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Goodstart Early Learning Reviews

Updated 20 Jun 2019

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Goodstart Early Learning CEO Julia Davison
Julia Davison
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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Lead educator"

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    Current Employee - Casual Lead Educator (Senior Educator) in Toowoomba
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The families like most are very welcoming easy to build relationships with as well as the children. Many educators are there for the right reasons and there to do their job.

    Cons

    It seams educators that do less or do not meet tasks at hand get more positive outcomes then those who do their job. We are treated like numbers not people. I was full time for 10 years and currently casual after having a baby 3 months. Time went by and as i am finding thoughall my years i am not getting a chance to get my foot back in the door to support my family. I put in all the extra work went above and beyond for...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat staff for who they are what work they do and how good they are. After all its the staff who continue to keep families who line pockets. We are the ones who bend over backwards to try do the company right when the company doesnt care!

    Goodstart Early Learning2017-03-27

    Goodstart Early Learning Response

    September 6, 2017Corporate Affairs

    Thanks for your review. We share the same objective, we want to make a positive difference to children and families. And our educators have a big job that takes loads of energy and commitment. So firstly, thank you for your commitment over the past 8 years. Your feedback speaks ...

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  4. "Evolving"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    * Great not for profit focus * More focus on children/ social good

    Cons

    * Complex management structure with too many layers and overlapping roles

    Advice to Management

    * Smaller head office

    Goodstart Early Learning2017-01-31

    Goodstart Early Learning Response

    September 6, 2017Corporate Affairs

    Thanks for your review and feedback about our management structure. It’s something we’re conscious of too and we’re constantly working to improve. In fact, there's a number of initiatives in train right now to address this so we can focus on what matters most - delivering great outcomes ...

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning part-time

    Pros

    Great facilities Great people

    Cons

    Management is not very supportive High stress Lots of paper work

    Goodstart Early Learning2017-01-16
  6. "Goodstart has a very noble purpose"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A social enterprise that has children at its heart Any surplus is spent on staff development, centres and advocacy Cares about inclusion and disadvantage - Mission, the Brotherhood, SVA and Benevolent were its founders

    Cons

    Some centre leaders are stronger than others Some centre buildings need upgrading

    Advice to Management

    Keep going on the journey - we have come along way since ABC days There is still so much untapped potential

    Goodstart Early Learning2017-01-15
  7. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning

    Pros

    Goodstart provides many opportunities for employees to engage in professional learning, internally and externally.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything negative to say

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Goodstart Early Learning2016-12-19
  8. "Committed to leading professional development for all staff"

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    Current Employee - Early Childhood Teacher in Gold Coast
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Well organised and established learning and development opportunities.

    Cons

    Some of the centres could use a face lift.

    Goodstart Early Learning2016-12-14
  9. "Right person right role"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toowoomba
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There is a big focus on attracting and retaining the right person. It's not for profit so profits go back to the centres and children.

    Cons

    Need more casual educators.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course to achieve great outcomes for children.

    Goodstart Early Learning2016-12-13
  10. "Committed to developing and supporting their employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time

    Pros

    Invests in professionally developing and supporting their employees through workshops and developing resources. Rewards and recognises achievements. Committed to offering employees excellent career pathways and opportunities.

    Cons

    The large amount of activities and initiatives can be overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Goodstart Early Learning2016-12-11
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