Role: Teacher
Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Brisbane Suburbs
Centre: Goodstart Wavell Heights
Employment Type:  Full-Time Permanent
Pay: $37.02 - $57.00


  • 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.   


Discover the exceptional features Goodstart Wavell Heights

  • Purpose-Built Center: Our purpose-built center is designed to cater to children aged six weeks to five years, providing a conducive learning environment.

  • Educational Programs: We offer five rooms, each with educational play-based programs tailored to the children's interests. Our team of 12 educators, ensures a diverse and enriching experience for every child.

  • Experienced and Nurturing Team: Our qualified educators bring years of experience in child care and early learning. They build nurturing and loving bonds with each child, fostering a sense of security and happiness from day one.

  • Holistic Learning: Inside, all our rooms follow the Early Years Learning Framework, providing sensory and play-based learning opportunities. Our colourful and stimulating surroundings empower children to grow and develop.

  • Effective Communication: Our Storypark platform, family nights, and newsletters facilitate open and clear communication with parents, allowing us to tailor programs to each child's unique needs, interests, and strengths.

  • Outdoor Play: We offer three age-appropriate outdoor play areas with sandpits, natural and man-made play surfaces, undercover spaces, a play bridge, a vegetable patch, a digging pit, and plenty of natural shade.

  • Additional Facilities: Enjoy the convenience of a private staff room and programming room, making your work environment even more efficient.

  • Accessibility: Our center is conveniently located close to transport options and local shops, making it easy for both staff and families to access.

  • Support and Mentoring: Take advantage of the support and mentoring opportunities available to enhance your professional growth.


Join us at Goodstart Wavell Heights, where you can make a positive impact on children's lives while enjoying a supportive and nurturing environment. Your dedication to early childhood education will be valued and celebrated. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to be part of our team!


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 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 

  • 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) 

  • 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 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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