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Goodstart Early Learning Reviews

Updated 5 October 2018
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Goodstart Early Learning Chief Executive Officer Julia Davison
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  1. "Education is Key"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time

    Pros

    Above award wages, great Professional Development opportunities, flexible working conditions

    Cons

    Some processes are too long


  2. "Casual"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning part-time

    Pros

    Flexible pay is decent

    Cons

    Work not garinteed and can get some really short shifts that don’t work for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Ensure you tell casual employees when you have put them on the roster.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodstart Early Learning part-time

    Pros

    room to transfer from centre to centre
    Very structured

    Cons

    People get away with too much

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your team, make sure you're all on the same page


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Bad management and poor working conditions"

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    Current Employee - Educator in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Educator in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Above award wages (but honestly not worth the trade off)

    Cons

    Uses across the centre ratios incorrectly.. no books, no resources, frequently run out of nappys, gloves, paper towel and wipes. The centre has a strong focus on getting enrolments by improving the decor throughout the centre while completely ignoring any staff concerns or the actual day to day running of individual rooms. High staff turnover within the centre.. use of one size fits all policies.. which are so numerous and updated so frequently that it is difficult to remain up to date with knowledge. Too many online accounts used for staff (over 5) with internet that is not sufficient to meet demands within centre.. staff are not being paid correctly as management does not update qualification and position rates. claim to be not for profit but have numerous kpis that push management to cut costs and understaff to increase profit. Staff room was moved to a literal maintenance cupboard with no windows or ventilation under 3metres squared. Worst experience within the industry to date

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking advantage of staff, marketing their skills at a high cost while demanding high performance over long shifts with very poor working conditions and minimal support for floor staff


  5. "Senior Educator"

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

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time (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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Educator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment with care for children

    Cons

    Low pay and rare financial growth


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Educator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Goodstart Early Learning part-time

    Pros

    Not much some staff where nice

    Cons

    Not good pay packet, director not very nice 2ic also not very nice

    Advice to Management

    Get some people skills and also treat all staff the same as where I was unless u where friends with the director u where nothing

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    "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Goodstart Early Learning part-time

    Pros

    I wish i could state something good

    Cons

    Pretty good at not informing staff about their plans

    Advice to Management

    God awful managment. Childcare I have been working at for well over a year is now currently under their manage and decide to fire me without warning as soon as they are in charge.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time

    Pros

    Great team a lot of support

    Cons

    Ratios aren't always correct t


  10. Helpful (10)

    "2ic"

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    Current Employee - 2IC in Melton
    Current Employee - 2IC in Melton
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are none. Directors been in the industry far too long. Work under roofline. Tell other educators about other people’s business. Smart remarks in front of other educators and are happy to overwork people as long as it suits.

    Cons

    Bullying is rife, is happy to have 10 babies with 2 staff members. Accommodate lazy staff and make the hard turkeys work harder.

    Advice to Management

    Move your directors around. Long term directors get complacent.


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