Goodstart Early Learning

Goodstart is Australia’s largest early learning provider. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families. Our people are our foundation, together we are working to ensure children have the learning, development and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and life.

Role: Educator

Location: Albury, NSW

Centre: Goodstart Lavington

Employment Type: Full time, Permanent

If you are looking for a Part time / Casual role also apply!

Pay: $28.52 – $31.06 per hour + benefits + super

  • Help provide the best start to a child’s life. Make a lasting impact while growing an incredible career
  • Be paid at least 5% above award,
  • Get 50% discount off your childcare gap fees + paid parental leave

Are you on the hunt for a fulfilling career, a nurturing environment and the opportunity for personal and professional development? Whether you are seasoned in early childhood education or embarking on your journey, we’re excited to explore how our fantastic opportunities align with your aspirations.

As an Educator, you’ll thrive as part of a dynamic team, working closely with Senior Educators and Educational Leaders to enhance and refine our educational learnings to children. Prioritising safety in all aspects, you’ll champion inclusivity, tailoring learning experiences to meet the needs of every child. Let’s collaborate and make a difference together!

About Goodstart :

Meet the Team at Lavington – click here to watch a video introducing some of the team at our centre.

At Goodstart Lavington, we pride ourselves on our innovative Key Educator Approach, fostering strong community engagements while maintaining a friendly, long-standing team of educators. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in every aspect of our centre, from our meticulously designed rooms aligned with an Early Years Learning Framework to our expansive outdoor playground. Here, children are encouraged to explore and discover through sensory-rich, play-based learning opportunities. Our structured preschool program, led by university-qualified teachers, seamlessly blends with our long-day care services, ensuring that your child receives the best of both worlds as they develop essential skills for school and life.

What Goodstart can offer you:

  • Better pay – you’ll get at least 5% above the award rate
  • 50% discount off your childcare gap fees and 4 weeks paid parental leave – increased to 6 weeks from December 2023 
  • Paid professional development – we offer a range of opportunities to grow your skills and your career 
  • Wellbeing focus – you’ll get two wellbeing days included in your personal leave per year
  • Additional leave – you’ll have the option to purchase extra leave for even greater work life balance  
  • Retail discounts – you’ll save money on insurance, travel and technology
  • Uniform allowance and employee referral program
  • Security and stability – as Australia’s largest provider of early learning and care and a not-for-profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families

You’ll need:

  • Certificate III or Diploma in Early Childhood (or ACECQA approved equivalent)
  • Strong knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards
  • Current NSW Working with Children Check

How to apply

Click ‘Apply Now’ and submit your application.

We review applications as they are submitted. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible for your best chance to progress to the next stage of the process. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all positions.

Have a question? Contact our Talent Acquisition Team on 1800 222 543 or via email [email protected]

Supporting our people and protecting our children

We’re an equal opportunity employer that is proud of our inclusive and diverse work environment. We know that Goodstarters from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences strengthen our teams and help us grow. We’re also deeply committed to Reconciliation and creating an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People feel a strong sense of belonging and connection.

Safety is our priority and we will take any action necessary to ensure that all children can feel safe and be safe, and are safeguarded from abuse, neglect and harm. As a Child Safe Organisation, all of our candidates must have or obtain a valid working with children check.

YouTube video link: https://youtu.be/JdO_Ut3pmIw