Early Childhood Teacher

Are you tired of the hustle and bustle of big city living, in need of a tree change or just looking to change up your career? We are looking for an experienced ECT to be a room in leader in our small community run Preschool. We are located in Kandos, the scenic Mid Western region of the state, approximately 10 minutes from Rylstone & 50 minutes from Mudgee. Our region offers incredible mountain views, excellent bush walking, wonderful wineries, incredible restaurants and a more relaxed peaceful lifestyle. It’s the perfect place to settle down to raise a family or just enjoy the freedom a spacious lifestyle has to offer.

Our town has 2 small primary schools , one in Kandos and one in Rylstone, and 3 more just out of town in Lue, Glen Alice and Ilford, as well as a high school located in Kandos. We are the only Preschool in our area. We are a 2 room service licenced for 20 children per room per day. We currently run 2 x 4yr old classes for 3 days per week and 1 x 3yr old class for 2 days per week.

We are seeking an ECT for a 3 day position and a 2 day position.

We offer ;

·      A calm welcoming community preschool that has been recently renovated

·      A sensational outdoor environment featuring a bike track, water play, gardens, sandpit, play equipment and more

·      A supportive Director and Educational Leader

·      An incredible team of 8 Educators at various levels

·      A supportive Management Board

·      Professional Development and Training

·      First Aid, Asthma & Anaphyaxis training at the end of each year

·      Child Protection accredited courses

·      Programming and off the floor preparation time each week

·      Term time contract if preferred

·      School Term only

Above award Wage after 3 month trial

Essential Criteria

·      Bachelor of Early Childhood Education or equivalent ACECQA approved qualification and evidence of your accreditation

·      Current Working With Children Check

·      Current first aid, asthma & anaphylaxis training

·      Child Protection training

·      Two doses of approved COVID 19 vaccination

·      Prepared to be a responsible Person as needed

·      NESA Accreditation

·      Excellent understanding of the EYLF and NQF

·      Ability to effectively lead a room

·      Great written and verbal communication skills.

Desirable Criteria

·      Training and experience with supporting and programming for children who require extra support.

·      Planning and Programming experience for children preparing for Kindergarten

·      Food handling and safety training


Please forward your Cover letter and Resume to the Management Committee Rylstone Kandos Preschool admin@rkpreschool.com.au or for further information please contact Michelle  6379 4273. Applications close Friday 17th November 2023

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