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Childcare Lead Educator

GUARDIAN CHILDCARE & EDUCATION - Ivanhoe East, VIC

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JOB DESCRIPTION

At Guardian, childcare is more than a job

When you join Guardian East Ivanhoe, you’ll be fortunate enough to work with the most passionate, knowledgeable and well-supported early education experts in their field.

Our teams partner with families to deliver world-class Curriculum, based on the renowned Reggio framework. Our Teachers and Educators are supporting children to develop the skills they will need to thrive in the 21st century - and we need exceptional, forward-thinking and thoughtful Teachers and Educators to join our ranks.

If you want to feel empowered in your career every day, then Guardian may be the place for you. We want awesome people who know how to light up a child’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.

In return, we’ll give you a great place to work, incredible colleagues, and benefits that include:

Access to world-class professional development, coaching, curriculum, conferences and mentoring

  • Become fluent in Reggio Emilia and Boulder Journey School-inspired programs that focus on respect, responsibility and community - brought to life through exploration, discovery and play.
  • Career advancement opportunities – from in-centre to leadership roles tailored to your aspirations
  • High-quality, well-resourced environments for children and Educators
  • Financial benefits including attractive remuneration packages, generous childcare discounts, recognition and rewards, and an employee referral program
  • Flexible work options.

The Centre

East Ivanhoe, our 91-place centre is rated exceeding in the National Quality Standard. Located on Lower Heidelberg Road, the centre has access to easy parking and public transport. The range of resource-rich environments including a spacious outdoor area, a covered deck, natural play structures and a range of age-specific ateliers is where our exciting programs come to life. As part of the sustainability program, the centre has vegetable gardens, a worm farm and an active recycling program with the Richmond Exchange. We are proud to have such a culturally diverse team at and celebrate a variety of cultural events and holidays. As part of our strong community focus, the kinder children participate in a bush kinder program every Friday.

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 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:

  • A completed Certificate III and/or Diploma in Children's Services (or working towards).
  • Prior experience working in the early childhood sector (desirable)
  • 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.

Apply now

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