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Early Childhood Educator Certificate III – Trainee

Join our friendly team at our Plumpton Long Day Care Centre, located in Plumpton, NSW!  The centre has its own unique community spirit, is led by an experienced and committed Centre Manager, supported by a General Executive Manager and team of educators.

About Children First

Children First is a not-for-profit organisation that provides preschool, long day care, before and after school care, and vacation care services in the Blacktown area. It operates out of six sites and approximately 700 children attend these services in any week. In addition to providing childcare services from its own centres, Children First, which is a service of Growing Potential Ltd., is funded to operate family support services to centres, families and children across Western Sydney.

About the role

As an early childhood educator certificate III – trainee, you will undertake 18 months training approved by the Training Services NSW and will closely work with children, families and other educators to deliver high quality of educational services and care for children. You will work full time5 days per weekMonday to Friday8 hours per day with one monthly Rostered Day Off.

Commencing as soon as possible you will be offered a competitive rate with generous benefits:

  • salary packaging, claim $15,900 p.a. tax-free plus $2,650 towards meals and entertainment
  • being paid while undertaking training and assessment related to your traineeship
  • uniform allowance
  • family friendly and supportive work environment
  • Free counselling through Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

At the end of your traineeship you will be become a qualified early childhood educator with the opportunity to secure a permanent role within the organisation.

Key requirements

You will ideally possess the following:

  • Minimum 18 years old
  • A current Driver’s licence
  • A current Working with Children Check or willingness to obtain
  • Willingness to obtain a National Police Check if successful
  • The ability to form warm, responsive relationships with children, parents and staff
  • A positive, friendly attitude
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to meet study deadlines

If you believe you meet the above key requirements and want to work for a not-for-profit organisation that support and grow the potential of children, families and communities, then we would love to hear from you!

Enquiries or Application Process

For confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact Yulia McGowan, Employee Relations Manager on 0466 015 524 or [email protected] .

Please submit a copy of your cover letter and resume.

Applications close 12 May 2023.

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