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Senior Educator

Goodstart Early Learning

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Role: Senior Educator 

Location: NSW Central Coast

Centre:  Goodstart Blue Haven

Employment Type: Perm Full-Time 38 Hours

Are you a Senior Educator who is passionate about helping children to have the best possible start in life? Do you want to work for an organisation that offers genuine career opportunities to help you succeed?

We’re Goodstart

At Goodstart, we’re all about laying the foundation for better lives through amazing early learning experiences, and we know that we can’t do that without great people!

From our centre directors to centre teams, we work together to make a real difference for children in those crucial early years.

Safety, health and wellbeing are more than just words to us, they are a personal commitment and a promise we make to our children, our families and each other every day.

We’re Goodstart – a not-for-profit with a vision for Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life.  

Our Centre - We are a ECho Centre

What is EChO?

Our EChO initiative is a targeted approach within Goodstart’s Social Inclusion Strategy that builds on our universally available early learning and care programs. The approach uses an Enhanced Service Delivery Model to provide wrap-around intensive and sustainable resources to Goodstart Early Learning Centers located in communities where children are more vulnerable to poor outcomes.

  • As an EChO centre we have many many professional development opportunities for anyone wanting to expand their knowledge of child development, behaviour guidance and trauma informed practice.
  • We have a strong team who work closely alongside each other to provide the best possible care and education of children from birth until school age.
  • We are rated as exceeding in all 7 quality areas.
  • We have a strong connection to community and take small groups of children each day to explore the local neighbourhood.
  • We have a multidisciplinary approach and as such work with an OT, Speech Therapist and Child and Family Practitioner within the centre.
  • We have a collaborative partnership with the local school.
  • Inclusive practice is inherent in everything we do and we have won a HESTA award for these practices.
  • We have a strong philosophy based on relationship building, attachment theory, being in nature in all weathers and understanding the diverse needs of children, families and Educators.

Your Impact  

As a Senior Educator at Goodstart, your responsibilities include leading and mentoring your room team to develop and deliver high quality and inclusive play based educational programs aligning with the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards.   Working alongside our friendly and supportive Centre Leadership Team you observe, review and continuously improve the educational programs on offer to children ensuring the best outcomes.

You’ll help achieve this by  

  • Supporting and mentoring the team of Assistant Educators within the room
  • Building interactive and stimulating programs for the children
  • Overseeing Children’s development and learnings

Why choose Goodstart?

There are so many reasons to join the Goodstart family.

  • Better pay - at least 3% above the award rate, increasing to 5% by 2024
  • Paid professional development
  • Wellbeing focus - two extra days off per year
  • Additional leave - Option to purchase extra leave
  • 4 weeks paid parental leave – increasing to 6 weeks from December 2023
  • Retail discounts - you’ll save money on insurance, travel and technology
  • Childcare discounts - 50% discount off your childcare gap fees

If you have previous experience as a Senior Educator or can demonstrate strong leadership skills and you have a willingness to learn and provide quality learning experience coupled with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education or ACECQA approved equivalent, 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.

Supporting our people and protecting our children 

We are an equal opportunity employer that is proud of our inclusive and diverse work environment. We support and encourage individual growth and strong teams that are made up of many different cultures and backgrounds.   


We are deeply committed to Reconciliation and creating an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People feel connected and a strong sense of belonging. By weaving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives through all that we do, we aim to build knowledge and a deeper understanding of our First Nations People and culture for all in our team. 

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Job details
Date posted
21 May 2022
Education, Training & Childcare
Early Childhood
$49k ~ $60k
Job mode
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Not for profit / Charity

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