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Role: Early Childhood Teacher

Location: West Kempsey

Centre: Goodstart West Kempsey

Employment Type:  Full-Time

Pay: $37.02 - $56.99

  • 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

Are you eager to leverage your expertise and imagination in a setting that genuinely appreciates your contributions? Are you thrilled by the prospect of influencing educational methods and strategies within your own classroom? Are you passionate about crafting a curriculum that resonates with children's unique needs, interests, and insights? If so, we're eager to explore the incredible opportunities awaiting your talents and aspirations with you. Let's chat about which of our exciting roles could be your perfect match.

As an Early Childhood Teacher, you'll ignite a passion for learning in young minds, nurturing their growth through thoughtful, deliberate teaching methods infused with creativity and vitality. Your ability to forge deep connections with families will ensure that every child feels a profound sense of belonging, empowering them to flourish. Your dedication to teaching will shine through as you mentor and shape educational approaches within your classroom, collaborating with the wider centre leadership team to design, assess, and enact top-notch early learning initiatives. Together, we'll strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for every child in our care.

About Goodstart West Kempsey:

Join us at Goodstart Kempsey, where we proudly honour the Dunghutti People as the Traditional Custodians of our land. Our commitment to reconciliation shines through our published Reconciliation Action Plan on the Narragunnawali platform.


At Goodstart Kempsey, we're all about fostering strong connections with our families and the wider community. Situated conveniently over the railway line in West Kempsey, our location offers easy access to amenities and transportation, complete with our own off-street car park.


Being nestled in the heart of the community allows us to engage in exciting excursions and community walks, enriching our children's learning experiences. Our passionate team of educators boasts over 198 years of combined experience in Early Childhood education. We take pride in watching our children grow and develop, fostering a culture of lifelong learning from the Nursery to the Preschool Room.


Join our dynamic team, where we encourage children to embrace challenges, remain open-minded, and approach learning with excitement, building resilience every step of the way. At Goodstart Kempsey, every day is filled with energy, enthusiasm, and endless opportunities for growth.
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)
  • Paid professional development - we offer a range of opportunities to grow your skills and your career
  • Regular professional development sessions including workshops and Professional Online Discussions aligned to your career stage and connecting you with peers, mentors and more experienced teachers
  • Access to a dedicated Teachers’ Community through our Learning Portal with its comprehensive library of professional learning and development resources
  • A mentor to support you through your teacher accreditation or registration process (in states where this is mandated)
  • 50% discount off your childcare gap fees and 6 weeks paid parental leave
  • Wellbeing focus - you’ll get two wellbeing days included in your personal leave per year
  • Complimentary annual flu shot
  • 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 opportunities 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 New South Wales Working with Children Check and First Aid qualification
  • Hold active accreditation with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)

If you have prior experience as a Teacher in a school or early learning setting, or if you are new to the profession and embarking on your first role, we invite you to connect with us! Our team welcomes teachers from all backgrounds and experiences.

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: WEST KEMPSEY, KEMPSEY || NSW || Australia (AU) || | SF:00 || Bachelor (ECT) 4yr || Full-Time

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