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Updated Jul 22, 2019

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Goodstart Early Learning CEO Julia Davison
Julia Davison
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "They also provide great professional development to Educators(in 8 reviews)

  • "Loved the children, some centres are great(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "I have worked at all three centres in Melton and not one offers high quality early learning and it all filters down from management(in 8 reviews)

  • "And that people in office are counted towards ratios(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Huge job with little recognition."

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    Current Employee - Educator in Brisbane
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Children and families are beautiful

    Cons

    Constantly under huge amounts of pressure. Over ratio a lot of the time. We are given extra tasks ‘expectations’ but have no time given to complete them, considering we are already over ratio you can do them on your own time or be berated... we have little recourses and when orders are done they are at no consultation with staff, consequently we end up with things that are not useful.. multiple bottles of green paint...

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    Advice to Management

    Be driven by outcomes for children and wellbeing of children and staff not by KPIs and profit.

    Goodstart Early Learning2019-01-25

    Goodstart Early Learning Response

    January 29, 2019Corporate Affairs

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We take the issues you’ve raised very seriously, particularly with regards the challenge of workloads and ratios. While we appreciate you may wish to remain anonymous, we are working hard to improve the issues you raise and would ...

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  2. 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 (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...

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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
    • Helpful (10)

      "TOXIC, BULLYING CULTURE"

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      Former Employee - Lead Educator in Brisbane
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Goodstart Early Learning part-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      There are none, bar some lovely kids & families.

      Cons

      Cliques, heavy workload, inconsistent treatment of staff, inconsistent everything from Centre to Centre. This place has every con you can think of & then some. Calls to work when you are still unwell & not cleared to work. Incredibly soul destroying & unprofessional when one passes the office & hears a group of woman & 2IC gossiping in that nasty way only a group of "favorite & safe" woman can do. Hard to believe that...

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      Advice to Management

      Jokes right? Like management gives a toss about staff well-being, give advice at your own peril. How many managers can one Company have & still get it so wrong?

      Goodstart Early Learning2017-08-30

      Goodstart Early Learning Response

      September 6, 2017Corporate Affairs

      Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We take the issues you’ve raised very seriously. While we appreciate you may wish to remain anonymous, if you would like to talk more about it, please call us on 1800 890 933 or email: people@goodstart.org.au

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