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Goodstart Early Learning Educator Reviews

Updated 25 Jul 2019

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Goodstart Early Learning CEO Julia Davison
Julia Davison
11 Ratings
  1. "Brilliant"

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    Current Employee - Educator in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training and working all in one. Fantastic support and beautiful locations to work at

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Goodstart Early Learning2019-07-06
  2. "Not so happy"

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    Current Employee - Senior Educator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning part-time

    Pros

    Award wage but still could be better considering the job at hand

    Cons

    Very few staff are passionate about their role in Children's lives

    Advice to Management

    Review all centre directors and get parents and staff opinions.. you will be surprised with the feedback

    Goodstart Early Learning2019-07-25
  3. "My experience"

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    Former Employee - Educator in Caroline
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work to be in

    Cons

    Ok staff to work with

    Goodstart Early Learning2019-07-02
  4. Helpful (1)

    "A organisation that destroys innocent people"

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    Former Employee - Educator in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Loved the children, some centres are great. Payment good. Policies and Key Educator great.

    Cons

    Biased people, injust and unfair, directly unlawful investigation of matters that are reported to management. Making decision of serious misconduct based on probability, ignoring evidence and takes sides without appropriate investigation. The result is destroying innocent people's lives. The organisation and investigation report and process omits information provided by both parties in disputes.

    Advice to Management

    If management continues to ignore information provided by people, in regards to breach of zero harm policies, Goodstart Early Learning will continue with a bad reputiation. Before I accepted employment with Goodstart Early Learning, I have stayed away, as I had very bad experience from my practical placement. However, when sent an email encouraging me to apply for work with Goodstart Early Learning, I was willing to...

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    Goodstart Early Learning2019-06-21
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Beautiful community"

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    Former Employee - Early Childhood Educator 

    I worked at Goodstart Early Learning full-time

    Pros

    The community at Goodstart is so great as at most childcare centres the staff are so supportive and lovely and there is lots of support for training and career progression available to staff from the management

    Cons

    Some financial aspects sit uncomfortably with me, the directors don't always seem to understand the needs of the rooms or the staff. There is often a feeling that our director won't stand up for us, so we need to protect eachother

    Advice to Management

    This is something that is quite common in the industry I think there has to be a big systemic change to fix these things

    Goodstart Early Learning2019-02-01

    Goodstart Early Learning Response

    February 4, 2019National Lead Employee Experience

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We think our Goodstart community is pretty special too. It is tricky to balance all the needs in a centre and we're working on ensuring our centre directors have the skills and resources to achieve that balance for their teams, ...

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Working for Goodstart Early Learning"

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    Current Employee - Early Childhood Educator in Numurkah
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning for less than a year

    Pros

    Our welfare is looked after, there is communication between everyone, and we are all involved with discussions. Each and every person is valued and respected. From the minute you walk into the centre until the minute you leave, you feel the warmth from staff and educators, that they are indeed happy that you're working there. I feel like a valued and respected person, not just an educator who goes in and out at the end...

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    Cons

    I am unable to think of any

    Goodstart Early Learning2019-01-25
  7. "Educator"

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    Former Employee - Educator in Melton
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Goodstart Early Learning for more than a year

    Pros

    Discount on childcare fees Relief ruler

    Cons

    I have worked at all three centres in Melton and not one offers high quality early learning and it all filters down from management. One particular Director is happy to work educators ‘under the roofline. Another centres director is oblivious to childrens allergies in particular anaphylaxis, allowing egg products into the centre, even into the very room where an anaphylactic child is. Even aware of this, takes no notice....

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    Advice to Management

    Why bother. They don’t listen anyway.

    Goodstart Early Learning2019-03-02
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Would 100% recommend"

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    Current Employee - Educator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great team - professional culture of support, heaps of employee benefits - motel/ flight discounts, fee discounts, cheap health insurance etc, flexible working hours, lots of mentoring and opportunities for professional development or career progression and above ward wages

    Cons

    Goodstart expects highly committed, dedicated educators who genuinely love working with children. If your just in for a clock in, clock out job this company is not for you.

    Goodstart Early Learning2019-01-10

    Goodstart Early Learning Response

    January 16, 2019Corporate Affairs

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Our educators do an amazing job and it does takes loads of energy and commitment. Our customers (70,000+ children) expect no less! We really appreciate your commitment.

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Huge job with little recognition."

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    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...

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    Advice to Management

    Be driven by outcomes for children and wellbeing of children and staff not by KPIs and profit.

    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 ...

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not Flexible"

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    Current Employee - Education Assistant in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy to transfer from one centre to another centre

    Cons

    Directors are so much in workload and they don't have time to listen to the staffs. They are not approachable and bully other staffs.

    Advice to Management

    Find the right people in the right positions

    Goodstart Early Learning2018-11-05

    Goodstart Early Learning Response

    January 16, 2019Corporate Affairs

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your honest feedback - and sorry to hear that you didn't get the level of support you expected. We care deeply about our people and expect our people leaders to provide guidance, encouragement and support to their team. If you are not getting ...

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