Pedagogy and Practice Leader

Western Sydney University Early Learning Pedagogy and Practice Leader

• 32–38-hour role. $50-$65 per hour

• Above award salary and conditions 

• Professional development opportunities and growth

• Not-for-profit organisation

• Staff benefits scheme which includes discounts to various cafes, restaurants and health and beauty services, discounts to leisure and lifestyle venues and activities, access to corporate private health cover and fitness passports.

• Discounted education and care fees for staff with the option to salary sacrifice

• Workplace flexibility 

About the role

This is an exciting new role in a not-for-profit organisation., you will be responsible in ensuring quality curriculum in all six WSU Early Learning services. You will contribute to the strategy, planning and decision making around pedagogy and curriculums within our services ensuring equitable and inclusive education maximising learning opportunities for all children.

As the Pedagogy and Practice Leader your expertise will be invaluable in supporting and mentoring Educators, Educational Leaders and Service directors with designing high quality educational programs and in delivering exceeding educational practices.

The role will see you working within a professional and supportive management team with the ability to also work autonomously. The Pedagogy and Practice Leader will provide onsite support at each service driving improvement and best practice, mentoring teams, modelling practices and ensuring practices are in line with national quality standards. 

The ideal candidate would be confident in identifying training needs within the teams and designing and delivering professional development packages with a focus on developing and implementing an inclusive curriculum, reflective practices, supporting children’s learning and collaborating with families and the community. This candidate would also have the skills to contribute to policy development, engage in research opportunities, develop professional publications and work with teams to support each child’s participation and learning.

Who we are

Western Sydney University Early Learning Ltd (WSUELL) works in partnership with the University and connects with research opportunities aiming to support professional development, up to date best practices and innovative approached to delivering exceeding outcomes for children and families. Our six services are rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standards and are staffed by a professional and committed early childhood team. We provide a supportive hands-on management team, positive team culture and a focus on professional development. 

Essential Criteria

• University qualification in early childhood education recognised (by ACECQA) additional post graduate qualifications in relevant child related fields desirable. 

• NESA Teacher Accreditation.

• Current NSW driver’s licence and use of a comprehensively insured, registered motor vehicle

• Experience in the early years sector as an Educational Leader, Pedagogy advisor, curriculum Leader or lecturer.

• A strong understanding of best practice guidelines, early childhood theory and curriculum planning for children 0-5 years.

• Experience working with and leading multiple teams while respecting individual philosophies and practices.

• An ability to design and facilitate professional development for Educators, Educational Leaders and Early Childhood Teachers.

• Experience with policy development with a focus on policies relating to pedagogy and curriculum

• A high level of interpersonal skills and ability to establish effective professional relationships. This will include excellent oral and written communication, conflict resolution skills, and presentation and negotiation skills.

• A true passion for early childhood education and a commitment to mentoring educators to enhance learning opportunities for all children.

• Demonstrate understanding of the principles of anti- discrimination, staff and student equity, workplace health and safety and other relevant legislation and the willingness and capacity to implement equal employment opportunity and workplace health and safety plans, policy and programs.

• As a child safe organisation all employees are required to have and provide a Working with Children Check clearance and number for verification and National Police Check.

• DEC approved Child Protection Training certificate

• Sound knowledge of Education and Care National Law and Regulations

If you believe you have the passion, experience and drive to succeed within our dynamic, research based, child focused organisation, please submit your application Via email addressed to Angie Atkinson at

Please see our website for the position description 

Closing dates for applications is COB 30 March 2023

Alternatively, if you would like to know more about this role please email 

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