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Role: Teacher-Educational Leader

Location: 96 Thompsons Road

Centre: Coffs Harbour

Employment Type: Full Time

Pay: $38-$56 per hour + Super+ Educational Leader Allowance

  • Help provide the best start to a child’s life. Make a lasting impact while growing an incredible career
  • Get the flexibility and support you need to live a balanced life
  • Be paid on par with state primary school teachers, and enjoy a host of great additional benefits

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, while building a career that also fits with your life at home, we’d love to talk to you about which of our amazing opportunities would be the best fit for you.

At Goodstart, we believe in laying the best foundation for every child to help set them up for school and beyond. We know our passionate, qualified Teachers make all the difference - and that’s why we need you!

Your Impact

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 Coffs Harbour:

Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Coffs Harbour is located close to the CBD in a residential area. We are an 86 place centre, that caters for children aged six weeks to six years in rooms from Nursery to Kindergarten / Preschool.
With experienced, qualified and long-service carers and educators, we can work with your child to ensure their individual needs and interests are catered to, while providing them with the highest-quality early learning within the Early Years Learning Framework. Each room is age appropriate and enables your child to develop to their fullest potential. We have a huge number of resources and toys which assist your child in their development.
Outdoors, we have two spacious playgrounds, each with big gardens where we grow vegetables and herbs, sandpits and natural surround to provide experience and sensory-based learning around themes of sustainability, diversity and the environment.

Our centre prides itself on its links with our diverse community and by welcoming a number of refugee families into our centre family, our children enjoy the opportunity to learn about different cultures and ways of life. Our parents and families are our most important partners in the children’s learning and through open, clear communication we are able to ensure your child has every opportunity to access highest-quality early education.


What Goodstart can offer you:

💰 Competitive pay - you’ll get paid on par with state primary school teachers

👩🏫 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


Relocation costs of up to $6000 and a week's leave to source housing, schooling and confirm other arrangements you need to support a smooth relocation. This could include a flight to the area, removalists costs or short stay of up to a week accommodation.

Reimbursement will occur once tax invoices are received and are in accordance to procedureYou are committed to staying in the role for at least 12 months.  

You’ll need:

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood or equivalent qualification (ACECQA approved)
  • Current NSW Teachers Registration - happy to consider 
  • 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.

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: COFFS HARBOUR || NSW || Australia (AU) || | || Bachelor (ECT) 3yr || Full-Time

Job Segment: Teacher, Education

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