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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. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning

    Pros

    Goodstart provides many opportunities for employees to engage in professional learning, internally and externally.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything negative to say

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Goodstart Early Learning2016-12-19
  2. "Right person right role"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toowoomba
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There is a big focus on attracting and retaining the right person. It's not for profit so profits go back to the centres and children.

    Cons

    Need more casual educators.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course to achieve great outcomes for children.

    Goodstart Early Learning2016-12-13
  3. "Committed to leading professional development for all staff"

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    Current Employee - Early Childhood Teacher in Gold Coast
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Well organised and established learning and development opportunities.

    Cons

    Some of the centres could use a face lift.

    Goodstart Early Learning2016-12-14
  4. "Committed to developing and supporting their employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time

    Pros

    Invests in professionally developing and supporting their employees through workshops and developing resources. Rewards and recognises achievements. Committed to offering employees excellent career pathways and opportunities.

    Cons

    The large amount of activities and initiatives can be overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Goodstart Early Learning2016-12-11
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Children's Service Worker in Sunshine West
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff discount on childcare fees. But even this is hardly a pro when you know your child will not receive the care and attention they need from Educators due to understaffing.

    Cons

    The company cares only about profits. The company spends big dollars on publications and training that supports great practice but does not adequately staff centres to implement the content. Centres staff across the Building to cover ratio leaving many staff in direct supervision of children way outside the maximum legal ratio. Children are treated as potential profits and are moved around Centre rooms from day to day...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop talking the talk and start walking it. Your company is toxic not only to the over worked floor staff but sadly to many Australian children.

    Goodstart Early Learning2016-12-12
  6. "Early learning educator"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning

      Pros

      Fun workplace. 50% staff discount on childcare for qualified staff

      Cons

      The company is always trying to cut costs.

      Advice to Management

      None

      Goodstart Early Learning2016-10-09
    • "Great"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Goodstart Early Learning full-time

      Pros

      Good company good management good Staff! Learnt lots

      Cons

      A bit cliquey Sometimes unreasonable But overall not too bad

      Advice to Management

      Maybe train up your directors a bit more! Along with area managers.

      Goodstart Early Learning2016-10-06
    • Helpful (10)

      "Please don't work for this company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Goodstart Early Learning part-time

      Pros

      The children are lovely and wonderful to be around. The parents are delightful and full of praise for the staff.

      Cons

      Bad culture of bullying. Poorly managed. Profit is more important than anything else. Unpaid overtime is expected. There is low morale in the workplace. Complaints are swept under the carpet. Higher management don't respond to complaints about centre management. Please please don't work for this company, you deserve better.

      Advice to Management

      Restructure the company. Too many chiefs in the organisation. Address bullying. It is a VERY SERIOUS matter. I suspect goodstart will follow the path of ABC.

      Goodstart Early Learning2016-10-24
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great but too top heavy"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Goodstart Early Learning part-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      People i worked with were amazing. Great attitudes and there for the right reasons

      Cons

      Head office was getting too top heavy and forgetting the purpose of why we do what we do.

      Goodstart Early Learning2016-09-13
    • Helpful (7)

      "Room leader"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning

      Pros

      Uniforms for staff lovely children parents that encourage and appreciate educators

      Cons

      Leadership is missing from the top down The leadership is only as good as the top leader Dissapointing behaviour from directors area manager's and state managets who just give educators lots of pop talks There is total lack of leadership and educators are at a diadvantage because of this Issues are handled poorly without resolution so that indidents not addressed leave educators feeling disempowered

      Advice to Management

      Please management start an intense training for anybody in leadership That way you will make Goodstart a culture of strong ethics and work practices

      Goodstart Early Learning2016-06-12
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