Early Childhood Educator - Certificate 3

  • Interested in building your career? Sutherland Shire Council offer opportunities for career progression and movements between our 11 centres so you can build your experience with new environments, teams and roles.
  • Associate yourself with us. We’re highly regarded, with high standards and practices. We’re a safe, secure and supportive place to work. Plus, enjoy the backing and expertise of our head office team. 
  • Enjoy our large, picturesque and natural environments, with the opportunity to build truly meaningful connections with the children and families in our spacious environments.
  • Benefits, benefits and more benefits. Local government is a great employer! We offer paid attendance at regular professional learning sessions and we support your personal wellbeing with extra leave entitlements, access to health services, and so much more. Let’s also not forget no after-hours cleaning (we employ professionals). 

By CELA 27 Nov, 2023

Productivity Commission shares its new vision for a truly universal early education and care sector

The Productivity Commission has released its draft report on the future of early childhood education and care. It outlines a road map to deliver the Prime Minister’s ambitious vision for a truly universal high quality early learning system. 

Find out why it matters, how CELA raised the voices of small and community providers, and what happens next.  

By Catherine Underwood 24 Nov, 2023

The role of outdoor environments and documentation in enriching play-based learning

Early Childhood Teacher and NDIS Disability Support Worker Catherine Underwood co-facilitates playgroups for Nature Explorers, a nature based program that is run out of Pottsville Community Preschool.

In this article she provides a beautiful reflection on the power of documentation in protecting and advocating for the value of children's play, and the value of outdoor education on mind, body and sustainability. 

By CELA 20 Nov, 2023

Barefoot boundaries: The pros and cons of going barefoot

"You learn a lot when you're barefoot. The first thing is every step you take is different."

Michael Franti

There’s increasing momentum around the topic of supporting children to be barefoot outside. More than just a personal preference, there are some interesting perspectives and research studies that advocate for a barefoot approach.  

We explore the different facets of the barefoot conversation with Paediatric Occupational Therapist Dr Nicole Grant, ECEC Director Niki Moodie and Outdoor Educator Libby Bridge. 

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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.

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