Diploma or Certificate 111 (Children's Services)

Full time Positions Available – Diploma or Certificate 3 (Children's Services)

Nought to Five Early Childhood Centre is a not-for-profit, community based childcare centre in Macquarie Park, meaning we are all about our children, families and staff! We have been providing high quality care and education in the community for 45 years. 

Our 74 place centre:-

  • Operates above the required staff ratios, with 5 educators in each room, all including an ECT. This allows us to support children’s learning and development, as well as support our educators too! 
  • Pays above award wages 
  • Provides paid Professional Development including access to a range of webinars from our ECA learning hub subscription and paid First Aid refresher course and attendance
  • Has a supportive Management Committee which provides generous Staff benefits and incentives including annual Staff Bonus and discounted Staff childcare fees (30% daily fee)
  • Provides generous off the floor weekly programming time and opportunity for each room to meet weekly off the floor to plan their program.

We have:-

  • An amazing team that work together and support each other – no more staff burnout over minimum ratios. 
  •  3 wonderful rooms, catering from babies through to the child’s year before school. 
  • All of our rooms recently refurbished with new furniture.
  • Access to a big, natural, outdoor environment, full of grass and trees – something hard to find in this area! 
  • Free Staff on-site parking. Located close to metro train station and bus lines.
  • Opportunity to move rooms each year and develop skills with different ages till you find your passion.
  • Monthly Roster day off at your choosing for full time Employees

The successful candidate will be joining a group of caring, motivated and passionate people, who love to work as a team and inspire children to thrive! Nought to Five has an excellent reputation in the community, with word of mouth bringing in most of our enrolments. Our centre is known for our low turnover of staff – opportunities to work here don’t come up very often!

We are seeking a responsible, caring, and passionate educator to join our team. There are opportunities for the role to work in all three rooms as a floater, and for the right candidate, joining our 2-3year old team.

Position Requirements:

  • Certificate 111 in Children’s Services or Qualified Diploma in Children’s Services
  • A Working with Children Check
  • Have sound knowledge of children’s development, the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards
  • Excellent verbal (fluent English) and written communication skills
  • Passion for engaging with children and providing a high-quality educational program
  • Experience documenting children’s learning preferred, but not a requirement – the candidate must have a willingness to learn – our EL can support you in developing this skill.


  • As a ‘floating educator’, you will work in all three rooms covering a range of shifts. You will need to work as a team, learning and maintaining each room’s routine and procedures
  • If in the Toddler room, you will be working with the team to plan the program and provide activities/experiences to the children
  • Assist all staff in meeting the needs, supervision, health and safety of all children
  • Assist in providing an environment that is safe, fun, interesting and appealing.
  • Respect and provide support and inclusion for all children
  • Encourage and maintain effective communication between yourself, colleagues and families
  • With the guidance of the Nominated Supervisor and colleagues, promote the highest standard of care for the children in accordance with the National Quality Standard
  • Attend monthly staff meetings (dinner and time in lieu provided) and other events throughout the year

With the high staffing demands at the moment, now is the time to find a centre that cares about you! This is a great opportunity to join Nought to Five, and be part of our friendly, supportive team.

Please email your Cover letter and CV to Michelle at director@noughttofive.com.au today. Don’t miss out on this opportunity.

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