Early Childhood Teacher - January 2022

If you are looking for an exciting career in Early Education, with the skills and confidence to inspire Children and fellow Educators – then this is the opportunity for you!

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Early Childhood Teacher to join our incredible Bluebird Casey Fields team where our premium facility provides a safe and welcoming environment for children who are encouraged to grow and develop into confident little learners. We believe in inclusion for all and recognise that each child is their own person, celebrating the special characteristics that make them unique.

At Bluebird, we believe “It takes a village to raise a child”. Our village is inclusive of Families, Educators and the Community.

We pride ourselves on our warm, genuine relationships with Families, children and the community – it is important to us that all children, families and visitors feel that they are valued members of our Bluebird Community.

Our Team of passionate and committed Educators strive to be the leaders in Exceeding Quality Care and Education, through innovative environments, exciting experiences, and collaborative planning with families!

About the role

  • Passionate, dedicated and innovative approach to children's development and learning 
  • Implement stimulating learning experiences, environments and spaces
  • Opportunity where your educational ideas are desired and valued 
  • Work collaboratively with other educators, staff, and families to refine the Preschool program
  • Develop strong relationships with children and families through friendliness and enthusiasm
  • Observe, analyse, assess and plan for children's learning and development for School Readiness
  • Ensure that all documentation of children's learning is visible and accessible to families and contains high-quality information to meet regulatory requirements
  • Create a friendly, secure and stimulating interactive learning environment
  • Maintain positive working relationships with all team members
  • Engagement within the community to form positive, strong professional relationships
  • Ensure a high level of health & safety standards are maintained at all times


About You

  • Bachelor or Masters in Early Childhood Education (approved by ACECQA) or working towards this qualification.
  • Practical knowledge of National Quality Standards & Framework
  • Passionate and committed to exceeding the quality of early childhood and education
  • Positive communication skills and leadership skills
  • Current First Aid Certificate including CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • National Police Check
  • Ability to make business decisions and work with assigned budgets
  • Willingness to embedding of our Oxanda Rituals throughout


What we offer you! 

  1. Genuine Incentives
  2. Discounted childcare fees
  3. Ongoing training and development programs
  4. Forest School and Weekly Excursions
  5. Strong focus on work-life balance
  6. A great company culture that is fun, professional, and supportive

Think you have what it takes to join the Bluebird Team? We would love to hear from you! To apply now, please click through to our application. 

Please note only suitable applicants will be contacted.

All potential employees and volunteers will be required to comply with the Oxanda’s Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct Policy Our screening process includes, but is not limited to, Professional reference checks, Criminal Records Checks, Working with Children Checks and checks of social media accounts.

Amplify! Blog

By Stephanie Seidler 3 Dec, 2021

From bubbles to bears and cats to coffee — the endless value of emergent curriculum

Stephanie Seidler is an experienced early educator and published author who is passionate about promoting meaningful educational experiences for children. Based in New York, she is an advocate of using emergent curriculum as part of a responsive intentional teaching process, and loves to share tools, tips and ideas on her Facebook page. 

Stephanie recently published a book called Bubble Babies, celebrating diversity, inclusivity, and connection building for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Bubbles have been a favourite interest for so many of the children she’s educated over the years. 

In this article she shares the benefits of emergent curriculum, tips on planning and scaffolding ideas using bubbles as the example, and how a very ‘NYC’ interest in coffee amongst children who’d never tasted it led to an investigation that went on for half a year!

By CELA 29 Nov, 2021

Discussing disability and inclusion — how toys can build empathy and open-mindedness

Once upon a time disability was a taboo topic. Today, awareness of disability is on the rise through events such as International Day of People with Disability (3 December) and the growing acknowledgement of disability in the community.

Many early educators are embracing the opportunity to open the discussion around disability and inclusion with children. We speak with Leanne Fretten of all-abilities childcare centre Mikarie about their child-first approach, ask author of 'What happened to you?' James Catchpole about avoiding the 'inspiration trope', and share how toys and resources such as dolls and books can promote empathy and open-mindedness. 

By CELA 29 Nov, 2021

Increased turnover and a need for targeted funding - new workforce report reveals challenges and solutions

A new report has been released examining ECEC workforce pressures which have been exacerbated by the pandemic, their impact on ECEC services, and possible ways forward for the sector. 

Written by CELA (Community Early Learning Australia), ELAA (Early Learning Association Australia) and CCC (Community Child Care Association), the report is based on findings from almost 750 respondents representing over 3,300 early education and care services across a wide range of service types. The report will be used to advocate for our workforce at both Federal and State levels of Government.

The report reveals that staff turnover has increased in 50% of services surveyed since the start of the pandemic, while nearly half of job vacancies in ECEC services remain unfilled. Services reported that poor pay and conditions contributed to a lack of applicants, while a lack of quality graduates contributed to jobs remaining vacant. 

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