About Goodstart Early Learning

Goodstart Early Learning is Australia's largest long day care provider, with over 640 centres across the country. Our 13,000 employees care for and education more than 73,000 children from 61,000 families every year. Goodstart is a not-for-profit organisation, with a vision for Australia's children to have the best possible start in life. 

Careers

Early learning is one of the most rewarding careers of all. Early learning professionals have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children, inspiring a love of learning that will help them reach their full potential. Goodstart is looking for talented and dedicated early learning professionals to help realise our vision for all Australia's children to have the best possible start in life. Be a part of Australia's largest long day care provider and make a big difference to the life of a child.

Student Resources

Looking for your study materials, templates, or reading resources? You’ve come to the right place! Explore the resources below, which will be updated regularly. If you would like to see other resources available on this page, please contact us.

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Child Protection
Australian Child Protection Legislation (link to webpage)
Sourced: Australian Institute of Family Studies

Responding to children and young people’s disclosures of abuse (link to webpage)
Sourced: Australian Government, Australian Institute of Family Studies

What is Child Abuse and Neglect? (Link to webpage)
Sourced: Australian Institute of Family Studies

Mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect (link to webpage)
Sourced: Australian Institute of Family Studies
 
Maintaining Confidentiality (PDF)
Sourced: www.communities.qld.gov.au/childsafety/
Nutrition, Health, and Safety
Staying Healthy in Childcare - 5th Edition (PDF)
Sourced: NHMRC "Publications" Publication reference number CH55 Year of Publication 2013

Duty of Care (PDF)
Sourced: www.rch.org.au/

Australian Dietary Guidelines (2013)
Sourced: Australian Dietary Guidelines (2013). Australian Government - Department of Health and Ageing - National Health and Medical Research Council (2013), February 2013. http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines-publications/n55

Get Up and Grow - Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood (Director/Coordinator Book)
Sourced: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/phd-early-childhood-nutrition-resources

Vaccination for Special Risk Groups - Excerpt from The Australian Immunisation Handbook 9th Edition 2008 (part 2) (PDF)
Sourced: www.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/content/handbook-home

Solo Pak Wall Chart - Directions for Cleaning (PDF)
Sourced: http://solopak.com.au/docs/wallchart_1.htm
Communities and Culture
Working with Indigenous People and Community (PDF)
Sourced: NSW Department of Community Services. "Working with Indigenous People and Community." (2009): pages 3-6

Stolen Generations Fact Sheet (PDF)
Sourced: http://www.reconciliation.qut.edu.au/issues/recweek/

Aboriginal Religion and Ceremony (PDF)
Sourced: www.aboriginalculture.com.au
Other Resources
The Plan - Building on Children's Interests (PDF)
Sourced: National Association for the Education of Young People

The Physical Environment as Teacher - Excerpt from NSW Curriculum Framework for Children's Services (PDF)
Sourced: www.community.nsw.gov.au/DOCSWR/_assets/main/documents/childcare_framework.pdf

The Nature of Provisions for Children - Excerpt from NSW Curriculum Framework for Children's Services (PDF)
Sourced: www.community.nsw.gov.au/DOCSWR/_assets/main/documents/childcare_framework.pdf

Musical Development (PDF)
Sourced: "Child Development Chart." Bbc.Co.Uk. Accessed: 14/07/2011

Quality Improvement Plan Template (.doc)
Sourced: Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority http://www.acecqa.gov.au/research-and-publications/

Guide to Developing a Quality Improvement Plan (PDF)
Sourced: Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority http://www.acecqa.gov.au/research-and-publications/

Drawing Development in Children (PDF)
Sourced: www.learningdesign.com/Portfolio/DrawDev/kiddrawing.html

Developing a Centre Philosophy (PDF)
Sourced: Extract from Putting Children First, the Newsletter of the National Childcare Accreditation Council (NCAC) (Issue 23 September 2007 - pages 10-12)

Example – Scripted Story Book (PDF)
Sourced: Angela Robinson
 

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