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.

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By Deborah Hoger 21 Jan, 2022

How incorporating Indigenous place names can strengthen community connections and promote reconciliation

Towards the end of 2021, it was announcd that the world's largest sand island is returning to its First Nations name; Fraser Island will now be known as K'gari. The local Butchulla people and indeed many Australians across the country celebrated this significant name-change, which sees Fraser Island renamed to a word meaning ‘paradise’ in the Butchulla language. Local people had been campaigning for this name change for many years.

Regular CELA writer and Indigenous early education resource specialist Deborah Hoger shares why using Indigenous place names can help reconciliation and healing, and how you can initiate this in an ECEC setting. 

By Mandy Limb 11 Jan, 2022

Why cable drums are loose parts gold mines, plus other loose parts inspiration from Coonara ELC

There are many benefits to loose parts play including the development of fine and gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, vocabulary building, practicing concentration and applying mathematical and scientific thinking. Combine those benefits with the budget-friendly concept of upcycling and you have the perfect match for an early education setting. 

Mandy Limb of Coonara ELC shares why her centre is passionate about loose parts, and inspires us with a plethora of imaginative uses for the wonderfully versatile cable drum. 

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