Goodstart Early Learning Director voted Townsville’s Best Employee

by Freya Lucas

July 22

Chondelle Carter, Hyde Park Goodstart Early Learning Director, has been voted Townsville’s Best Employee in a Townsville Bulletin online poll

 

Ms Carter was the chosen winner, beating 13 other contenders to win the title with a 20 per cent share of the 1,500 votes received, after being nominated by eight different people, including educators from the centre, who described Ms Carter as “a great boss”. 

 

“She makes the environment bloom when she walks in the room and makes us want to come to work because she has taught us how passionate we can be when working with children,” educator Ms Esetelle Matthews told The Townsville Bulletin.

 

On receiving the news, Ms Carter told The Townsville Bulletin that it would be impossible to have achieved the honour without such a great team working alongside her, saying “I couldn’t be as effective as I am if they weren’t by my side.”

 

Ms Carter’s centre remains closed following damage caused by the Queensland floods, however she hopes that insurance and repairs will see the centre open again in the coming months. 

 

“We’re still having a rough time. We’re waiting for renovations to start so we can reopen but most of us have continued working at the Cranbrook centre,” Ms Carter told The Bulletin. 

 

When asked about the best part of her role, Ms Carter said that watching the children grow and develop was the favourite part of her job. 

 

“It’s not without its challenges; some days are going to be hard and they’re going to be challenging but at the end of the day, if you love what you do and remember why you’re doing it, you can get through anything,” she said in closing. 

 

To read the original coverage of this story, as featured in The Townsville Bulletin, please see here. 

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