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Updated 14 Jun 2019

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Goodstart Early Learning CEO Julia Davison
Julia Davison
20 Ratings
Pros
  • "I enjoy the camaraderie that I have with a handful of professional educators(in 6 reviews)

  • "Any surplus is spent on staff development, centres and advocacy(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "I have worked at all three centres in Melton and not one offers high quality early learning and it all filters down from management(in 8 reviews)

  • "And that people in office are counted towards ratios(in 4 reviews)

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  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 (11)

    "2ic"

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    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.

    Goodstart Early Learning2017-12-06
  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...

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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. Helpful (6)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Children's Service Worker in Sunshine West
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Goodstart Early Learning full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Staff discount on childcare fees. But even this is hardly a pro when you know your child will not receive the care and attention they need from Educators due to understaffing.

    Cons

    The company cares only about profits. The company spends big dollars on publications and training that supports great practice but does not adequately staff centres to implement the content. Centres staff across the Building to cover ratio leaving many staff in direct supervision of children way outside the maximum legal ratio. Children are treated as potential profits and are moved around Centre rooms from day to day...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop talking the talk and start walking it. Your company is toxic not only to the over worked floor staff but sadly to many Australian children.

    Goodstart Early Learning2016-12-12
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Room leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning

    Pros

    Uniforms for staff lovely children parents that encourage and appreciate educators

    Cons

    Leadership is missing from the top down The leadership is only as good as the top leader Dissapointing behaviour from directors area manager's and state managets who just give educators lots of pop talks There is total lack of leadership and educators are at a diadvantage because of this Issues are handled poorly without resolution...

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    Advice to Management

    Please management start an intense training for anybody in leadership That way you will make Goodstart a culture of strong ethics and work practices

    Goodstart Early Learning2016-06-12
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