Role: Early Childhood Teacher 
Location: Brisbane Western Suburbs
Centre: Goodstart Middle Park
Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time or Part-Time
Pay:  $37.02 - $57.00

 

  • 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 Our Team and Inspire Young Minds at Goodstart Middle Park

 

  • Prime Location: Goodstart Early Learning Middle Park is situated in the western suburbs of Brisbane, nestled in a residential area that's conveniently close to shops, schools, and public transport.

  • Comprehensive Care: We provide high-quality care for children ranging from Nursery (6 weeks of age) to Kindergarten (5 years of age). Our fully-funded Kindergarten program, led by three ECTs, aligns with the Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines, and we work closely with local schools to ensure a smooth and supportive transition to prep.

  • Educator Dedication: All our educators are deeply committed to early childhood education as the foundation for lifelong learning. We believe in imparting essential skills and positive attitudes that will benefit children throughout their lives.

  • Play-Based Learning: Through carefully planned environments and play-based experiences, we embrace each child's unique individuality and foster opportunities for holistic development, covering physical, intellectual, language, emotional, and social aspects.

  • Safe and Stimulating Environments: Our environments are thoughtfully planned to meet the diverse needs of all children. We provide safe, open, and stimulating spaces for children to engage and explore, ensuring their growth and development.

  • Effective Communication: We value the contributions of our families and offer various communication avenues, including verbal, email, communication books, and our Storypark portal, to keep parents informed and engaged.

  • Key Educator Relationships: We have introduced Key Educator Relationships, allowing our educators to develop and nurture meaningful and trusted relationships with both the children and their families.

  • Natural Environment: We cherish the natural environment at our center, both indoors and outdoors. Our gardens create welcoming, calm, and homely spaces, offering stimuli for many valuable learning opportunities. Our outdoor play area includes exciting features like a cubby house, climbing frames, a sandpit, gardens, a vegetable patch, native bees, our beloved turtle Frankie, and ample undercover spaces.

  • Nutrition: As we provide all meals, our center cook has curated a diverse and nutritious menu that reflects cultural diversity and respects family preferences, allergies, and intolerances.

  • Community Engagement: We value our local community and actively support groups and events whenever possible. We have forged close relationships with local schools, collaborating to ensure a seamless transition to school for our children.

 

At Goodstart Middle Park, we have a supportive leadership team and a nurturing environment where children can learn, grow, and develop. Join us in providing quality early childhood education that sets a strong foundation for lifelong learning and success.

  
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 


If you have previous experience as Teacher in a school or early learning environment, or similar, 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. 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 recruitment@goodstart.org.au  

 
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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