Early Childhood Educator

Full-Time Ongoing Position - readvertised

Early Learning Centre, International Grammar School

International Grammar School (IGS) is a vibrant, secular, coeducational school situated across five sites in Ultimo and Glebe. There are 1300 students from Preschool to Year 12 being educated in a unique bilingual environment. 

At the International Grammar School Early Learning Centre our qualified, dedicated and passionate teachers and educators love what they do. We nurture each child’s curiosity, self-discovery and creativity in an environment rich in languages, music and vibrant opportunities. Through our innovative program we embrace diversity and celebrate personal achievement.

We are seeking a highly motivated Educator to join our dynamic Early Learning program which encourages children aged 3-5 years to explore and discover their world and supports the joy of learning another language - our school’s unique offering.

The successful applicant will work alongside our extraordinary team of Teachers and Educators to promote the foundations of a lifelong love of learning, immersing children in a unique program underpinned by the IGS Language and Music programs.


  • ACECQA recognised Certificate III or Diploma in Early Education and Care
  • Current ACECQA approved first aid, CPR, anaphylaxis and asthma certifications
  • Current ACECQA approved Child Protection training or willingness to obtain
  • Availability to work between the hours of 7.15am - 6.10pm, though the successful applicant will enjoy working a regular shift pattern
  • Have a keen interest in immersive language (German language skills are not required but advantageous) 
  • Understanding of current early education and care legislation and regulations including the EYLF and NQS
  • Self-motivated and taking initiative
  • Demonstrated strengths-based approach in working with children and their families
  • Sound computer skills.


In return for your skills and experience you will:

  • Join an Early Learning program nestled in the heart of our wonderful school
  • Work in a dynamic and growth-oriented team learning alongside our professional Teachers and Educators
  • Be supported with the IGS Early Learning Staff Induction program and have access to ongoing mentoring from highly experienced professionals
  • Access opportunities to participate in regular training and professional development - 4 student free days per year
  • Have access to the Employee Assistance Program.

Application Details:

To apply for this position, please visit our website, www.igssyd.nsw.edu.au 

Here you will be able to review the Position Description and our Privacy Policy and learn more about International Grammar School. A capacity to embrace the School’s culture, values and Code of Conduct is essential to this position.

To apply please:

  • address your correspondence to the Principal, Ms Shauna Colnan.

Please provide:

  • a succinct Cover Letter, 1 - 2 pages, addressing the position requirements
  • your current CV with details of your experience and qualifications
  • the contact details for three Referees, including your current or most recent employer

Pre-Employment Checks:

You will need to provide:

  • your NSW Working with Children Clearance number and your date of birth.
  • copies of related qualifications, training and transcripts, which may need to be certified and/or translated
  • proof of identity will be required
  • as applicable, details of your visa or work permit for verification. The successful candidate must have and maintain current working rights in Australia.
  • COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with the current IGS Vaccination Policy

Closing Date:    4pm, Tuesday 30 May 2023

  • applications should be submitted as soon as possible, and interviews may commence prior to the closing date.  Please note the position may be filled prior to the closing date.
  • applications received after the closing date and time, may not be accepted
  • IGS reserves the right to appoint, appoint by invitation, or not to appoint.
By CELA 22 May, 2023

Time for a new vision: CELA’s submission to the Early Childhood Education and Care Productivity Commission inquiry

The Early Education and Care Productivity Commission inquiry examines the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector. The Commission will consider cost and availability barriers that affect access to ECEC services, and ways to support better outcomes for children and families.  

Read CELA's executive summary and download a copy of our submission.  

Meet us!

CELA Facilitators

CELA’s Learning and Development facilitators come from a wide range of early education backgrounds, equipping them with practical sector based experience which is second to none. All our facilitators have a common passion for meaningful growth in every educator's practice, resulting in better outcomes for children.

Guild Insurance

CELA’s insurer of choice. Protecting Australian businesses and individuals with tailored insurance products and caring personal service.