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Role: Early Childhood Teacher 
Location: Central Queensland
Centre: Goodstart Gladstone
Employment Type: Full-Time or Part-Time Permanent
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.   


Goodstart Gladstone, Toolooa Street offers an exciting opportunity for a Teacher to join a dynamic team, contribute to a stimulating curriculum, engage in effective communication with families, and play a role in creating enriching learning experiences for children through community involvement and creative expression.


  • Location:

    • Conveniently located close to Gladstone's CBD, within walking distance of local shops, schools, and transport routes.
  • Dedicated Staff:

    • Committed and dedicated staff providing a safe, friendly, and stimulating learning environment.
    • All staff hold current First Aid and CPR certificates, actively pursuing continuous learning in the childcare industry.
  • Curriculum and Educational Approach:

    • Play-based, stimulating curriculum aligned with the Early Years Learning Framework.
    • All rooms, from Nursery to Kindergarten/Preschool, designed with a focus on this framework.
    • Development of colourful, engaging programs tailored to individual child interests, needs, and strengths, ensuring readiness for the transition to school.
  • Communication Excellence:

    • Utilisation of the intuitive Storypark platform for consistent and clear communication with families.
    • Enhances support for a child's learning journey, provides peace of mind for parents, and documents children’s developments, milestones, and achievements.
  • Outdoor Play Areas:

    • Thoughtfully designed playground areas with a balance of natural and manmade elements, including sandpits, vege patches, garden beds, shade, and ample space across three yards.
    • Focus on encouraging a stronger understanding of the environment and sustainability, fostering exploration, play, and imaginative thinking.
  • Community Engagement:

    • Centre's major focus on enriching children’s learning experience through collaboration with the broader community.
    • Daily art and music experiences, along with other extra-curricular activities, allowing children to freely express their creativity.

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) 

  • 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 

  • 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) or studying towards your qualification

  • 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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