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Goodstart Early Learning


A bit about us

Goodstart Early Learning is Australia’s largest early learning provider, offering our team of over 15,000 staff stability and security. We’re not for profit; so you can be confident that children – not shareholders – are our first priority.


We are looking for an energised Early Childhood Teacher to join the educative team at Goodstart Grafton.  As the Teacher you will deliver high quality and inclusive learning programs using contemporary teaching theories, strategies and styles, knowledge of child development and alignment to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Standard (NQS). 


Teacher – Early Childhood

Goodstart Grafton

Full-time Permanent position

$30-$50 Per Hour + Super + Benefits


  • Are you an Early Childhood Teacher who is passionate about helping children to have the best possible start in life?
  • Work for an organisation that offers amazing resources, genuine career opportunities and flexibility to help you succeed and live a balanced life
  • Be paid at 3% above award, and enjoy a host of great additional benefits

Our Centre

 Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Grafton is a purpose built long day care centre. We cater for children aged birth to six years and the children are catered for in one of our six rooms catering for specific age groups – from Nursery through to Kindergarten / Preschool.

We incorporate a highly active and stimulating Preschool room focusing on school readiness for our four to six year old children. Our Preschool program is well renowned, and we are very proud to know that our Preschool children are well prepared for their first year at school. The curriculum as a whole is aligned to the Early Years Learning Framework and we believe strongly in the principle that there cannot be a one-size-fits-all approach to early learning.

All of our group rooms are well resourced and stimulating for children and our outdoor environment is all about big open spaces, trees, natural environment and tactile, stimulating play-based learning. We have vege patches and chickens and we use this environment to teach the children about nature and sustainability.
We have about 20 experienced and well qualified educators at our centre and most have been at the centre more than 10 years. This gives our families and children consistency and the opportunity to get to know each and every one of us.

At Goodstart Early Learning Grafton we consider safety a high priority; we are fully fenced by tall colour bond fence and there are several child safety gates in and around the centre. We also implement a stringent supervision plan to ensure that all children are supervised at all times. This provides our families with peace of mind.

A bit about the role

  • Lead and model the selection and implementation of effective pedagogical approaches to support children’s learning and development outcomes.
  • Design and implement engaging learning programs using knowledge of content, curriculum, children’s needs, assessment and reporting requirements.
  • Champion positive and meaningful relationships with children.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to plan, evaluate and enhance learning outcomes for children.
  • Develop engaging and inclusive learning environments that reflect the strengths, interests and needs of all children.
  • Develop, select and use a range of informal, formal, diagnostic, formative and summative assessment strategies to assess children’s learning and maintain high quality pedagogical documentation.
  • Establish and maintain respectful collaborative partnerships with families to assess and support children’s learning and wellbeing.
  • Maintain a safe environment for children, families and team members.
  • Contribute to a professional and positive work culture


We would love you to have


  • Hold a Bachelor of Early Childhood or equivalent qualification (ACECQA approved)
  • Hold a valid WWCC
  • Hold an up-to-date Professional Teachers Accreditation (state applicable)
  • A passion for delivering child-led fun and play-based programs to help our children learn and grow!

Why choose Goodstart?

💰Better pay - you’ll get at least 3% above the award rate, increasing to 5% by 2024

​​📚We’ll help you thrive with paid professional development - we offer a range of opportunities and resources to grow your skills and your career

💆🏽Wellbeing focus - you’ll get two extra days off per year. And our dedicated wellbeing program will ensure you get the support you need, when you need it most

✈️Leave when you need it the most - you’ll have the option to purchase extra leave for even greater work life balance

👨👧👦 ​​4 weeks paid parental leave – increasing to 6 weeks from December 2023

🎁Retail and childcare discounts - you’ll save money on insurance, travel and technology, and get 50% discount off your childcare gap fees

🕓4 hours non-contact time to plan, prepare and reflect each week

🤗Be part of a supportive team who will assist you to grow and develop in your role

And one more thing:

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.


Join our team of Educators today! Apply now.


Posting Notes: GRAFTON || NSW || Australia (AU) || [[j2wDept]] || SF:LI || Bachelor (ECT) 4yr || Full-Time

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