Can be a learning journey for ones self. You learn by and with the children and your peers.
Senior educator (Former Employee) – Kalgoorlie WA – 13 August 2018
Goodstart has many advantages over other centres such as their values and leading edge in childrens education and learning. The company makes sure to select the right people for the job and encourage their learning development through specialised training. A great company to work for when you work as a team and are acknowledged for the challanging work you do.
Observing a child develop through your teaching.
Extra hours because a team memeber is unable to fulfil their shift.
Working with a range of different educators and children and never know what each day will bring. I loved working with the older children who where able to challenge your thinking and keep you guessing as the day went on.
GoodStart Early Learning is a good quality daycare centre
Volunteer Early Childhood Educator and Carer (Former Employee) – Labrador QLD – 22 July 2018
As I was a trainee at GoodStart Early Learning Labrador for more than one year. I was working with all experience staffs. All staffs engage children by using play-based learning that encourages the development of outcomes within the Early Years Learning Framework.
I worked for Goodstart for a number of years and have watched it decline dramatically in so many different aspects. Management is horrible! No support, no compassion, no care for workers and their personal/family commitments. When there is a complaint, it is swept under the rug, and/or brushed off by directors and above as they are all ‘buddies’ who cover their own butts. Paperwork is becoming a joke. Expectations from staff are ridiculously high. We are expected to supervise children, complete daily tasks, implement curriculum, document and complete routines all without support or revision. It is no longer about helping to prepare and teach children for their future, more of just letting them do whatever they feel whenever they feel, no structure! Parents complained numerous times and nothing is done. AVOID Goodstart for both employment and childcare needs!
student assistant of centre staff educator (Former Employee) – Ingle Farm SA – 8 May 2018
I am able to work as soon as possible that fits my skills and I love doing all my duties especially at work and I value the people around me. My most enjoyable job is taking care the children start from 6 months old up to 5 years old, that was during my workplacement in a childcare center. Also as a room attendant I love working with different people and taking care the people around our work and maintaining there health during there stay in a hotel.
Casual Educator (Current Employee) – Adelaide SA – 22 April 2018
Busy days at work Learnt time management and how to work under pressure Management needs to be improved Workplace culture is fun and diverse Hardest part of the job is working in extreme staffing conditions and lack of support Most enjoyable part of the job is the diversity of the staff you meet and the fun environment.
Every half hour since work starts all employees have a task that they have to fill before arrival of children. This allows time management practice and working together as a team. There is always on going training where needed for every individual employee. Where I was which is Good Start Kempsey management need a lot more training them selfs with time management and staff communication. Family orientated. When employing new staff the management feel that they should be perfectly knowing of job role without question no help form other staff on experience training. The incentives that are provided is the most enjoyable part.
I worked at an amazing centre which then sadly the reputation went down hill. The centre lost 50percent of their staff within 6months. Due to a change in management.. The culture was amazing, everyone got along, families were happy and i loved going to work. The Area M came in and had too much control. Now i try to avoid this centre even though i need work.
lunch time, playing with kids, talking with families
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Kambah ACT – 12 February 2018
I am not work in this centre. I just had practiced. I'm really like this centre. It is quite nice centre. The educators are very friendly and kind with me. Explain for me any issues about child care major.
Qualified Child Caregiver (Former Employee) – Welshpool WA – 21 January 2018
I worked at several centres with goodstart. My first centre was Welshpool and I absolutely loved it there, the families were lovely and the children became my children I loved them all. The other centres were not so great I got several complaints from other workers for things I didn't do and I ended up having to leave because I felt inferior
I have been working for GoodStart for over 6 yrs ... I have enjoyed working with the families and being apart of their world to help their children grow into spiritual, knowledgable powerful beings! :)!
Great environment to work in, good up-skilling trainings available
I really loved and enjoyed working with GoodStart, the interactions with the children were great, the interactions with the staff was challenging, unfortunately I had to leave, I would have stayed at this position if I had of completed or was studying towards my Diploma in Children's Services, this is what was required of myself but unfortunately I couldn't obtain this.
The children were the best thing about this job.
A lot of expectation ex: Paper work, Programming and not enough programming time, Observations of the children and I was the only Educator in the room, Storey Park was a tough one to keep up with, homework that was given to us from our director etc.
The workplace was spacious and enabled each child to feel comfortable.
student educator for 140hours (Former Employee) – McKinnon VIC – 2 January 2018
In this center I worked in the baby's room, toddlers room,pre-kinder children and kinder children. Each experience was very good.The staff was helpful and friendly. The Staff always made sure that the children were comfortable and also were very enthusiastic about helping each child develop.
Nasty and unprofessional South Australian recruitment team
Qualified Child Care Worker (Former Employee) – South Adelaide SA – 1 January 2018
Nasty recruitment team. It is who you know not what you know in South Australia Goodstart. Unprofessional recruitment team who prefer to listen to gossip than making an educated and professional choice