Goodstart Early Learning Reviews

Updated 11 Aug 2020

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3.5
69%
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82%
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Goodstart Early Learning Chief Executive Officer Julia Davison
Julia Davison
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "They also provide great professional development to Educators(in 9 reviews)

  • "Lots of centres, ability to move around(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "different centres have different people(in 13 reviews)

  • "Management need to listen to employees rather than just directors and area managers(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Child first company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Early Childhood Teacher in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Support for employees at all career stages

    Cons

    Too much hierarchal processes and reporting structure. As well as new changes every year

  2. "Great Company to work for."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Centre Director in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time

    Pros

    Diversity in Children, Educators and families

    Cons

    Company should be closed for the 5 days over Christmas period.


  3. "Above award wages for childcare"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Educator in Wangaratta

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning part-time

    Pros

    Good pay rate for childcare.

    Cons

    High stress and always getting sick

  4. "High Expectations"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Group Leader in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not for profit, great working team, plenty of training opportunities

    Cons

    Too many expectations/changes too quickly. Yes it’s to improve practice but too much at once

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  5. "Well resourced"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Childcare Educator in Mont Albert North
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team, well resourced, offers flexibility.

    Cons

    Each centre differs a lot from one another depending on manager. Not enough hours.

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  6. "Not for profit? But also not for children!"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Educator in Melbourne

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time

    Pros

    Very Established Brand, with a head office

    Cons

    Not sure they always put the children first. Paperwork is priority.

  7. "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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  8. "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.

  9. "Great resources, condition needs improvement"

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

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time

    Pros

    Online learning resources; philosophy is amazing; career progression opportunities

    Cons

    Planning time is not enough; under the roof line ratio; no school holidays

  10. "ECT with Goodstart"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Early Childhood Teacher in Bendigo
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not for profit, good colleagues, supportive admin

    Cons

    4 weeks of paid annual leave per year

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