Lead Educators - Diploma Qualified - Keysborough

At Bluebird Keysborough, our premium facility provides a safe and welcoming environment where children 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 Early Learning we believe that “It takes a village to raise a child” and our village is inclusive of Families, Educators and the Community. 

We pride ourselves on our warm, genuine relationships with Families 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 High Quality Care and Education, through innovative environments, exciting experiences, and collaborative planning with families!

The position

We are on a search for passionate, enthusiastic and self driven Lead Educators that can ignite the spirit of learning within our community inclusive of children and educators. As a lead educator, you are responsible for the guidance, support and general running of a studio within our center. You will lead a team of Educators to ensure they are working in accordance to the service philosophy, policy and procedures, and as per the National Quality Standards (NQS), to provide exceeding education and care for all families and children.

Key Competencies

  • Strong understanding of industry legislation, compliance, and regulations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Strong understanding of the importance of family communications
  • Leadership and mentoring skills
  • Excellent management skills
  • Curriculum & Planning skills
  • Passionate about implementing Early Learning Programs
  • Commitment to our Oxanda Rituals
     

Essential Criteria

  • Diploma in Early Education and Care qualification.
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Ability to work shifts Monday-Friday
  • Current First Aid Certificate including CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis
  • Self-motivated with the ability to think outside the square.

 

Benefits for the Right Candidate 

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

Think you have what it takes to join the Bluebird KeysboroughTeam? We would love to hear from you!

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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