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Role: Educational Leader

Location: Blacktown

Centre:  Goodstart Blacktown

Employment Type: $32-$35 per hour + Super

Pay:

  • Lead change, and championpracticeupliftand excellence
  • Get paid on par with state primary school Teachers*
  • Get 50% discount off your childcare gap fees + paid parental leave

 

Are you looking to work in an environment with like-minded professionals who are committed to making a difference in children’s lives and work for an organisation that will support you to succeed? 

As the Educational Leader, you will work alongside the Educators within your centre to observe practice, review and continuously improve educational programs on offer to children.You will develop the educator teams understanding of child development and other relevant early years content knowledge, as well as support the application and use of the Early Years Learning Framework or an approved learning framework. In this role you will workwithin the centre leadership team to lead change, and championpracticeupliftand excellence. Find out more about what the Educational Leader role entails here.   
 

About Goodstart Blacktown

Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Blacktown is conveniently located near St Patrick’s Primary School and Walters Road Public School, and is a short drive from the local shopping complex.  

Our Blacktown child care centre consists of two rooms catering for children from two to five years of age. Many of our children and families are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and we are lucky to have educators who can communicate with new families in their native tongue, ensuring all children feel secure and supported upon starting at our centre.  

Inside, all of the rooms  - from Nursery to Kindergarten / Preschool - are all set up in line with an Early Years Learning Framework, with sensory and play based learning opportunities. Colourful, stimulating surrounds ensure the children have the chance to grow and develop through sensory, play-based learning; and we are focused on ensuring the children are ready to take that all important step up to school.

Our Storypark platform, as well as regular family nights and emailed newsletters, enable us to stay in close contact with parents and families, ensuring open and clear communication. This also means we can tailor each program to the child’s individual needs, interests and strengths – as well as the strong level of cultural diversity in our centre.

Outside, we have age appropriate play spaces and equipment, all geared to enhance the children’s awareness of their surrounds and the greater environment, as well as their understanding of the importance of sustainability.

It is important to us that we educate our children about sustainability and looking after the environment. Our child care centre has a vegetable patch which children water daily, and we incorporate this fresh produce into our menu when it is ready to be eaten. We also focus on recycling and have specialised recycling bins in each room where children are taught to place scrap paper, cardboard and other recyclable materials.

Our relationship with the broader community is also important to us, helping us to enrich the children’s development program. Through visits to the centre as well as excursions and participation in community events, we are able to deepen the relationship between the centre and the community, while teaching the children about being a contributing and active member of society.


 

What Goodstart can offer you:

  • Competitive pay - you’ll get paid on par with state primary school Teachers (*if you hold your Bachelor in Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent)  
  • 50% discount off your childcare gap fees and 4 weeks paid parental leave – increasing to 6 weeks from December 2023 
  • Paid professional development - we offer a range of opportunities to grow your skills and your career 
  • Wellbeing focus - you’ll get two wellbeing days included in your personal leave per year
  • Additional leave - you’ll have the option to purchase extra leave for even greater work life balance  
  • Retail discounts - you’ll save money on insurance, travel and technology,
  • Uniform allowance and employee referral program
  • Security and stability - as Australia’s largest provider of early learning and care and a not-for-profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families

You’ll need:

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) or a Diploma in Early Childhood (or ACECQA approved equivalent)
  • Strong knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards
  • Current NSW Working with Children Check

If you have previous experience leading change in education and have either a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education), a Diploma qualification or ACECQA approved equivalent, then we’d love to talk to you about which of our amazing opportunities would be the best fit for you.

How to apply

Click ‘Apply Now’ and submit your application.

We review applications as they are submitted. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible for your best chance to progress to the next stage of the process.
We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all positions.

Have a question? Contact our Talent Acquisition Team on 1800 222 543 or via email recruitment@goodstart.org.au  

Supporting our people and protecting our children

We’re an equal opportunity employer that is proud of our inclusive and diverse work environment. We know that Goodstarters from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences strengthen our teams and help us grow. We’re also deeply committed to Reconciliation and creating an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People feel a strong sense of belonging and connection.

Safety is our priority and we will take any action necessary to ensure that all children can feel safe and be safe, and are safeguarded from abuse, neglect and harm. As a Child Safe Organisation, all of our candidates must have or obtain a valid working with children check.

 

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