Assistant Director

Come and join our family!

The Green Elephant is more than just a place of work… we are an extended family who pride ourselves on a fab team culture that supports, nourishes and inspires our team of educators.

Whether you are new to the industry, have a ton of experience, or looking to broaden your understanding of early childhood learning, we want to hear from you!

What will you need to be considered for the role?

  • a positive attitude towards teamwork and collaboration
  • warm, nurturing presence with children
  • genuine interest in early childhood development
  • can work in accordance with service policies & procedures

Specific requirements of the role:

  • Ideally can work full-time (38 hours per week) Monday to Friday, between the hours of 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Must hold a current Working With Children's Check
  • Have an ACECQA-approved early childhood qualification
  • Are proficient in written and verbal English language communication

Why join us at The Green Elephant:

  • you will be a part of a culture that prides itself on evolving the standards of early childhood practice
  • we invest in our educators so they receive the mentoring, support and training they need to become confident professionals
  • you get back what you put in… with fun team events, ongoing coaching, and a genuine interest in you!

Your next steps…

  • Apply here for the role, or email us directly at
  • We will contact you to chat a bit further about your want to join our team
  • We can then arrange a time for you to come and visit us at the service where you can get a feel for who we are & the warm, welcoming environments we are proud to create

By Meg Anastasi 1 Jul, 2022

Opinion: Is it time to re-assess our relationship with digital documentation platforms?

Early childhood settings in Australia have seen a rapid rise in the use of digital documentation tools. As services work towards reducing their environmental footprint, these digital tools can be viewed as a holistic alternative platform for parent communication, documentation of learning and general information sharing with important stakeholders. 

Educator Meg Anastasi shares her views on the pros and cons of digital platforms for documentation and how we can reassert control by putting guidelines in place.  

By CELA 28 Jun, 2022

Workforce challenges: three member case studies

Our recent Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce Survey Pulse Check confirms what we have been hearing anecdotally through member calls and emails, that our workforce is in crisis, and that there are a number of factors exacerbating this. 

To further inform our advocacy, a number of our members have provided detailed information about their individual workforce challenges in order to further shine a light on what needs to be done, and how that changes depending on factors such as service type and location.  

Here we provide a brief summary of three of those case studies. Further details will be provided in an upcoming edition of Broadside. 

By CELA 27 Jun, 2022

What needs to be implemented now to help solve our workforce issues

We are incredibly excited about what recent announcements could mean for the future of our sector and for Australia’s children. However, if we don't start addressing the workforce challenges our sector is facing immediately, we run the risk of failing to meet the policy objectives of the historic early childhood education and care reforms.

“In order to secure the success of these new reforms, it’s vital that retention and recruitment strategies are implemented,” says Michele Carnegie, CELA CEO. “There are many and varied reasons that our workforce is in crisis, and while remuneration is one factor, there needs to be a broad range of strategies applied to start fixing the underlying causes now.” 

Read on to find out what our recent workforce survey revealed about the key issues being faced by our members and the urgent solutions we are advocating.  

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