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Childcare Lead Educator | Forrest

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Canberra Region
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Guardian Childcare & Education

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Childcare Lead Educator | Forrest

About Guardian

At Guardian Childcare & Education we celebrate childhood. The magic, the wonder, the endless possibilities and the sense of adventure. Guardian is a place where our people are recognised and rewarded for bringing their whole self to work. It’s what’s in you that makes a child’s experience truly unique.

The Centre

Our light-filled and spacious 140-place centre has a range of exciting, resource rich environments to encourage children to explore and learn. With access to a sustainable environment that boasts beautiful established tree’s, a water pump, a creek bed, herb and vegetable gardens, every day is an opportunity for growth and discovery.

Forrest is perfectly situated in the heart of Civic, walking distance from Parliament house with access to public transport and shopping precincts.

With strong community bonds, children attend regular excursions to the local parks and café’s where they often enjoy afternoon. We are proud to have a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year. The community-minded team also organise a range of social and informative parent evenings.

The Opportunity

Working closely with your fellow Educators and Centre Manager, you will enjoy;

  • Leading a team of educators with a focus on individual development and mentoring in the education, care, and supervision of each child.
  • Working collaboratively with educators, children and families to plan and implement an effective ongoing cycle of planning, documenting and evaluation in accordance with the National Quality Framework and Guardian Curriculum.
  • Developing and maintaining meaningful relationships with children, families, colleagues, and the centre community.
  • Developing and implementing an innovative early learning program reflective of current early years thinking and practice.
  • Documenting children’s learning and development.
  • Actively contributing to the implementation and adoption of the Guardian Curriculum.

To be considered, you will have:

  • Diploma in Children's Services (or working towards).
  • Prior experience in long day-care.
  • Sound, practical working knowledge and implementation of the NQF and the EYLF.
  • Current Working with Children's Check.
  • Knowledge of personal responsibilities under the current Child Protection laws.

Our benefits:

  • Educator Days and national networking events.
  • Access to great professional development, coaching and mentoring programs including; bachelor program, workshops, short courses, qualification updates and more.
  • Career pathways; grow your career and transition to an Assistant Centre Manager, Centre Manager, Curriculum Mentor or Quality Manager.
  • High-quality, well-resourced environments.
  • Attractive remuneration package with scope for future growth.
  • The Annual Educator awards night.
  • Employee referral program – Earn up to $3,000.
  • Flexibility and support with a range of full-time, and part-time roles, we can work with you to balance both the team’s members and family’s needs.

Apply now

So, what are you waiting for? Take the leap and apply now to join Guardian Childcare & Education.

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We offer referrals for both Guardian and non-Guardian employees. For more details, visit: guardian.edu.au/careers/refer-your-friends

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