We’re on the lookout for talent!
Join our team who share a collective passion for making a difference in the lives of local families.
Our outstanding reputation is built on over 45 years’ experience as a quality provider. We have 11 Early Education Centres in Sutherland Shire, all rated Meeting or Exceeding. We are a not-for-profit provider. Parent fees cover the investment we make in our Educators, centres and children’s resources. Many of our recently renovated centres feature new large playgrounds, children’s bathrooms and fresh painting.
Let your career take off
If early childhood is your passion, we are the place for you. We take care of our teams. Our focus starts with you, your health and wellbeing. It’s how we can all take the best care of our customers. Mentoring, support and advice is always on offer and we encourage career progression.
Our Children’s Services Managers started their careers in our centres, becoming Directors and now Head Office specialists.
We’re on the lookout for talented new Educators. Visit Council’s Careers page for advertised positions.
If you can’t find an advertised position to suit your qualifications, call us on 02 9710 0466 to express your interest in working with us. We have the flexibility to employ Educators on a temporary basis at any time, without having to go through a formal recruitment process.
Join our team and receive these benefits
- 5.2 weeks leave plus RDO every month.
- Paid renewal of certifications and compulsory training (first aid, CPR, child protection, manual handling).
- Generous leave entitlements (annual, personal, sick leave & paid parental leave).
- Accumulative sick leave: 15 days annually (pro rata) which includes 2 days health and wellbeing leave.
- Weekly nappy change allowance.
- Access long service leave after 5 years.
- No afterhours cleaning (we use professionals who clean each centre nightly for 3 hours).
- Time in lieu for after hours meetings.
- Free confidential counselling service (for personal and professional matters).
- Free annual flu vaccine.
- Salary sacrificing.
- Programming time off the floor.
- Paid annual NESA accreditation fee and support with professional learning requirements.
- Annual picnic day for union members.
- Strong professional development culture with a generous budget and a dedicated focus on your personal and professional development.
- Networking with Educators in other Council centres and our team of industry specialists.
- The opportunity to join our ‘champion committees’ such as our Cultural Connections group.
- Ongoing reward and recognition such as attending major industry conferences, Early Childhood Educators’ Day celebrations, recognition evenings and more.
- Access to Fitness Passport, enabling you and your family members to use multiple gyms and pools at a very affordable price.
- Career progression, including the opportunity to act in roles and enjoy a temporary ‘change of scenery’, along with applying for internally advertised permanent positions.
- 5 step salary system.
- Job security and stability offered by local government.
Meet us! A Q&A with… Denise Nash
This month we introduce Denise Nash, who for almost a decade has looked after professional learning and wellbeing for the Children’s Services team.
We’re very proactive and we advocate for all Educators to develop their skills and knowledge. That’s why we provide a wide variety of opportunities for educators to engage in professional development, from study support for formal qualifications and training opportunities that align to individual learning plans, to team building initiatives so Educators can learn and grow together.
Our intention is always to support Educators’ learning so they can provide for the best outcomes for children.
It’s hard to pinpoint a favourite as we’ve completed so many great sessions. We hosted a session on ‘Creative Experiences’ which was fun. It was hands-on where the Educators got to experience finger painting, making playdough and loose parts play. It was a wonderful experience to reflect on the learning and development that goes with participating in these activities – just like the children.
The more formal topics such as Effective Communication and Behaviour Guidance are also a great opportunity to interact and engage with our Educators and support their learning. I’m personally very fortunate to be able to learn from our talented team of Educators too.
We’re currently delivering training to all our Educators to refresh their child protection knowledge and understanding their role as a “Responsible Person”. We’ve also got a great internal conference coming up for all of our Educators, with two incredible industry great speakers.
Self-care is so important when educating and caring for children. We share wellbeing information with our Educators every week.
Two of my favourite sayings are ‘Be as kind to yourself as you are to others’ and ‘Make some time everyday to do what makes you happy’.
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