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Goodstart Early Learning Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2019

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Goodstart Early Learning CEO Julia Davison
Julia Davison
21 Ratings
  1. Helpful (9)

    "Want to make a difference but can't"

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    Current Employee - Educator in Adelaide
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The children and parents and SOME coworkers

    Cons

    Too much favourtism, gossip, lies, unfounded allegations, if someone doesn't like you they will cause trouble for you all the time, management doesn't care about you. Profit comes first. If you are given a new shift (you are just given it without any discussion) and it doesn't suit then you are told to just leave. I get disheartened when I am treated badly like this, always couldn't wait to get to work but was slowly...

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    Advice to Management

    They don't listen anyway

    Goodstart Early Learning2018-10-19
  2. Helpful (3)

    "assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Goodstart Early Learning part-time

    Pros

    room to transfer from centre to centre Very structured

    Cons

    People get away with too much

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your team, make sure you're all on the same page

    Goodstart Early Learning2018-09-13
  3. "Senior Educator"

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    Current Employee - Senior Educator in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great philosophy in terms of children's learning and families.

    Cons

    Work life balance is hard because of long shifts with one hour unpaid break.

    Goodstart Early Learning2018-08-18
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Educator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly environment with care for children

    Cons

    Low pay and rare financial growth

    Goodstart Early Learning2018-08-01
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Educator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Goodstart Early Learning part-time

    Pros

    Not much some staff where nice

    Cons

    Not good pay packet, director not very nice 2ic also not very nice

    Advice to Management

    Get some people skills and also treat all staff the same as where I was unless u where friends with the director u where nothing

    Goodstart Early Learning2018-06-08
  6. "Education is Key"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time

    Pros

    Above award wages, great Professional Development opportunities, flexible working conditions

    Cons

    Some processes are too long

    Goodstart Early Learning2018-05-17
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Goodstart Early Learning part-time

    Pros

    I wish i could state something good

    Cons

    Pretty good at not informing staff about their plans

    Advice to Management

    God awful managment. Childcare I have been working at for well over a year is now currently under their manage and decide to fire me without warning as soon as they are in charge.

    Goodstart Early Learning2018-06-01
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Job"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time

      Pros

      Great team a lot of support

      Cons

      Ratios aren't always correct t

      Goodstart Early Learning2018-02-19
    • Helpful (11)

      "2ic"

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      Current Employee - 2IC in Melton
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      There are none. Directors been in the industry far too long. Work under roofline. Tell other educators about other people’s business. Smart remarks in front of other educators and are happy to overwork people as long as it suits.

      Cons

      Bullying is rife, is happy to have 10 babies with 2 staff members. Accommodate lazy staff and make the hard turkeys work harder.

      Advice to Management

      Move your directors around. Long term directors get complacent.

      Goodstart Early Learning2017-12-06
    • Helpful (15)

      "Toxic management"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Goodstart Early Learning full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      The children and families and friends made with staff who are in the same boat as you.

      Cons

      There are bullies in this company that are promoted and patted on the back by upper management. Many Area Managers that tell you that you’re just a number, that pick on the staff in the rooms while telling directors to short staff the centre to save money. Ratios aren’t adhered to and if you don’t like under roof ratios then you’ll hate working here. It’s all about budgets and the mighty dollar, not the children or staff....

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      Advice to Management

      Really? As if they’d listen. The bullying is rife and staff that need their jobs have tried speaking up and are told by area managers to not be so sensitive. The bullying has been around for years. Management are focused on the profits - to say that children are central to everything this company does is the hugest joke I have ever heard. Money is central to everything they do in this company and there is no reinvestment...

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      Goodstart Early Learning2017-11-15
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