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Role: Senior Educator

Location: Alfredton, Ballarat

Centre: Goodstart Alfredton

Employment Type: Full time or Part time opportunities available

Pay$32 – $33 per hour, based on experience


  • Help provide the best start to a child’s life. Make a lasting impact while growing an incredible career
  • Be paid at least 5% above award
  • Get 50% discount off your childcare gap fees + paid parental leave


Looking for a meaningful career, a supportive culture and the chance to grow? A place where you can shape children’s lives in the crucial years of their development and contribute to better outcomes for the future?

As a Senior Educator you will be a team player, collaborating with the Centre Leadership Team and Educational Leader within your centre to observe, inform and continuously improve our educational programs on offer to children.You put safety first with everything that you do and ensure all learning experiences are inclusive and respond to the needs of all children.  


About Goodstart Alfredton

  • Goodstart Alfredton is a fun, engaging 95 place centre, that enables children to grow at their own pace.
  • Encouraging fun and supportive relationships with children and Educators.
  • We are innovative and love looking outside the box to provide the best possible service we can. We are always looking at new ways to develop our service to be the best it can be.
  • We believe in play-based learning, looking at how children develop interests and engage in their environment and deliver programming for areas that they’re interested in and wanting to explore.

What Goodstart can offer you:

  • Better pay - you’ll get at least 5% above the award rate
  • 50% discount off your childcare gap fees and 4 weeks paid parental leave – increasing to 6 weeks from December 2023 
  • Paid professional development - we offer a range of opportunities to grow your skills and your career 
  • Wellbeing focus - you’ll get two wellbeing days included in your personal leave per year
  • Additional leave - you’ll have the option to purchase extra leave for even greater work life balance  
  • Retail discounts - you’ll save money on insurance, travel and technology
  • Uniform allowance and employee referral program
  • Security and stability - as Australia’s largest provider of early learning and care and a not-for-profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families

You’ll need:

  • Diploma in Early Childhood (or ACECQA approved equivalent)
  • Strong knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards
  • Current Victorian Working with Childrens Check

How to apply

Click ‘Apply Now’ and submit your application.

We review applications as they are submitted. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible for your best chance to progress to the next stage of the process.
We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all positions.

Have a question? Contact Ange Cummings in our Talent Acquisition Team on 03 9648 9813 or via email

Supporting our people and protecting our children

We’re an equal opportunity employer that is proud of our inclusive and diverse work environment. We know that Goodstarters from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences strengthen our teams and help us grow. We’re also deeply committed to Reconciliation and creating an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People feel a strong sense of belonging and connection.

Safety is our priority and we will take any action necessary to ensure that all children can feel safe and be safe, and are safeguarded from abuse, neglect and harm. As a Child Safe Organisation, all of our candidates must have or obtain a valid working with children check.



Posting Notes: ALFREDTON, BALLARAT || VIC || Australia (AU) || | || Diploma - Children's Services or equiv || Part-Time

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