largest provider of early learning and care, our 14,900 Goodstarters nurture more than 70,000 children each year across more than 670 centres.

Our purpose is for children to have the learning, development and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and life. We have 4 guiding principles:
 
• Children are central to everything we do
• Families are our primary partners
• Our people make the difference
• Being a valued part of each unique community

If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, we’d love to know more about you!
 

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Job security and stability

We are big, but we have a big heart too. With more than 670 centres across Australia, we offer our people the security, reassurance and support of a large network while ensuring each centre is a unique part of their local community.
 
We continually invest in our people, both professionally and personally. We stand side by side and support our team of Educators, Teachers, Centre Directors and support people so they can continue to provide the best possible learning experiences for our children all over Australia.
 

Safe working environment

Safety starts with everyone. But at Goodstart it's more than that – it's who we are and what we do. Safety, health and wellbeing are more than just words to us; they are a personal commitment and a promise we make every day to our children, our families and each other.
 

Appreciation and recognition

Goodstarters are recognised for the incredible work they do and the difference they make in the lives of children all over Australia.
 
Centre gift cards, resource packs, family feedback and our own ‘Goodie Awards’ are all part of recognising the amazing work Goodstarters do every day.
 

Health and wellbeing support

Health and wellbeing matters to Goodstart. We have a dedicated team of professionals providing programs and ongoing support to each and every one of our 14,900 Goodstarters in ways that really make a difference. Things like live interactive webinars with our national safety and wellbeing team and free 24/7 independent counselling services are just some of the ways we show our support.  
 

Committed to making a difference

As a not-for-profit social enterprise, Goodstart reinvests in the areas that make the biggest impact on outcomes for children – our centres, our practice and programs, and our people.
 
We are an equal opportunity employer that is proud of our inclusive and diverse work environment. We support and encourage individual growth and strong teams that are made up of many different cultures and backgrounds.
 

Offering more for our people

And that’s not all we offer - head over to our employee benefits page to find out more about the other benefits you’ll enjoy as a part of the Goodstart team, including professional development, flexible work options, and discounts on your early learning fees.
 
If you are passionate about making a difference in your community and supporting children’s learning and development you can easily search for the perfect role for you.