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Role: Early Childhood Teacher

Location: Tamworth & Calala

Centre: Goodstart Tamworth South, Goodstart, Goodstart Tamworth Brisbane Street & Goodstart Calala

Employment Type:  Full-Time  (Multiple positions available)

Pay: $37.02 - $56.99 (Relocation incentives on offer)

  • 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

Are you eager to apply your knowledge and creativity in an environment where your contributions are truly appreciated? Are you enthusiastic about molding pedagogy and practice within your own classroom? Are you intrigued by the prospect of crafting a curriculum that resonates with children's needs, interests, and ideas? If so, we'd be delighted to discuss with you which of our exceptional opportunities best aligns with your aspirations.

As an Early Childhood Teacher, you will ignite a passion for learning in children and nurture their growth through purposeful, thoughtful teaching methods infused with creativity and vitality. Cultivating deep connections with families, you'll ensure every child feels a profound sense of belonging, empowering them to flourish. Your dedication to teaching will shine through as you mentor and shape educational approaches within your classroom, collaborating with the wider centre leadership to create, evaluate, and enact top-tier early learning initiatives, all aimed at maximising children's achievements.

About our Tamworth and Calala region:

Explore the vibrant opportunities awaiting you in the picturesque region of Tamworth and Calala! Nestled amidst breathtaking mountains such as Mount Daruka and Flagstaff Mountain and embraced by the tranquil Peel River, this area promises a harmonious blend of nature and professional growth. Take the leap and embark on a rewarding adventure with us in Tamworth & Calala. Your passion for early childhood education deserves to flourish in this idyllic setting!

What Goodstart can offer you:

  • Competitive compensation - You'll receive generous pay well above industry standards, comparable to that of state primary school teachers. (Our starting salary for Graduate Teachers is $80,000.)
  • Paid professional development - we offer a range of opportunities to grow your skills and your career
  • Regular professional development sessions including workshops and Professional Online Discussions aligned to your career stage and connecting you with peers, mentors and more experienced teachers
  • Access to a dedicated Teachers’ Community through our Learning Portal with its comprehensive library of professional learning and development resources
  • A mentor to support you through your teacher accreditation or registration process (in states where this is mandated)
  • 50% discount off your childcare gap fees and 6 weeks paid parental leave
  • Wellbeing focus - you’ll get two wellbeing days included in your personal leave per year
  • Complimentary annual flu shot
  • 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 opportunities are available (Qualified ECTs only) for eligible candidates seeking to live and work in Australia!

You’ll need:

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood or equivalent qualification (ACECQA approved)
  • Current New South Wales Working with Children Check and First Aid qualification
  • Hold active accreditation with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)

If you have prior experience as a Teacher in a school or early learning setting, or if you are new to the profession and embarking on your first role, we invite you to connect with us! Our team welcomes teachers from all backgrounds and experiences.

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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Posting Notes: EAST TAMWORTH, TAMWORTH || NSW || Australia (AU) || | SF:00 || Bachelor (ECT) 3yr || Full-Time

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