Early Childhood Educator

About us:

Merrydays Kindergarten Society Inc is a community based, charitable education and care service located in Merrylands. Established in 1948, we provide care and quality education for children aged 2 to 5 years. With an “Exceeding National Quality Rating” we offer our educators professional support, further education, flexibility, time off the floor for documentation, security and a well-resourced early learning environment. You will be working with a warm and supportive team, and have a dedicated Management Committee to guide you.

The Role:

This role is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and qualified educator to work with our highly motivated, dedicated and dynamic team, to create a warm and inclusive environment for children and their families.

The role is fulltime, working varying start and finish times between the service’s opening and closing times of 7am and 6pm.

The duties within this role include:

  • Planning and programming for young children aged 2 – 5 years old.
  • Creating stimulating environments to facilitate learning.
  • Contributing to the documentation of the children’s skills and interests.
  • Providing support and guidance to a team of educators.
  • Participating in reflection on programs and practices.
  • Developing strong and reciprocal relationships with children, staff and families, and engaging in professional communications within these relationships.

About you:

We are looking for a Diploma trained educator who is a dedicated, reliable and a confident communicator who is committed to high quality care practices. This educator would require an understanding of respectful and holistic care-giving practices with young children, someone who values ‘play’ as a vehicle for learning and development.

We are looking for an educator who is competent in documentation and programming, someone who has had experience in early childhood, and has the ability to understand and implement the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards requirements.

We wish for the successful applicant to have the ability to work with fellow educators and at the same time, know when to show initiative and have the ability to lead when required.

If you can demonstrate that you can meet the above criteria, then we look forward to hearing from you! Please contact our Director on 9637-5263 to learn more about this position.

By Stephanie Seidler 1 Dec, 2022

Overcome celebration apprehension with author Stephanie Seidler

Do you sometimes struggle to know how to talk about holidays and celebrations in a mindful and inclusive manner? 

Stephanie Seidler is a New York based early educator and published author who is passionate about promoting meaningful and inclusive educational experiences for children. She has just published a book called Celebration Babies, aimed at giving early educators a simple way to talk about and share diverse holidays with young children.  

In this Amplify! article, Stephanie tells us about the inspiration behind her book and how we can embrace all celebrations in an enthusiastic way.  

By CELA 28 Nov, 2022

Regulator spotlight: Important changes for services to be aware of

Education and care services should be aware of two important changes recently made to NSW and Commonwealth Government policies:

  1. The NSW Minister for Education and Early Learning has released a Minister’s Statement of Expectations. It means all education and care services can expect a visit from the regulator at least once each year. 

  1. The Commonwealth Government has changed the rules about inducements—it means iPads and other financial incentives to encourage families to enrol at a service are not permitted from January 2023. 

Read on to find out the detail about these new changes and how they could impact your service.  

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