Role: Educational Leader 
Location: Northern Suburbs & Joondalup Perth
Centre: Goodstart Ocean Reef
Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent
Pay: Above Award Wages + Super + Benefits

  • Lead change, and champion practice uplift and 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 team’s 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 work within the centre leadership team to lead change, and champion practice uplift and excellence.  Find out more about what the Educational Leader role entails here.    

Welcome to Goodstart Early Learning Ocean Reef! Located at the end of Marina Boulevard, we're just a two-minute walk from Ocean Reef Primary School, shops, transportation, and main roads. With room for 85 children daily, our center offers four spacious rooms from Nursery to Kindergarten, staffed by experienced educators who have been part of our community for over five years. This longevity allows us to build strong connections with families and cater to each child's unique needs and interests. Our play-based curriculum aligns with the Early Years' Learning Framework and is tailored to each age group, ensuring an engaging and individualised learning experience. Our outdoor spaces feature age-appropriate equipment that enhances children's understanding of the environment and sustainability. We're dedicated to fostering a sense of community by involving families in events and activities throughout the year. Our team comprises qualified, passionate, and friendly educators who work collaboratively with a supportive leadership team.


Join us at Goodstart Early Learning Ocean Reef, where young minds flourish in a nurturing environment.


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 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  

  • 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 WA 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 

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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