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Role: Educational Leader

Location: Salisbury North

Centre:  Goodstart Salisbury North

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time

Pay: Ranges from $32.49 to $56.99 per hour + allowances (experience and qualification dependent)


  • Lead change, and champion practiceuplift and excellence
  • Help provide the best start to a child’s life. Make a lasting impact while growing an incredible career
  • A range of benefits including - 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.   

About Goodstart Salisbury North:

Goodstart Early Learning Salisbury North is located in Adelaide’s north right in the heart of one of the region’s fastest-growing suburban areas. Out of the way of all the hustle and bustle, our centre is still convenient enough to take the stress out of the daily drop-off and pick-up. Operating hours 6.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday. The centre caters for 90 children aged from six weeks to kindergarten aged.

With a careful balance between play-based learning and routine, and a strong focus on the development of children’s social and emotional skills, they give children a foundation for future learning. All staff are highly qualified and have vast experience, providing support to families and children, and working together as a team to facilitate those all-important first years of learning.     

The centre has a strong sense of community and supporting the wellbeing of their families is their core purpose as a not for profit social enterprise. They have a partnership with Foodbank SA to provide families with additional grocery items.  Their community partners include many local support services which tailor to the needs of their children and families. Some of these services include Child and Family Health Services, dental services, local playgroups and children’s centres as well as Anglicare.

The centre is committed to creating a warm and welcoming community focused centre. They look forward to building and maintaining meaningful and true relationships with all our families and children. 


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 SA 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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Posting Notes: SALISBURY NORTH, ADELAIDE || SA || Australia (AU) || | || Diploma - Children's Services or equiv || Full-Time

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