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Date: 18-Apr-2019


Company: Goodstart Early Learning

Teacher – Waurn Ponds


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. 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.


We’re looking for an enthusiastic Teacher to develop programs and practices that are responsive to our children’s needs and aligned with the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standard.

You will be part of our supportive culture and have access to a qualified mentor to support your professional development and growth.

Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Waurn Ponds is located in a convenient spot for easy daily drop-offs and pick-ups, close to schools, shops and residential areas.
The centre provides places for up to 122 children and provides early education and care programs including a Government Funded Kindergarten Program five days a week to university staff and students and local families, caring for children from six weeks to five years – in rooms from Nursery to Kindergarten / Preschool.  
Inside, our rooms are set up in line with our curriculum and weekly programs and reflect the Early Years Learning Framework. Although, our Storypark platform means we can stay in close contact with parents and ensure they are aware of their child’s development and achievements. At the core of our programming is an understanding of the children’s individual needs, interests and strengths – so communication is key in this process.

Your role

  • Hold a Bachelor of Early Childhood or equivalent qualification (ACECQA approved)
  • Hold a current First Aid qualification
  • Work in a purpose built well resourced centre
  • 122 place centre with 7 rooms
  • Role will be based in a 22 place 3-4 year room
  • Centre is offering a rotating roster
  • Centre has incursions and excursions in place
  • Plan innovative and engaging learning experiences
  • Champion positive and meaningful relationships with children
  • Full time, permanent role commencing immediately




  • Assess children’s learning and development and apply pedagogical expertise to inform curriculum decisions
  • Maintain and apply expert knowledge of the National Quality Framework
  • Seek and share best practice examples to improve the education program
  • Build and maintain strong, positive relationships with families, children and the centre team
  • Model effective application of pedagogy in teaching practice
  • Contribute to a professional and positive work culture


The benefits

  • Comprehensive induction and training programme
  • Access to a professional peer teacher mentor
  • Professional pedagogical and operational centre support teams to assist you in providing high quality educational programs.
  • Competitive above award wages
  • Quality teaching and Educational resources
  • Professional development and networking
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave
  • Discounted child care fees
  • Uniform allowance


If you have a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education or ACECQA approved equivalent qualification, and experience in a similar role, then we want to meet you!


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 apply for the role please ‘Apply Now’ or to review the role PD please Click Here.


For further information please contact David Pytko on 03 9825 7715



Posting Notes: WAURN PONDS, GEELONG || VIC || Australia (AU) || VIC North - Region 31 || || Bachelor (ECT) 4yr || Full-Time

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