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Goodstart Early Learning Reviews

Updated Aug 8, 2019

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Goodstart Early Learning CEO Julia Davison
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  1. 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
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Has Not Changed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free uniforms and great discounts on child care fees. The Director makes the centre so a great Director = great workplace

    Cons

    The company may have changed names but the culture is unfortunately still toxic, in some centres. Management need to listen to employees rather than just directors and area managers

    Advice to Management

    Start acting like a not for profit organisation which puts the children first. At the moment, you are still too concerned about profits

    Goodstart Early Learning2016-05-13
  3. "A looot of rooms for improvements"

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    Current Employee - Staff in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning

    Pros

    it's supposed to be non profit so the play yards are better maintained now than the time of ABC.

    Cons

    some centres are better than the others. But generally, smaller centres are better than the bigger ones. Children in the bigger centres tend to get less attention and individual attention can be quite bad. The management successfully trains robots with no face of humanities. As long as following the "rules" then it's all good. No personal touch (most of the time).

    Advice to Management

    your management has no personal face, just robots. Some of your staffs are friendly and genuinely nice and love children. But the management team can be something else.

    Goodstart Early Learning2016-03-11
  4. Helpful (9)

    "All about $$$$ NOT kids"

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

    I worked at Goodstart Early Learning part-time

    Pros

    There ISNT many. There are some LOVELY staff that just leave after a while cause of the BS that goes on. Some of the kids are lovely to look after.

    Cons

    POOR pay, POOR conditions, LACK of resources in many Centres, TOO MANY cover ups, LACK of support from MANY directors. EXPECTATIONS too high.

    Advice to Management

    CARE about your staff, instead of $$$$$' & trying to save $$$ to get your bonus. Good staff leave cause of the crap & the ones that stay are the CRAWLERS.

    Goodstart Early Learning2015-06-30
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