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: Thurgoona, Albury Region, NSW

Centre: Goodstart Thurgoona

Employment Type: Full time 38 hours

Casual Educator opportunities available in the area too!

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!

Our centre vision s for children to have authentic, real life learning opportunities where our educators will support them to become resilient and successful individuals.

At Goodstart Thurgoona, our dedication lies in fostering a nurturing, inclusive, and secure environment where children can flourish and thrive. With our Centre Director’s extensive 14-year tenure, we bring a wealth of experience and commitment to every aspect of childcare. Accommodating up to 90 children, aged from 6 weeks to 5 years old, our facility offers a diverse range of engaging programs designed to stimulate growth and development. Our passionate Educators craft dynamic activities that encourage exploration and learning, empowering children to discover the wonders of the world around them. Outdoors, our three distinct play areas feature age-appropriate spaces and equipment, ensuring that every child can fully immerse themselves in enriching experiences.

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 6 weeks paid parental leave.
  • 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:

  • Ideally Diploma in Early Childhood (or ACECQA approved equivalent) or Cert III.
  • 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.

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