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Role: Teacher

Location: Beresfield

Centre: Goodstart Beresfield

Employment Type: Part-time

Pay: $38-$56 per hour + Super

  • Help provide the best start to a child’s life. Make a lasting impact while growing an incredible career
  • Competitive salary package on par with state primary school Teachers
  • Get 50% discount off your childcare gap fees + paid parental leave

Looking for a chance to bring your knowledge and creativity to an environment where you’ll be truly valued? If you’re excited by the chance to shape pedagogy and practice in your room, we’d love to talk to you about which of our amazing opportunities would be the best fit for you.

As an Early Childhood Teacher, you’ll inspire a love of learning in children and foster their development through purposeful, intentional teaching practices that are delivered with creativity and energy. You will build meaningful relationships with families, so each child has a strong sense of belonging that supports them to thrive. Your love of teaching will be reflected in how you mentor and guide educational practices in your room, and in your work with the broader centre leadership team to develop, review, and implement high-quality early learning programs, to ensure you’re achieving optimal outcomes for children.  

About Goodstart Beresfield :

   Our centre is located in the local community of Beresfield in Newcastle, conveniently located on Milton Street, not far from the Beresfield train station. We recognise that early childhood is a crucial time of development and we work with children and their families to ensure the best possible start in life. Our learning environments are nurturing and natural, where each child feels valued and safe to explore, create and communicate. We ensure flexibility and responsiveness to children’s interests, learning capabilities and styles, so they can become  confident learners.

We educate and care for children between six weeks and six years old across four indoor learning environments.We believe that children learn best when they are engaged in meaningful play experiences. Play allows children to explore ideas and concepts in a fun environment where they can learn individually and socially with peers and teachers. 

Our curriculum has been developed and influenced by the Early Years Learning Framework, ensuring that the children at our centre receive the highest quality education. We take a play-based approach to teaching and believe that children play and learn most effectively in environments that are safe, interesting, challenging and fun, with natural resources that reflect the multicultural background of families at our centre and our wider community.

Our two amazing outdoor learning spaces, which include trees for climbing, creeks for splashing, and gardens for growing, were designed with the intention of making dedicated spaces for discovery, quiet reflection, and risky play. A connection to nature is so important for children. It not only helps develop their motor skills, coordination and spatial awareness, but also fosters an appreciation for our natural environment.
What Goodstart can offer you:

💰 Competitive pay - you’ll get paid well above award and receive a package comparable to state primary school teachers (our Graduate Teacher starting salary is $80,000)
👩🏫 Teacher accreditation/registration - we offer state-specific support to help you through this process
👨👧👦 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
🌏Visa sponsorship opportunity available (Qualified ECT only) to live and work in Australia for the right candidates!


You’ll need:

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood or equivalent qualification (ACECQA approved)
  • Current NSW Teachers Registration
  • Current NSW Working with Children Check and First Aid qualification

If you have previous experience as Teacher in a school or early learning environment, or similar, then we want to meet 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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