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Role: Educational Leader

Location: Townsville, QLD

Centre:  Goodstart Idalia - Lakeland Blvd

Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: $30-$35/hr + Super 


  • Lead change, and championpracticeupliftand excellence
  • Get paid on par with state primary school Teachers*
  • Get 50% discount off your childcare gap fees + paid parental leave


Are you looking to work in an environment with like-minded professionals who are committed to making a difference in children’s lives and work for an organisation that will support you to succeed? 


As the Educational Leader, you will work alongside the Educators within your centre to observe practice, review and continuously improve educational programs on offer to children.You will develop the educator teams understanding of child development and other relevant early years content knowledge, as well as support the application and use of the Early Years Learning Framework or an approved learning framework. In this role you will workwithin the centre leadership team to lead change, and championpracticeupliftand excellence. Find out more about what the Educational Leader role entails here.   

Our Centre: Goodstart Idalia - Lakeland Boulevard 

  • Conveniently located near Lavarack Army Barracks, local shopping centres, transport routes, and schools in Idalia.
  • Recently reopened in January 2021 with refurbished playgrounds and gardens.
  • Offers care for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years across Nursery, Toddlers, Senior Toddlers, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten programs.
  • Provides a Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Program with strong ties to local schools, ensuring readiness for formal education.
  • Stimulating environments promote growth through creativity, imagination, sensory, and play-based learning.
  • Utilizes the Storypark platform for effective communication with families, tailoring programs to individual children’s needs, interests, and strengths.

What Goodstart can offer you:

  • Competitive pay - you’ll get paid on par with state primary school Teachers (*if you hold your Bachelor in Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent)  
  • 50% discount off your childcare gap fees and 6 weeks paid parental leave
  • Paid professional development - we offer a range of opportunities to grow your skills and your career 
  • 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

You’ll need:

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) or a Diploma in Early Childhood (or ACECQA approved equivalent)
  • Strong knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards
  • Current QLD Working with Children Check

If you have previous experience leading change in education and have either a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education), a Diploma qualification or ACECQA approved equivalent, then we’d love to talk to you about which of our amazing opportunities would be the best fit for you.


How to apply

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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 073918 2282 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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