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.

Amplify! Blog

By Please select 24 Sep, 2021

Why play is an effective way to support child development and learning

During times of crisis, the ability to play becomes more important than ever.  It can be incredibly therapeutic for children to explore their feelings, concerns and worries through play – and can help children to find a sense of joy and normality again. It’s also the best way for young children to learn.

Play is a central part to our Early Years Learning Framework, and is recognised by the United Nations as every child’s right. ECT and preschool Room Leader Niki Moodie reflects on why play is so important in the early years, and the role of the teacher in play. 
 

By CELA 20 Sep, 2021

Considerations for keeping safe as we navigate out of lockdown

The NSW government has announced a staggered return to school in NSW starting October 25. There’s currently no guidance on when the government will recommend that all children will return to ECEC settings.

As we head towards vaccination targets and reopening dates (which some news outlets are referring to somewhat recklessly as ‘freedom day’), we need to accept that COVID is not going away. Our new ‘freedom’ will come with many new and heightened responsibilities. 

We explore the latest transmission data, and how services can keep staff and children as safe as possible as children start to return to early education and care.

By Karla 17 Sep, 2021

Active citizens with extraordinary ideas - positioning children as equal partners in pedagogical decisions

Pedagogical Leader Karla Wintle reflects on the importance of empowering children to have a voice on pedagogical decisions in an early education setting, and how the consideration of shifting power led to the creation of a children’s council at her service. 

“If we genuinely want to know what children think, feel and wonder, then the balance of power needs to shift. We must believe that children will have things to tell us that we have not heard before; the ability to listen, pause and wait for a surprise or a wonderful new idea.”
Karla Wintle
 

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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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