Early Childhood Educator Diploma

Come join our team of child care educators and get excellent pay, great conditions, and a top place to work.

You’ll also get paid time ‘off the floor’ to program and plan and can even get paid to learn. Our generous study assistance scheme will help you finish your degree or other qualifications, even if you’ve already started.

There’s several positions open right now suiting all levels of experience (click on the web link, which will open in a new window) – from teachers and diploma qualified to Cert III and trainees.

As the biggest (and best!) employer on the Northern Beaches, all our staff have access to ongoing training, subsidised child care, and wellness benefits including paid wellness leave, free entry at our aquatic centres and more.

Our eight children’s centres across the Northern Beaches, care for more than 500 local children aged between 0-6. We employ over 300 full-time, part-time, and casual staff in our centres, with administration teams to support them.

We’re committed to providing quality child care to better support our community and families. Our centres operate under the National Quality Framework and Regulations. Thanks to our well-trained, happy and supported staff, all our centres have been rated as ‘meeting’ or ‘exceeding’ the National Quality Standard. Our Belrose centre was recently awarded the prestigious ‘Excellence rating’ – one of only 50 in Australia.

By CELA 22 Feb, 2024

The Point Preschool journey to carbon negative

Last year, The Point Preschool cemented their commitment to sustainability by achieving a carbon negative rating. An inspiring story of what can be achieved in community-based early childhood education, we spoke to Director, Catherine Lee and President, Brody Kenrick about the journey. 

By CELA 19 Feb, 2024

How early language skills shape future literacy

Early childhood is a crucial period for developing language and literacy skills, which are fundamental for learning and social interaction. We explore the importance of nurturing these skills from a young age, addressing challenges, and the effectiveness of early intervention in setting children up for success.

Includes insights from Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Language and Literacy at Macquarie University Dr. Emilia Djonov, Director of St Paul’s Early Learning Centre Marianne Connolly and speech pathologist Amanda Simon. 

By CELA 7 Feb, 2024

An exploration of neuro-affirming practice and how can we implement it

Neuro-affirming practice recognises that all children have unique strengths, interests and needs. The focus is on creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment that celebrates the unique strengths and supports the unique needs of every child. 

We explore this emerging and vital practice, and share strategies for implementation. Includes insights from educational and developmental psychologist Sandhya Menon, education consultant Rika Whelan and professor Jodie Simpson.

 

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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.

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