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Early Learning Consultant

Date: 03-Jan-2019


Company: Goodstart Early Learning

Our Early Learning Consultants are highly skilled practitioners who are motivated to assist in improving the quality of early learning across Goodstart Centres. This role is 38 hours week

Goodstart is Australia's largest early learning provider.  As a not–for–profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia's children and their families.  Every day, 13,500 Goodstart staff support over 60,000 families and the 71,500 children that attend our 645 centres nation–wide.  Our people are our foundation, together we are working to ensure children have the learning, development and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and life. 

The role will be based in Melbourne with travel across Victoria required and occasional travel to Tasmania.


The key responsibilities of our Consultants include:

Being subject matter expert in the NQS and EYLF 

Collaborating, consulting, coaching and mentoring of Educators, Teachers and Centre Directors for high quality educational programs and practice

Providing practise-based early childhood education leadership

Developing and supporting the implementation of action plans

Developing and delivering high quality professional learning (workshops & communities of practice)


The successful candidate will:

Be Bachelor qualified in Early Childhood or in another related discipline

Have extensive early childhood experience

Have strong adult education experience

Demonstrated coaching and mentoring experience

Have insightful perspectives on challenging behaviours that demonstrate awareness of early childhood development

Have concrete, appropriate knowledge for teachers to use to address challenging behaviours in the centres

Have a coaching philosophy / style that matches the philosophy of Goodstart's vision and goals

Be open to having a flexible schedule that allows for multiple observations at varying times of the day

Be able to commit to intermittent overnight travel

Have strong technology skills

Have excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills


Why Goodstart?

We have a generous remuneration package on offer

Excellent career progression opportunities

Childcare discounts

A tool of trade car, laptop and mobile phone

Flexible work arrangements in line with the changing needs of the business

Discounted health care and access to employee wellbeing program with BUPA

Ongoing support for training and professional development            

Goodstart is committed to child safety, with a zero tolerance of child abuse, and expect all our employees to reflect this commitment. Should you strive to uphold and reflect these values then we would love to hear from you


To request a copy of the position description, please email


Posting Notes: PORT MELBOURNE, MELBOURNE || VIC || Australia (AU) || Early Learning & Research || SF:00 || Bachelor (ECT) 4yr || Full-Time

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