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Updated Aug 8, 2019

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Goodstart Early Learning CEO Julia Davison
Julia Davison
21 Ratings
  1. "Evolving"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    * Great not for profit focus * More focus on children/ social good

    Cons

    * Complex management structure with too many layers and overlapping roles

    Advice to Management

    * Smaller head office

    Goodstart Early Learning2017-01-31

    Goodstart Early Learning Response

    September 6, 2017Corporate Affairs

    Thanks for your review and feedback about our management structure. It’s something we’re conscious of too and we’re constantly working to improve. In fact, there's a number of initiatives in train right now to address this so we can focus on what matters most - delivering great outcomes ...

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning part-time

    Pros

    Great facilities Great people

    Cons

    Management is not very supportive High stress Lots of paper work

    Goodstart Early Learning2017-01-16
  3. "Goodstart has a very noble purpose"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A social enterprise that has children at its heart Any surplus is spent on staff development, centres and advocacy Cares about inclusion and disadvantage - Mission, the Brotherhood, SVA and Benevolent were its founders

    Cons

    Some centre leaders are stronger than others Some centre buildings need upgrading

    Advice to Management

    Keep going on the journey - we have come along way since ABC days There is still so much untapped potential

    Goodstart Early Learning2017-01-15
  4. "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
  5. "Committed to leading professional development for all staff"

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    Current Employee - Early Childhood Teacher in Gold Coast
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    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
  6. "Right person right role"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toowoomba
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    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
  7. "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
  8. 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
  9. "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
  10. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    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
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