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Role: Early Childhood Teacher OR Studying Towards
Location:  Central Queensland
Centre: Goodstart Tannum Sands
Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time or Part-Time
Pay:  $37.02 - $57.00 per hour + super + benefits

  • 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.   

Why You Should Consider Joining the Goodstart Tannum Sands Teaching Team:

Choosing the right early learning center is essential, especially when you're embarking on your journey as a teacher or studying to become one. At Goodstart Early Learning Tannum Sands, we invite you to explore our centre and consider the following reasons for joining our teaching team:

  1. Diverse Learning Environments: Goodstart has more than 660 centers across Australia, which means you're likely to find an early learning and childcare center that suits your teaching career aspirations. Whether it's close to home, work, or your support network, we can help you find a centre in your preferred location.

  2. Child-Centric Approach: Regardless of which Goodstart centre you choose, you can be confident that children are at the heart of everything we do. As an aspiring teacher, this commitment to children's well-being and education aligns with your passion for caring for and educating young minds.

  3. Supporting Every Child: We are dedicated to providing children with the best possible start in life. This means actively engaging with each child's interests and helping them learn through play. You'll have the opportunity to contribute to this vision and make a meaningful impact on a child's early learning journey.

Joining our teaching team at Goodstart Tannum Sands offers you a chance to be part of a community that prioritises the educational and holistic well-being of children. As you develop your teaching career, you'll find an environment that values diversity, engagement, and the use of play as a powerful educational tool

 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 

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 Anita of 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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