Posted by Smiling Children Early Learning Centre on 14 Jul 2021

Organisation Smiling Children Early Learning Centre
Closing date 27.08.2021
Primary role Early Childhood Teacher
Position type Full-time
State VIC
About the Centre/Service

Smiling Children ELC is a 120 place centre with eight specially designed rooms to cater for ages of six weeks to six years old.
Our service committed to providing loving, positive, warm, family-like environments, and develop genuine friendships with the children. We have developed play-based programs to cater to each child’s individual needs and interests, which are based on the Australian Early Learning Years Framework and our centre’s philosophy.
As Early Childhood educators, we know the importance of inculcating healthy mindsets in children. To achieve this, we have a range of programs and activities for the children:
We have an established kitchen garden, where the children help to plant, care for and harvest the produce each season.
We have two large outdoor play spaces designed to be natural and earthy, where we encourage “messy” play, physical activity and lots of hands-on nature-inspired learning.
The children can interact with several pets and for which they help to care. We believe that animals help to instil responsibility and caring within young ones.
We have developed strong connections with a local Aged Care Facility, whose residents visit our centre regularly. They love their time with the children and find it difficult to leave.
The centre has a free fortnightly sports program called Little Sports Heroes.
We have been a part of the local community since 2009, and pride ourselves in being one of the longest standing early childhood services. We also pride ourselves on the team environment that we have developed and maintained over the years, and do not merely see one another as a co-worker but rather as family. The majority of our wonderful and highly experienced educators have worked at Smiling Children for five years or more. We are an established team who enjoy each other’s company and love to work alongside one another. We support each other and guide each other and act as caring mentors.

Work Days of the Role Monday to Friday
Hours of Work of the Role 8.30am - 5.00pm

We are seeking to employ an experienced Early Childhood Teacher who will develop and implement a high-quality kindergarten program. Our early childhood service is located in the semi rural area of Yarrambat on Wurundjeri Land. This is an opportunity to be part of a passionate team that is committed to supporting the best outcomes for the children and families in our community. This role is a permanent full-time position in our 4yo funded kindergarten, with a full day of program planning time and additional leave accrual on top of the award.

The successful candidate must have :

  • At least Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and VIT registration
  • Preferred at least 1 year of working experience as ECT
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Current First Aid Certificate, Asthma and Anaphylaxis management certificate
  • Experience in leading team, ability to work independently, demonstrate dedication, motivation, problem solving skills and strong organizational skills.

A demonstrated understanding of, and experience in:

  • Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF), National Quality Standards (NQS) and National Quality Framework (NQF)
  • Child Protection Training
  • Workplace Health & Safety issues
  • Food Safety
  • The ability to form warm and responsive relationships with children and their families
  • Ability to work and contribute to various team environments you will be required to engage and provide a high-quality learning curriculum for all children and families.
  • Comfortable with technology and have the willingness to learn new skills.
  • Experience working with children with a wide range of diverse additional needs.
  • Commitment to professional learning and development.
  • At least Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • VIT registration
  • Current First Aid Certificate, Asthma and Anaphylaxis management certificate

Provisionally registered teachers are encouraged to apply.

Requirements VIT Registration
Industrial Agreement/Award Educational Services (Teachers) Award 2010

Contact Name
ainsley wassell
Application Procedure
- Submit Resume with cover letter outlining your suitability for the role via email.

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