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Role: Teacher 
Location: Hervey Bay & Fraser Coast 
Centre: Goodstart Gympie
Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time or Part-Time
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.   


Join the Goodstart Gympie Team and become a crucial part of our nurturing and educational environment. Here's why you should consider being a part of our team:

  • Prime Location: Our four-room center is conveniently located just minutes from the heart of Gympie, with easy access to local schools, bus routes, shopping centers, and more. We provide quality care to children aged 12 months to five years.

  • Purpose-Built Facility: Our purpose-built center features spacious classrooms, two separate natural playgrounds, and full air conditioning for a comfortable learning environment. Our on-site cook prepares nutritious morning, lunch, and afternoon tea for the children.

  • Stimulating Curriculum: Inside, our curriculum spans from Junior Toddlers to Kindergarten, following the Early Years Learning Framework and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines. We create a stimulating, play-based learning environment that values the individual creativity of each child.

  • Child-Centric Environment: We view the environment as a third teacher, and our indoor and outdoor spaces are designed to cater to children's needs and abilities while sparking their creativity. We utilise natural materials and open-ended resources, empowering children to drive their own learning.

  • Passionate Team: Our highly qualified, passionate, and experienced staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality care. We are committed to the well-being and development of every child and believe that the bond between your family and us will only strengthen over time.

  • Effective Communication: Our Storypark platform enables us to maintain close contact with parents and families, ensuring open and clear communication. This also allows us to tailor programs to meet individual needs, interests, and strengths while working collaboratively with each family.


At Goodstart Gympie, we are devoted to the care, teaching, and guidance of children as they reach their developmental milestones. Join our team, and together, we can make a positive impact on the lives of young learners and their families.


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 

  • 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 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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