Career in Early Childhood
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Start Wondering about the Endless Possibilities in a Career in Early Learning
When most people think about a career in early learning, they think childcare and education. But at Wonderschool, we are committed to developing our staff for the long term and supporting their journey in a rewarding and exciting industry. Take your career from studying for your traineeship to centre or business management, opportunities in compliance, lobbying, HR, policy and marketing, or mastering in childhood education or a specialisation in the sector.
At Wonderschool we have cooks, trainee educators, early childhood teachers, room and educational leaders, inclusion support roles, centre directors, HR officers and managers, pedagogy and practice manager, quality and compliance manager, operations and area manager, playground consultants, policy advisors and roles in marketing, media and communications. Start a conversation with us today.
And we are growing!
With more brand new purpose-built early learning centres being developed right now across Canberra, Wonderschool is growing! So don’t limit your career possibilities, early childhood education and Wonderschool opens doors to a diverse career.
Have a look at our Wonderschool Career Map and Current Vacancies below, check out our Education and Training opportunities or call us today to make the first step into the sector.
Traineeships are a learning pathway where training and employment are combined to obtain a nationally recognised qualification. This means that you are paid to learn! Traineeships are great for school leavers, people wishing to change careers, upskill or to re-enter the workforce.
Certificate III Educators
Certificate III Educators, often known as Assistant Educators or Team Members, are educators who have completed their Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Certificate III Educators will work with their team and Diploma qualified Team Leader or Early Childhood Teacher to support their learning, development, safety and wonder of children.
Diploma educators are educators who have completed their Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. With a Diploma qualification, educators who have the drive, as well as the knowledge and skills, may become Team Leaders (leading a team of educators and children) or choose to be a Diploma qualified Assisting Educator.
All education and care services are required by the Education and Care National Regulations to ensure that 50% of all educators employed hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.
Early Childhood Teacher
Early Childhood Teachers are teachers who have completed university level early childhood teaching bachelor degrees or ACECQA recognised bachelor degrees. Wonderschool Early Childhood Teachers will ideally have completed a 4 year teaching degree specialising in Early Childhood (Birth to Five Years).
Early Childhood Teachers use their knowledge and skills to lead teams of educators and drive the learning, development and wonder of children.
Wonderschool Cooks will have a commitment to providing delicious and healthy meals to children within our service. Our Cooks will have a strong understanding of the Australian Dietary Guidelines and be committed to sharing their knowledge and love of food with children. Our cooks will also have knowledge around managing food allergies, intolerances and cultural preferences.
Wonderschool Cooks will ideally have completed Food Safety Supervisor training.
What to expect at Wonderschool
We Take Care of our People
Inclusive and diverse workplace culture
We promote a culture rich in knowledge, acceptance, accountability and professionalism.
Safe and secure environment
For both children and staff. Regular audits and training around child centred practices and safety.
Every day is about working ethically and strengthening ties between our team and our Wonderschool families. While upholding an individual’s rights and responsibilities.
Supportive and ‘Human’
We supply Employee Assistance Programs, (free confidential counselling sessions). We have flexible workplace arrangements.
Up to the minute
We provide career opportunities and mentoring. First Aid, Child Protection, Food Safety and CPR paid for.
Other Educator Perks
30% discounted annual childcare fees, annual flu shots, referral program, car park.