Trainee Diploma Educator

Felton Street Community Preschool are searching for a reliable and motivated Diploma trainee educator to join our 39-place Community Preschool, which caters for children aged 2-5 years.


This is an opportunity for the right individual to be mentored by experienced Educators in all areas, whilst undertaking their required studies to achieve a Diploma Qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121.

This is a full time Diploma trainee position on a 12 month contract. 

We are seeking someone who values:

  • Working with children.
  • Open respectful communication.
  • Contributing their ideas.
  • Working as part of a team to provide the best care and education for the children and families at our service.
  • Building secure and respectful relationships with the children, families, and our team of educators.
  • Working in partnership with families.
  • Building strong connections to our environment, community, and world.

We offer:

  • A 38 hour work week
  • Operational hours of 8:30-4:30. School holiday breaks in accordance with N.S.W school term calendar as defined by the NSW Department of Education and 6 weeks stand down during Christmas term break. (Annual Leave is taken at this time).
  • 8 hour shifts inclusive of paid morning tea and lunch breaks and one 6 hour shift per week.
  • In-service non-contact time offered weekly to complete programming and study responsibilities
  • Online digital programming/documentation.
  • Access to the ECA Learning Hub for research and professional development. 
  • Paid professional development opportunities. 
  • Supportive hands-on management.
  • A light, natural, home-like environment to work in.

The Australian Government is committed to supporting the development of skilled labour across the country. They provide a range of financial incentives and benefits to employers and Australian Apprentices. The successful candidate will receive a direct payment by The Australian Government of up to $1,250 paid every six months for a maximum of two years, up to a total value of $5,000, to help apprentices with cost-of-living pressures and to assist them to stay in their apprenticeship in addition to their wages.

To be eligible you need to:

  • Hold a current Certificate 3 Qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Current First Aid Certificate (Desirable)
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be a team player, professional and organised
  • Be passionate and enthusiastic about early childhood learning and development
  • Be passionate about working with children and their families and committed to providing high quality care
  • Have a current or be able to obtain a Working With Children check and first aid certificate.
  • Be an Australian Resident or hold a working visa

Email cover letter and resume to feltonstreet@bigpond.com by 5pm Friday 16th September 2022

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