• Above award wages & Monthly RDO for full time staff
  • You could be eligible for a $9,000 sign on bonus through DE!
  • 50% off childcare fees | Hundreds of employee discounts
  • Grow with us: Access ECMS conferences, Early Childhood Australia modules and foster continuous learning for career progression.
  • Above-award rate hourly circa $22 - $30 PLUS super, monthly RDOs, uniform allowances and more!

Welcome to ECMS! For almost 27 years, we have provided early learning and care for Melbourne's children, families, and communities. Our 61 kindergartens and childcare centres offer play-based educational programs tailored to children's interests and developmental needs. Our safe and stimulating environments feature natural resources to support learning.

Our vision, purpose, and values guide us daily as a not-for-profit organisation. We value transparency, collaboration, and support within our organisation, and our leaders are approachable and regularly visit our centres. We are dedicated to benefiting the children of the future and take the time to show gratitude and recognition for hard work. 

Play, learn and grow with us!

We are excited to welcome passionate and dedicated Certificate III Educators and Diploma Educators to join our team at our ECMS centre in Newport Gardens Early Years Centre - West Melbourne. 

With ongoing opportunities for permanent full-time and part-time positions, we understand the importance of work-life balance. We will do our best to accommodate your availability to ensure a schedule that works well for you and us.

In these roles, you will create a nurturing and welcoming program for children aged 0-6 years that fosters their development, unleashing their full potential while respecting diversity and individual cultural needs. Working collaboratively with colleagues based on trust, mutual respect, and support, you will demonstrate high energy and commitment to the ECMS vision.

In this dynamic and highly rewarding role, Educators will collaborate with parents and staff to develop an educational program tailored to each child's individual developmental needs and interests, providing essential support in this process. Your focuses will include establishing routines, fostering respect for each child's unique qualities, and promoting teamwork in a collaborative setting.

Your Mission: 
  • Provide families with information, support, guidance, and respect regarding their children's programs and development.
  • Encourage parent involvement in the centre's programs.
  • Collaborate with the community and resource agencies to support and educate children.
  • Foster positive communication and relationships with families, children, staff, students, and visitors.
What you will get from ECMS:

At our service, you can build lasting relationships with families and contribute to their children's development. Our educators receive above award rates PLUS super, with Certificate III pay ranging from $22 to $29.34 and $30.96 for Diploma educators! In addition, we offer part time roles or monthly RDOs for full time educators to help maintain a healthy work-life balance.

We are committed to looking after you, with some great benefits, including:

  • 50% off childcare fees: enjoy the benefit of paying only half the cost of childcare services for your child/children, providing significant financial relief and helping you balance work commitments with childcare responsibilities.
  • Professional Development and Learning and Development: our large service allows for room to move and grow within your role. You will have access to ECMS conferences, professional development modules from Early Childhood Australia, and a culture of ongoing learning and growth.
  • ECMS Advantage program: discounts to retailers such as Coles, petrol stations, Kmart, Booking.com, Apple, and more.
  • Investment in your wellbeing: free, confidential counselling, access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP), free flu vaccines, and first aid training.
  • Culture of support: a specialist team of practice coaches to guide you and policies and processes in place to ensure you have the support you need to succeed in your role.

We also believe in the importance of recharging, so we offer a Christmas/New Year closure. 

You’ll be great in this role because:

We are seeking passionate individuals who have completed their Certificate III in early childhood education or hold their Diploma in early childhood education and are committed to providing high-quality education and care for young children. Experience is preferred; however, we value your willingness to train and upskill to improve your knowledge and expertise continually.

As an educator, you must demonstrate the ability to provide active, effective, and efficient care for children. You will bring a deep understanding of the needs and development of young children and be proactive in addressing any issues that may arise for parents and families. 

Our team values the importance of trusting the process, and we are looking for an individual committed to improving young children's lives by delivering the highest quality education and care. As such, you will be empathetic and understand different cultures while maintaining the resilience needed to thrive in this field. 

Furthermore, you will possess the following attributes:

  • Adaptable: able to adjust your teaching style to meet the unique needs and developmental stages of different age groups while also handling changes in the classroom environment or routines.
  • Proactive: take a hands-on approach and seek opportunities to improve the learning experience.
  • Communication: bring open communication, critical reflection, and the ability to receive and incorporate feedback.
Ready to apply?

We are ready to hear from you! Apply now.

‘ECMS promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children. Successful applicants are required to adhere to our child safe practices, policies can be located here.  

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

Type: Ongoing

Category: Childcare - Co-Educator

Reference id: BF000227

Date posted : 09/11/2023

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