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 5 Jun, 2023

CELA CEO represents members as multi-employer bargaining begins

A better paid early education and care workforce could be just around the corner, under a historic pay negotiation plan of unity and cooperation launched today. 

Early education and care peak bodies will embark on a collaborative process with unions to demonstrate how increased workforce professionalism can deliver the best opportunities for Australia’s children and their parents.

“Nothing is more urgent, that’s why CELA and our members are showing leadership by coming to the table under these new laws,” said CELA CEO Michele Carnegie at today’s press conference with Tony Burke, Minister for Employment & Workplace Relations.

Find out what else was said and download the media release.

By CELA 2 Jun, 2023

CELAs response: IPART Review of ECEC in NSW

IPART (Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal) is reviewing the NSW early childhood education and care sector to understand affordability, accessibility, and consumer choice, and make recommendations where necessary to improve them. IPART released an Issues Paper seeking feedback on experiences of access and affordability in the sector.

Read CELA's response to the Issues Paper

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