Educators -Diploma and Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

We are looking for passionate, caring, motivated persons to join our team.

Certificate III OR Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care is preferable, we would also welcome someone commencing their ECEC career.

We work in partnership with children, families and our unique Kangaroo Island community. Children in care enjoy exciting outdoor play and the natural beauty of our location. Our educators recognise and support child's individual strengths, interests and learning style. We provide a safe, inclusive space where we nurture children's growth and enrich their life journey.

The successful applicants will work collaboratively with our other educators to facilitate a play based, stimulating inclusive program. To be considered for this role, it is essential you:

  • Have a current Working with Children Check, or be willing to apply for one
  • Have a passion for working with children
  • Have sound written and verbal communication skills
  • Have a current Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect Certificate, or be willing to complete this
  • Legally permitted to work in Australia


You will also be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to communicate effectively
  • A positive attitude as well as the ability to work as part of a team
  • A commitment to your own ongoing professional development in early childhood. 
  • The ability to undertake the physical requirements involved within an early childhood setting
By CELA 9 Aug, 2022

Should we be teaching gratitude to the under fives?

Research tells us that gratitude promotes well-being and life satisfaction, but is the practice of gratitude appropriate for very young children?  

To find out more, we speak to gratitude advocates and CELA members Kathy Phipps (Director of Narooma Preschool) and Ying Bean (Director of The Ridge Preschool and Childcare Centre). 

By Deborah Hoger 29 Jul, 2022

Celebrating Children's Day 2022: My Dreaming, My Future

Every year on 4 August, Australia celebrates National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day (Children's Day). This is a national day dedicated to celebrating First Nations children and recognising the importance that culture, family and community play in the life of every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child. 

Deborah Hoger, a proud Dunghutti woman and early years Indigenous educational resources specialist, shares what this year's theme means, and why every service should celebrate this day.  

By CELA 26 Jul, 2022

What does universal pre-kindergarten look like in Ontario, and has it been a success?

In June, the New South Wales Government announced landmark funding of $5.8 billion over ten years to deliver one year of play-based early learning in the year before school.  

We recently interviewed Minister Sarah Mitchell about the initiative. She explained that she had visited Ontario, Canada, a few years ago to learn how similar reforms were implemented. "There are a lot of similarities between that part of the world and NSW, in terms of geographical spread and Indigenous population," Minister Mitchell told us, noting that Ontario offered a good comparison. 

We explore what universal pre-kindergarten looks like in Ontario, including the challenges and successes for children and the workforce.  

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