1. Helpful (3)

    "Huge job with little recognition."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Educator in Brisbane
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Children and families are beautiful

    Cons

    Constantly under huge amounts of pressure. Over ratio a lot of the time. We are given extra tasks ‘expectations’ but have no time given to complete them, considering we are already over ratio you can do them on your own time or be berated... we have little recourses and when orders are done they are at no consultation with staff, consequently we end up with things that are not useful.. multiple bottles of green paint only a blue, red and glitter paint.. no pencils.. no cardboard.. no crayons.. no textas.. If you tell director you need recourses they say no but then later will complain that your room lacks in this area. Children are forced into a yard at 33.4 degrees to let early staff go home and maintain ratio.. they have the choice to go into one classroom with broken aircon.. so they have a choice it’s okay but while maybe some older children could make this choice for their health 2-3 yr old children certainly do not. Staff leaving.. families leaving.. multiple new bookings at no notice or with any support to transition into care setting makes an already hard job harder.. the turn over of staff and families is a reflection of the unsustainable work load on staff. How is it that a not for profit has KPIs? And that people in office are counted towards ratios.. dodgy practices to say the least.. micro management and cutting staff costs at the expense of staff and children’s wellbeing.. goodstart industry leading?

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    Goodstart Early Learning2019-01-25

    Goodstart Early Learning Response

    January 29, 2019Corporate Affairs

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We take the issues you’ve raised very seriously, particularly with regards the challenge of workloads and ratios. While we appreciate you may wish to remain anonymous, we are working hard to improve the issues you raise and would be keen to discuss your experience in more detail if you are willing. Please email: people@goodstart.org.au so we can get in touch.

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Supportive work environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Early Childhood Educator in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Goodstart Early Learning part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great colleagues. Pay was ok. Well resourced.

    Cons

    Not enough shifts. High staff turnover.

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    Goodstart Early Learning2020-05-29
  2. "good company culture, middle level pay,"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Childcare Educator in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning part-time

    Pros

    with a lot of branches, you can choose the one close to your home

    Cons

    different centres have different people. some are not very nice.

    Goodstart Early Learning2020-05-22

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