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Role: Senior Educator  

Location:  Goodstart Helensvale

Employment Type:  Full-Time  - Permanent


Are you a Senior Educator who is passionate about helping children to have the best possible start in life? Do you want to work for an organisation that offers genuine career opportunities to help you succeed? 


We’re Goodstart 

At Goodstart, we’re all about laying the foundation for better lives through amazing early learning experiences, and we know that we can’t do that without great people! 

From our centre directors to centre teams, we work together to make a real difference for children in those crucial early years. 

Safety, health and wellbeing are more than just words to us, they are a personal commitment and a promise we make to our children, our families and each other every day. 

We’re Goodstart – a not-for-profit with a vision for Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life.   


Your Impact   

As a Senior Educator at Goodstart Helensvale, your responsibilities include leading and mentoring your room team to develop and deliver high quality and inclusive play based educational programs aligning with the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards.   Working alongside our friendly and supportive Centre Leadership Team you observe, review and continuously improve the educational programs on offer to children ensuring the best outcomes.  


You’ll help achieve this by   

Creating a safe and interactive environment where you will build and nurture positive outcomes for the children within this wonderful centre. The team at Helensvale have a great sense of unity and support each other to make each day special for all. 


  • You will be working with a long standing Center Director has been with GoodStart for 15+ years 

  • They have built fantastic relationships with the children and families to create a homely feel    

  • Children are the centre of every decision they make, every day. 

  • While great care is taken in the development of the centre’s curriculum, there is also a diverse and enriching selection of extra-curricular activities from Auslan sign language to gardening and sustainability, Japanese and Spanish Lessons, Yoga and many more.


Why choose Goodstart? 

There are so many reasons to join the Goodstart family. Let’s start with the benefits! 

  • Better pay - you’ll get at least 4% above the award rate, increasing to 5% by 2023

  • Paid professional development - we offer a range of opportunities 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 

  • Additional leave - 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 


You’ll also love: 

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

  • Security and stability - with over 670 centres across Australia, you’ll have the support of a large network and the stability of a respected organisation 

  • While great care is taken in the development of the centre’s curriculum, there is also a diverse and enriching selection of extra-curricular activities from Auslan sign language to gardening and sustainability, Japanese and Spanish Lessons, Yoga and many more.

  • Indoors we have stimulating and welcoming environments, while outside we offer many sensory and play-based opportunities for learning, including texture gardens with rocks, a Bamboo cave, seating and outdoor kitchen where the children can make mud cakes. 

  • We also have a stimulating nature area with stingless bees and a Bush tucker garden allowing children to connect with the land.


  If you have previous experience as a Senior Educator or can demonstrate strong leadership skills and you have a willingness to learn and provide quality learning experience coupled with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education or ACECQA approved equivalent, 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. 

Should you wish to discuss this opportunity or any other further please feel free to reach out to me on (07) 3918 2203 or email me at, I would love to hear from you!


Supporting our people and protecting our children   

We are an equal opportunity employer that is proud of our inclusive and diverse work environment. We support and encourage individual growth and strong teams that are made up of many different cultures and backgrounds.    

We are deeply committed to Reconciliation and creating an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People feel connected and a strong sense of belonging. By weaving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives through all that we do, we aim to build knowledge and a deeper understanding of our First Nations People and culture for all in our team.  



Posting Notes: HELENSVALE, GOLD COAST || QLD || Australia (AU) || [[j2wDept]] || || Diploma - Children's Services or equiv || Full-Time

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