Early Childhood Educator - Dubbo

Why us? 

We put our Employee experience at the forefront and are proud to have consistently achieved above industry average Employee Engagement results. Specifically on offer to you in this role is: 

  • Strong development opportunities with access free professional development through Gowrie NSW Education Hub
  • Work with external, sector-recognised national and international consultants to develop your skills and expertise as an educator
  • Generous resource provision and the freedom to get creative
  • Build genuine impactful relationships with children, families and our wonderful Gowrie family
  • Uniform provided and allowance paid
     

About Gowrie NSW

A leader in early and middle childhood for 80 years, Gowrie NSW is a surplus for purpose social enterprise providing diverse education and care, family support and professional development services to the early and middle childhood sector across NSW and ACT. With a focus on research and contemporary pedagogical methodology, we have demonstrated a strong leadership commitment to working in partnership across generations to provide a range of programs and resources that support children, families and education professionals.
 

The Role

The role is to work as part of a team to create a warm and inclusive environment for children, and provide quality education and care services for children and families, as well as lead and support fellow educators.

We are open to full time, part time and job share options. We will require some flexibility on start and finish times between centre opening hours of 7:00am and 6:00pm

The duties of this role will entail:

  • Assisting with the implementation of programs and experiences to meet the needs of individual children
  • Contributing to the completion of documentation of children’s skills and interests that includes a clear cycle of reflective practice
  • Ensuring the physical environment is well maintained
  • Engaging in professional communication with families and caregivers
     

About you

We are looking to appoint an Early Childhood Educator who is dedicated, confident and has an understanding of primary care giving and respectful practice with children. Essential requirements for this position are:

  • Completed Certificate III in Education and Care qualification
  • Current approved first aid certificate
  • Completed child protection course
  • Current approved anaphylaxis and asthma management certificates
  • New Working with Children Check
  • The ability to understand and implement EYLF & NQS requirements
     

Next steps

If you can demonstrate that you can meet the above criteria we look forward to hearing from you. Please click on the "Apply Now" button below!

Please upload a single file into the Cover Letter Section including: your WWCC, any relevant certificates (first aid, CPR etc) and certified copies of your qualifications.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply. 

ECEC staff across the state are required to have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccination by 8 November 2021.

Amplify! Blog

By Stephanie Seidler 3 Dec, 2021

From bubbles to bears and cats to coffee — the endless value of emergent curriculum

Stephanie Seidler is an experienced early educator and published author who is passionate about promoting meaningful educational experiences for children. Based in New York, she is an advocate of using emergent curriculum as part of a responsive intentional teaching process, and loves to share tools, tips and ideas on her Facebook page. 

Stephanie recently published a book called Bubble Babies, celebrating diversity, inclusivity, and connection building for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Bubbles have been a favourite interest for so many of the children she’s educated over the years. 

In this article she shares the benefits of emergent curriculum, tips on planning and scaffolding ideas using bubbles as the example, and how a very ‘NYC’ interest in coffee amongst children who’d never tasted it led to an investigation that went on for half a year!

By CELA 29 Nov, 2021

Discussing disability and inclusion — how toys can build empathy and open-mindedness

Once upon a time disability was a taboo topic. Today, awareness of disability is on the rise through events such as International Day of People with Disability (3 December) and the growing acknowledgement of disability in the community.

Many early educators are embracing the opportunity to open the discussion around disability and inclusion with children. We speak with Leanne Fretten of all-abilities childcare centre Mikarie about their child-first approach, ask author of 'What happened to you?' James Catchpole about avoiding the 'inspiration trope', and share how toys and resources such as dolls and books can promote empathy and open-mindedness. 

By CELA 29 Nov, 2021

Increased turnover and a need for targeted funding - new workforce report reveals challenges and solutions

A new report has been released examining ECEC workforce pressures which have been exacerbated by the pandemic, their impact on ECEC services, and possible ways forward for the sector. 

Written by CELA (Community Early Learning Australia), ELAA (Early Learning Association Australia) and CCC (Community Child Care Association), the report is based on findings from almost 750 respondents representing over 3,300 early education and care services across a wide range of service types. The report will be used to advocate for our workforce at both Federal and State levels of Government.

The report reveals that staff turnover has increased in 50% of services surveyed since the start of the pandemic, while nearly half of job vacancies in ECEC services remain unfilled. Services reported that poor pay and conditions contributed to a lack of applicants, while a lack of quality graduates contributed to jobs remaining vacant. 

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