Certificate III Co-Educator - Thinking Kids Children's Centre (Mat Leave)

Parkville VIC, Australia

  • Monthly RDO
  • Play-based learning
  • Funded First Aid Training + Attractive Employee Benefits

Join us and our vision – for every child to realise their right to a strong foundation for lifelong success.   

At ECMS, we have been providing high quality and inclusive early learning and care for Melbourne children, families and communities for more than 22 years. Our almost 70 kindergartens and childcare centres now touch the lives of 6500 children across Melbourne each week. 

Thinking Kids Children's Centre is a state-of-the-art childcare centre situated near the iconic Melbourne Zoo in Parkville. We deliver high quality and inclusive childcare for children from birth to five years. Our team of nurturing and experienced educators partners with families to develop a play-based learning program that helps children realise their potential.

As a Certificate III Educator you will

  • Work collaboratively with your team to provide an appropriate developmental and enriching program for children which maximises opportunities for them to develop to their full potential 
  • Build and maintain positive and meaningful relationships with children, families, staff and the local community 
  • Be a motivated and driven Educator, who will actively contribute to the program, through detailed observations & documentation and positive behaviour guidance strategies and will provide spontaneous play-based learning experiences to extend on children's learning 
  • Have a sound knowledge of and experience with implementing the Early Years Learning Framework, National Quality Standards and Child Safety Standard 
  • Be working full-time, 38 hours per week plus an additional 2 hours to allow for a monthly RDO between the hours 7.30am to 6.30pm
  • This is a maternity leave position commencing on 18 November 2019 and concluding on 18 November 2020

To be considered you will have: 

  • A Certificate III in Early Childhood or equivalent ACECQA approved qualification 
  • Experience working as an Assistant Educator in a long day care service 
  • Current Working with Children's Check and National Police Check 
  • Current Level 2 First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis & Asthma Certificate 

Benefits of joining our team: 

  • Exciting professional development opportunities including the annual conference for all ECMS staff, professional development days, leadership meetings, individual performance reviews and development plans 
  • ECMS' Recognition of Outstanding Practice Awards to recognise staff and teams who have demonstrated an outstanding practice 
  • Earn $500 through our Employee Referral program when you refer a successful applicant 
  • Access to a range of retail and recreational activities at significantly reduced rates via our fully sponsored Employee Benefits Program 
  • Funded First Aid (004) training for staff 


We are a child safe and equal employment opportunity employer. Child safety is a fundamental aspect of all roles at ECMS. We promote the rights of all children to participate, have a purpose and be protected from harm.  Our purpose is to make every day count by providing high quality play based learning in a safe and inclusive environment – ensuring that children and families in our community thrive in life.  

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged. 

To begin a rewarding career with ECMS apply now!? 

Type: Contract

Category: Childcare - Co-Educator

Reference id: KH000017

Date posted : 01/10/2019