Role: Educational Leader 
Location: Eastern Suburbs Perth 
Centre:  Goodstart Ballajura
Employment Type:  Full-Time Permanent
Pay: Above Award Wages + Educational Leader Allowance + Super + Benefits

  • Lead change, and champion practice uplift and excellence 

  • Get paid on par with state primary school Teachers* 

  • Get 50% discount off your childcare gap fees + paid parental leave 


Are you looking to work in an environment with like-minded professionals who are committed to making a difference in children’s lives and work for an organisation that will support you to succeed?  

As the Educational Leader, you will work alongside the Educators within your centre to observe practice, review and continuously improve educational programs on offer to children. You will develop the educator team’s understanding of child development and other relevant early years content knowledge, as well as support the application and use of the Early Years Learning Framework or an approved learning framework. In this role you will work within the centre leadership team to lead change, and champion practice uplift and excellence.  Find out more about what the Educational Leader role entails here.    

Why Choose Goodstart Ballajura?

  • Innovative Learning Environment: At Goodstart Ballajura, we believe in providing children with the best start in life. Our center is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and a strong focus on educational excellence.

  • Nurturing Community: Join a warm and welcoming community that values the importance of early learning. We work closely with families to ensure a collaborative and inclusive approach to children's development.

  • Professional Growth: Goodstart offers a range of professional development opportunities, ensuring that you stay at the forefront of early childhood education and can continually enhance your skills and knowledge.

  • A Vibrant Location: Ballajura is a lively suburb in the city of Perth, known for its excellent schools and family-friendly atmosphere. It's a wonderful place to live and work.


Join Our Team and Make a Difference

If you are an experienced Educational Leader with a passion for early childhood education and a commitment to providing the best possible start for children, we invite you to consider this exciting opportunity at Goodstart Ballajura


What Goodstart can offer you: 

  • Competitive pay - you’ll get paid on par with state primary school Teachers (*if you hold your Bachelor in Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent)   

  • 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: 

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) or a Diploma in Early Childhood (or ACECQA approved equivalent) 

  • Strong knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards 

  • Current WA Working with Children Check  

If you have previous experience leading change in education and have either a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education), a Diploma qualification or ACECQA approved equivalent, then we’d love to talk to you about which of our amazing opportunities would be the best fit for you. 

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 our Talent Acquisition Team on 1800 222 543 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. 


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