Supporting the independent education community

Good start to 2019!


Goodstart teachers and centre directors have received a New Year’s surprise when they returned to work after their Christmas break. The IEU has been advised by Goodstart that teachers and centre directors will receive a 4.2% increase from February 2019 before negotiations for this a new agreement commence later this year.   


The IEU successfully negotiated 4.2% per annum increases for teachers and centre directors in the current agreement which will expire in February of this year.  The last increase of 4.2% in the current agreement was paid in February 2018.   



The IEU welcomes Goodstart commitment to their employees. Negotiations for a new agreement will start in the new year. The IEU will be contacting talking to Goodstart members early in the new year to discuss any matters that they would like to see included in a new agreement.  


Goodstart Early Learning is Australia’s largest early learning provider. Formed in 2010 by a syndicate of charities, Goodstart is a not-for-profit organisation that currently has 649 child care centres around Australia.