Role: Teacher 
Location:  Inner Suburbs of Brisbane
Centre: Goodstart Fortitude Valley
Employment Type:  Full-Time or Part-Time Permanent
Pay:  $37.02 - $57.00 per hour + super + benefits


  • 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.   



Are you an Early Childhood Teacher looking for a nurturing and inclusive environment where your passion for early childhood education can truly flourish? Goodstart Fortitude Valley invites you to become a part of our warm and welcoming family. Here's why our center is the perfect place for you:


  • Home Away from Home: Our center is more than just a place to work; it's a place filled with love, magic, patience, and inclusion. We prioritize children's well-being and place great importance on building meaningful relationships.

  • Belief in Every Child: We firmly believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life. Childhood is a precious time, and we cherish each day as an opportunity to make it special for the children in our care.

  • Nature-Connected Learning: Our sweeping outdoor playgrounds offer children the chance to connect with nature and the land throughout the year. They engage in messy, muddy, and wet play experiences, fostering a deep connection to the environment. We collaborate closely with local Indigenous Elders to promote environmental awareness, sustainability, and connection.

  • Multi-Age Play: Our multi-age playgrounds encourage siblings and friends from different age groups to play together in the fresh air and sunshine. Sandpits, mud kitchens, bike tracks, train line viewing platforms, natural creek beds with running water, and mud pits create an engaging and dynamic play environment.

  • Autonomy and Choice: Our curriculum focuses on indoor-outdoor learning, allowing children the autonomy to choose where they want to play and explore. We provide meals, nappies, sunscreen, and the Storypark platform for seamless family communication. Additionally, onsite underground car parking adds to the convenience of drop-off and pick-up.

  • Diverse Learning Spaces: With nine learning spaces, we cater to children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. We offer two Government-funded Kindergarten programs based on the QKLG, emphasising social development, emotional regulation, and PLAY.

  • Inclusive Approach: Our 'Blue Room' provides a safe and calming environment with specialized resources for children with diverse developmental needs. We also feature a bush tucker garden, "Amaroo," home to Native Stingless Bees and a variety of sensory plants.

  • Diverse Team: Our team of 30+ educators hails from all over the world, promoting diversity and inclusion among staff, families, and children.

  • Passionate Professionals: Our Early Childhood Professionals are dedicated and passionate, emphasising strong relationships and striving for excellence in delivering stimulating and engaging programs.

  • Supportive Leadership Team: Our passionate and supportive leadership team is here to guide and mentor you every step of the way.

  • Private Staff Rooms: Enjoy the convenience of two private staff rooms for breaks and meetings.

  • Multicultural Team: Our diverse team represents a multicultural community, fostering an inclusive and enriching environment.

  • Big and Natural Outdoor Playground: Our spacious outdoor playgrounds are designed to connect children with nature and offer a wealth of play opportunities.

Join us at Goodstart Early Learning Fortitude Valley, where we create magical days filled with play, exploration, growth, and learning. We can't wait to welcome you into our caring and vibrant community!

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) 

  • 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 

  • Teacher mentoring support - dedicated support and guidance on a range of topics, such as safety, teaching, and inclusion, delivered face to face or virtually by our teacher mentoring support team  

  • 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 Qld Working with Children Check and First Aid qualification 

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 Anita of 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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