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Goodstart Early Learning Educator Reviews

Updated 6 Jul 2019

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Goodstart Early Learning CEO Julia Davison
Julia Davison
11 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Unprofessional, Bullying , Toxic work environment"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Educator in Bondi
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy caring for children and staying connected with families, I enjoy the daily work including the paper work even though it can be a lot. I enjoy the camaraderie that I have with a handful of professional educators.

    Cons

    A handful of very unprofessional educators that have created the negative environment filled with gossiping, rumours and lies.

    Advice to Management

    - Open your eyes to what is within your work environment. Be aware of what is going in instead of just sitting in your office. Get on the floor sometimes, you might learn a thing or 2. - During the induction process ensure that it is being told that there is zero tolerance towards bullying, gossiping and telling lies. - Follow through the anti- bullying disciplinary action with the perpetrators - Ensure that parties...

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    Goodstart Early Learning2018-11-30

    Goodstart Early Learning Response

    January 16, 2019Corporate Affairs

    We take the issue of bullying very seriously - so firstly, thank you for taking the time to provide your honest feedback. While we appreciate you may wish to remain anonymous, if you would like to talk these issues through with us, please call on 1800 890 933 or email: people@goodstart.org.au.

  2. Helpful (10)

    "Disappointing 🤯"

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    Current Employee - Educational Leader in West Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relationships built with the children and families.

    Cons

    Built beautiful relationships with the staff in this certain centre. After a few years, had a big change in staffing and environment, now the environment isnt so joyful to come to, a few toxic personalities makes it very hard to spend 5 days 37.5 hours a week in, bullying is high in most centres ive been to as this is evident through the reviews on here as well as if you walk into any of the centres, it is female dominant...

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    Advice to Management

    If only you knew what it is like to live and breathe our role you will understand.

    Goodstart Early Learning2018-11-10

    Goodstart Early Learning Response

    February 4, 2019National Lead Employee Experience

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your honest feedback - and sorry to hear that you had a mixed experience with us. Early Learning is a highly regulated industry and there are a lot of requirements we need to meet by law, including recording children's learning and maintaining ...

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  3. Helpful (4)

    "Casual staff"

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    Current Employee - Educator in Werribee, Victoria
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The children and most families are great.

    Cons

    A new system called Relief Ruler was introduced to bring about fairness in giving out shifts to casual staff. Instead its being abused by center directors and staff to give shifts to particular staff. Shifts are given before being advertised on relief ruler and once advertised the shift is already taken. I've witnessed this happen and was appalled.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct surveys on staff including casuals on how the centers are run. Please don't ignore casual staff as we may act as monitors in centers and report anything going against the organization's policies and procedures. All casuals follow the guidelines set out by goodstart but have been harrassed and intimidated by permanent staff for being proffessional. Please consider casual staff as an asset to Goodstart. I believe...

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    Goodstart Early Learning2018-10-28
  4. Helpful (9)

    "Want to make a difference but can't"

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    Current Employee - Educator in Adelaide
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The children and parents and SOME coworkers

    Cons

    Too much favourtism, gossip, lies, unfounded allegations, if someone doesn't like you they will cause trouble for you all the time, management doesn't care about you. Profit comes first. If you are given a new shift (you are just given it without any discussion) and it doesn't suit then you are told to just leave. I get disheartened when I am treated badly like this, always couldn't wait to get to work but was slowly...

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    Advice to Management

    They don't listen anyway

    Goodstart Early Learning2018-10-19
  5. "Senior Educator"

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    Current Employee - Senior 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

    Great philosophy in terms of children's learning and families.

    Cons

    Work life balance is hard because of long shifts with one hour unpaid break.

    Goodstart Early Learning2018-08-18
  6. Helpful (10)

    "TOXIC, BULLYING CULTURE"

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    Former Employee - Lead Educator in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Goodstart Early Learning part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are none, bar some lovely kids & families.

    Cons

    Cliques, heavy workload, inconsistent treatment of staff, inconsistent everything from Centre to Centre. This place has every con you can think of & then some. Calls to work when you are still unwell & not cleared to work. Incredibly soul destroying & unprofessional when one passes the office & hears a group of woman & 2IC gossiping in that nasty way only a group of "favorite & safe" woman can do. Hard to believe that...

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    Advice to Management

    Jokes right? Like management gives a toss about staff well-being, give advice at your own peril. How many managers can one Company have & still get it so wrong?

    Goodstart Early Learning2017-08-30

    Goodstart Early Learning Response

    September 6, 2017Corporate Affairs

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We take the issues you’ve raised very seriously. While we appreciate you may wish to remain anonymous, if you would like to talk more about it, please call us on 1800 890 933 or email: people@goodstart.org.au

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - Educator in Muswellbrook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for, average pay, a lot is based on your director and your input

    Cons

    Workload often heavy, unappreciated by clientele and often management

    Advice to Management

    Treat your workers with respect and they will come back. We're not all directors and do not receive your training alongside you, treat us as much

    Goodstart Early Learning2017-03-29

    Goodstart Early Learning Response

    September 6, 2017Corporate 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. We’re always looking for ways to better support our people and your feedback will help us focus where it’s needed most.

  8. "Fantastic Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Nursery Educator in Gunnedah
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    constant staff training/self-improvement opportunities, Frequent seminars available to staff. strong community involvement. great director. Wonderful and diverse group of ladies to work with.

    Cons

    Can be tricky fitting in the required 10min breaks during shifts (only due to room routines which would be the same everywhere). Sometimes struggle to get through the required amount paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    Give yourself a holiday... you deserve it!

    Goodstart Early Learning2016-03-30
  9. Helpful (8)

    "Chain of poor Centres - NOT RECOMMENDED. Reduce your work at non- peak times I've: Christmas"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Lead Educator in East Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning part-time

    Pros

    No good reason to work there, unless you are lazy & a good liar.

    Cons

    Not a good word to say. Badly trained staff, just as bad Directors - usually stressing OR completely uncaring. Staff who rarely do chores, sunscreen Children, toilet properly, soothe to sleep - too many faults to mention. The "popular staff" seem to be the laziest & some how get away with doing the bare minimum all day. Some staff hardly in room all day.

    Advice to Management

    Get down on the floor. LISTEN to your staff. These are ALL WOMAN - do group work with them. It's a TOUGH JOB if you are doing it properly. Use incentives. Make them feel special on occasions. Even human would do!

    Goodstart Early Learning2016-01-23
  10. Helpful (8)

    "Not for kids"

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      Former Employee - Educator Social Services in Adelaide
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Goodstart Early Learning

      Pros

      Salmonella and botulism, total independence, self defence

      Cons

      Watch the staples and drawing pins on nursery floors. Dirty floors see how dirty the children get crawling on the supposed clean floors. Cover ups, finger pointing, internal bickering, lack of security, children being pick up by supposably elusive grand parents with no security check done not even a drivers licence.

      Goodstart Early Learning2015-10-03
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