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 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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By CELA 21 Jun, 2022

New South Wales Government’s historic early childhood education investment

Over the past week, the New South Wales Government has announced a transformational early childhood education and care agenda. This includes funding of over $12 billion to implement a range of initiatives between now and 2030.

CELA CEO Michele Caregie shares more details about the annoucements, how the policy aligns with our advocay, plus our next steps to ensure the community sector can harness these opportunities. 

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