Part Time Diploma Educator

We are looking for a passionate and hardworking Diploma Educator to join our team at Felton Street Community Preschool. This is a part-time position Monday & Tuesday, 8:30am to 4:30pm beginning in Term 3 2022.

We are a not-for-profit community-based Preschool focused on delivering a high-quality Preschool program to children aged 2-6 years through play based learning. We are located in Gateshead in NSW Lake Macquarie.

We are a nurturing 39 place Preschool and our vision aligns with the Early Years Learning Framework, we strive for “ALL children to experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life.”

Our mission is to ensure high quality education, care and support is available and accessible to, and inclusive of, ALL in the community.

We operate 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday during school terms.

Qualifications & Experience

  • A Diploma in Children’s Services
  • Current Working with Children Check (WWCC).
  • First Aid Certificate, including anaphylaxis and asthma training.
  • Your understanding of the National Quality Standards, Education and Care National Regulations and Law and The Early Years Learning Framework
  • Personal philosophy
  • Previous experience in the care of children aged 2-6 desirable
  • Strong team work and communication skills

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the team of educators to plan and implement a quality program that reflects the EYLF.
  • Monitor and assess children's progress and documentation of learning.
  • Develop open communication with educators, children and families.
  • Comply with the Preschool's policies and procedures along with licensing, legislation and regulations.
  • Create a stimulating and aesthetically pleasing environment to support children's development.

Please supply cover letter and resume to

Applications close Friday 17th June 5pm.

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