Early Childhood Teacher

Fairfield City Council manages a variety of children and family services including long day care, preschool, family day care, supported playgroups, early intervention services and family support services. Strong networking opportunities and support exists for educators who work within our services, as do internal opportunities for skills development and career progression across service types. The Fairfield City Best Start Education & Care Unit is strongly committed to providing opportunities for professional development including a leadership program for emerging directors, study support including study leave and reimbursement secondments across the services. Comprehensive training plans to suit individuals are also available and consistent support from the Management Team.

Fairfield City Council seeks to employ enthusiastic Early Childhood Teachers who are highly motivated with a focus on excellence, leadership and innovation. New graduates are encouraged to apply. You will be working as part of a dynamic team to meet the individual programming needs of children 0-5 years. 

Role Expectations

  • Working towards a Bachelor of Teaching or Education (Early Childhood) as approved by ACECQA
  • Current First Aid Certificate, Asthma Certificate, Anaphylaxis Certificate and Working with Children Check, as approved by ACECQA.
  • Must be an Accredited Teacher and actively working towards the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers for Provisional Teachers. Conditional Teachers are also welcomed and supported.
  • Must be able to meet the minimum prescribed requirements of a responsible person as per the Education and Care Services National Regulations
  • Working knowledge and demonstrated high-quality pedagogical programming skills with an ability to incorporate the Early Years Learning Framework, the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standards
  • A demonstrated ability to participate in decision-making and problem solving
  • A demonstrated ability to use a variety of interpersonal skills in multiple teams

Benefits of Working for Children & Family Services Include;

  • Job security and stability
  • Leave entitlements, including annual, 2 Health & Wellbeing Days annually, personal and parental leave (where applicable)
  • Accumulative sick leave (15 days per year)
  • Salary sacrifice child care
  • Access to Council’s Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent Career Progression Opportunities
  • Ongoing support, advice and information on the sector and curriculum
  • Teacher Accreditation support provided with NESA approved and trained teacher supervisors
  • Salary package depending on applicant’s qualification and experience with income progression as part of the annual appraisal processes
  • Discounted access to Council’s Leisure Centres
  • Strong professional development culture, dedicated focus on your personal and professional development,
  • Generous budgets for resources and PD
  • Recognition and incentive programs for exceeding performance
  • Paid First Aid & CPR refresher courses
  • Paid NESA Accreditation fee
  • Paid Working with children check
  • Professional development tailored to you, including coaching and mentoring online and face to face and additional training
  • Unique accessibility to speech pathologists and Occupational therapists – We are an NDIS provider
  • Management structure, a strong focus on the provision of quality education for children


  • Maternity Leave position for a period of up to 12 months, 35 hours per week
  • This position is a Grade 4, salary range between $69,704p.a. and $76,97p.a, plus superannuation.
  • A uniform is provided

Applications close on Sunday 26 March 2023

Please contact Children and Family Services on Sherean on 0407 029 870 or Angie on 0418 487 454 if you have any questions regarding the position.

Applicants must be prepared to undergo a medical examination at Council's expense. Fairfield City Council is a smoke-free workplace and is an EEO employer.

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