Early Childhood Practitioner

Explore & Develop Freshwater

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curriculum development
Developmental Observations
Licenses & certifications
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care
Certificate lll in Early Childhood
Diploma in Early Childhood
First Aid
Perks & benefits
Access EAP for all staff and casuals
Beautiful Beachside Location
Career Growth Opportunities
Christmas Closure Break
Experienced Team of Professionals
Professional development opportunities
Staff Fitness Discounts

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Explore & Develop Freshwater is seeking to find an innovative, dedicated, Early Childhood Educator to join our Northern Beaches team - Recently rated EXCEEDING in every standard across all 7 Quality Areas!

At Explore & Develop Freshwater, we recognise that attitudes, skills and knowledge developed in a child's early years provide a basis for a that child's learning in later years. We believe that in order to develop their highest potential, we need to provide a strong play-based curriculum with an environment that promotes positive attitudes to learning; we do this in partnership with families, children, our passionate team of educators and through the strong connections we have formed within our local community.

Explore & Develop Freshwater team is looking for an early childhood educator to join our team alongside qualified and experienced co-educators in our Nursery Room. Our Nursery Room is designed to educate and care for 8 babies, we have 3 Educators within this room daily to nurture and support. 

The successful applicant will share views around children as capable and competent learners and strive to design and implement high-quality educational programs and experiences for children alongside their co-educators.

Your excellent social and communicating skills are essential for interacting within the team and communicating with families on a day to day basis and will add exceptional value to your application.

In return for your commitment and dedication, you will enjoy working as part of a passionate, committed, supportive and highly driven team of educators, known for the delivery of high-quality education and care for children. You will also enjoy ongoing opportunities for professional development alongside your peers, the wider Explore & Develop group and the early childhood sector. You will be supported by a skilled and experienced management team every step of the way.

Our Management Management Team, consisting of our AP, NS, 0-2’s EL & 3-5’s EL, HR Manager, who work collaboratively with Room Leads and Educators; all of whom are skilled and experienced early childhood educators who drive high-quality pedagogy & practice and strong community connections.

What you'll need to succeed

  • A hard-working, and professional being who is seeking to gain skills and qualifications within the early childhood sector.
  • Early Childhood Teacher or Diploma Qualified Educator (ACECQA approved)
  • Current, approved Working With Children Check.
  • Current First Aid, Asthma & Anaphylaxis Certificate/s (ACECQA approved)
  • Passionate about the early years, with a keen interest in educating and caring for children of the 0-3 year age group
  • The ability to work collaboratively with other educators. Strong communication skills and the ability to work with others.
  • Commitment to inclusive early childhood practice and social justice
  • Ability to form and maintain professional relationships with families, children and other educators.
  • Enthusiastic, motivated, professional, organised, flexible, and reliable

What you'll get in return

  • A supportive and likeminded Management & Educational Team
  • Above Award Wages
  • Beautiful resources & learning environments
  • Exceeding educator:child ratios across all learning environments
  • Ability to connect and create strong community partnerships
  • All employees are offered our Access EAP contacts should they need to access counselling. for personal or work-related concerns.
  • As we are part of the Harbord Diggers Precinct at Freshwater, our team have the opportunity to access discounted fitness and aquatic memberships, café discounts and a great community environment to explore.
  • Parking available onsite
  • Flexible working arrangements and discounted fees for working parents
  • Lunch provided daily for all team members with the children
  • Professional development opportunities and access to the Explore & Develop Annual Conference featuring national and international speakers

Learn More:

If you would like any more information about this position, please contact Sally & Victoria with your resume and experience.


Job details
Date posted
30 Apr 2021
Expiring date
29 Jun 2021
Education, Training & Childcare
Early Childhood
Similar jobs pay
$70k - $81k
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Work type
Full Time
Job mode
Standard/Business Hours
Career level
Graduate, Undergraduate, Senior (Experienced Non-Manager), Junior (Some Experience)
Childcare & Early Learning
Private Business
Desired education level
Vocational or Certificates, Diploma or Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree
Work Authorisation
Work / Holiday Visa, Australian Citizen / Permanent Resident
Company size
11 to 50

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