Diploma Trained Educator - Chifley

About the business

At Blue Gum Cottage Children's Centre you work as part of a small friendly team in a 28 placed not-for-profit long day care centre in the Eastern Suburbs.

About the role

  • Diploma Trained Educator for the Preschool Room 2.5 yrs-5yrs
  • The role includes working a rotating shift, programming, have a small focus group of children, work as part of a team.
  • The successful candidate will hold a Diploma Certificate and preferably have experience, we pay above award, RDO's a support management team and the opportunity of Professional development.

Blue Gum Cottage has an inclusive culture, supportive and enjoys being part of the community, we plan excursions and incursions and network with our local community, so if you feel you would like to join the Blue Gum family or would like to find out more please contact Michele on 02 9661 4815.

Amplify! Blog

By CELA 10 Sep, 2021

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Being more 'hands off' in our teaching can actually enable more learning for children by allowing them to realise the ‘aha’ moments as they learn through play. 

In this article we share ways to facilitate aha moments, some ideas to get you started, and things to consider as you navigate through this concept. 

By Kate and Annie 9 Sep, 2021

The value of taking time to pause and ponder - why now is a perfect time to focus on reflective practice

Early years specialists Kate Meek and Annie O'Sullivan believe that during these uncertain and challenging times, we have a great opportunity to think deeply and remind ourselves of the importance of the work we do. Time to pause and ponder!

They share how reflective practice inspires continuous improvement, and three simple ways to integrate reflective practice into your day. 

By CELA 6 Sep, 2021

'On a knifes edge' - COVID in rural and remote NSW and how our sector is coping

Deputy Premier John Barilaro last week stated that the western region of NSW was on a ‘knife’s edge’ due to increasing cases of COVID. We are increasingly concerned for our members who are located in the area. Many have only just rebuilt their teams after losing them in last year's lockdown, and are being pushed financially, emotionally and physically. 

However, strong community spirit is bringing out the best in people, as they band together to protect vulnerable community members through vaccination, and focus their efforts on finding any positives they can in a challenging situation. CELA's regional early education specialist Narelle Myers and General Manager of Bourke & District Children's Services Prue Ritchie tells us what things are like for ECEC professionals and families in the area. 

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