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Goodstart Early Learning Reviews

Updated 14 Jun 2019

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

    "Senior educator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Last year management was great

    Cons

    Not fare with everyone equally and different policies for different people

    Advice to Management

    Change the management

    Goodstart Early Learning2018-11-29

    Goodstart Early Learning Response

    February 4, 2019National Lead Employee Experience

    Thanks for your feedback. We’re disappointed to hear about some of your experiences. We take these matters seriously and would be happy to talk them through with you. If you would like to reach out, please call us on 1800 890 933 or email: people@goodstart.org.au.

  2. Helpful (7)

    "Goodstart West Street - Horrible place to work in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Goodstart Early Learning full-time

    Pros

    Great children, families and colleagues

    Cons

    A place full of bullying, discrimination and favouritism

    Advice to Management

    Would be great having random meeting with the staff in different centres

    Goodstart Early Learning2018-11-13

    Goodstart Early Learning Response

    February 4, 2019National Lead Employee Experience

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review and sorry to hear that some aspects of your time with us were not so great. 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.

  3. 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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  4. "Casual"

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    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.

    Goodstart Early Learning2018-10-05
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Director Children's Centre 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Goodstart Early Learning full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The children and the families

    Cons

    Bullying culture Profit oriented Management get cars, phones and laptops while staff scramble for supplies Won't hire extra staff so staff need to work past shift times No support at all

    Advice to Management

    Maybe you should rethink your organization. I still have nightmares thanks to your people.

    Goodstart Early Learning2018-11-02
  6. 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
  7. Helpful (3)

    "assistant"

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    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

    Goodstart Early Learning2018-09-13
  8. "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 (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
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Educator"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment with care for children

    Cons

    Low pay and rare financial growth

    Goodstart Early Learning2018-08-01
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Educator"

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    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

    Goodstart Early Learning2018-06-08
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