Early Childhood Teacher

Job No: SHEL63166
Location: Mernda

The Opportunity:

As an Australian-first initiative, the Victorian Government is introducing universal funded three-year old Kindergarten. This presents an exciting opportunity for qualified and working towards early childhood teachers to take up a teaching opportunity in Victoria. As such we are excited to announce we have an opening for an Early Childhood Teacher to join our leadership team at our Early Learning Centre Mernda. We are looking for a Teacher who aligns with our philosophies and has the drive to embed the service as a service of choice in the community in delivering an exceptional kindergarten program. This is a 5 day a week role within the Pre Kindy 3-4 yrs room. Whilst ensuring the relevant requirements for compliance are being met, you have the freedom to implement your own learning program and showcase your skills to make a difference for our respected families. With quality programming, access to a healthy professional development budget, well-resourced centre, and the support from an experienced Education Practice Partner this is a fantastic opportunity for you to join a strong leadership team to influence and support practice. 

It's crucial you enjoy:

  • Guaranteed above award rates (Teacher’s award)
  • Receiving tailored professional development with regular support from your manager to reach your goals
  • Being supported by an experienced Education Practice Partner 
  • Receiving protected programming time to thoughtfully plan and embed learning opportunities for children, develop summative assessments and transition statements
  • Being part of an inclusive team where coming together to collaborate and having a voice is encouraged
  • Working within innovative environments where imagination, learning, fun and safety all come together
  • Having a dedicated space just for you, where you can relax and unwind
  • Receiving employee benefits such as excellent staff childcare discounts, free uniforms and more
  • A large array of resources and resource selection being led by you
  • Exciting career paths with opportunities to not only grow your career but to transfer with us across multiple services located in QLD, NSW and VIC
  • Having the freedom to implement your own learning program and showcasing your skills to make a difference for our longstanding and new families
  • Being part of a team who understand the importance of building a strong pedagogical practice
  • Putting the children first and not budgets
  • Working hard but having fun too!

You could be eligible for:

  • A financial incentive of between $9000 to $50,000
  • Financial support to achieve your full VIT registration
  • Relocation support to take up a teaching position at a selected service delivering three-year-old kindergarten
  • Extra professional support to help develop your career
  • Coaching and access to free webinars/conferences


  • Facilitate the educational learning experiences for your classroom 
  • Be part of a collaborative teaching environment
  • Maintain effective communication with the parents throughout the service
  • Regularly monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of programs
  • Create a friendly, secure and stimulating interactive learning environment
  • Maintain positive working relationships with all team members
  • Ensure a high level of health & safety standards are maintained at all times
  • Support the Service Manager in leading the team and meeting the obligations under the NQS

Who we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor or working towards in Early Childhood Education (ACECQA approved)
  • VIT Registration
  • Evidence of sound professional experience that shows initiative and strong sense of personal responsibility for meeting objectives, modelling of professional and ethical behaviour and commitment to personal development.
  • Ability to apply effective verbal and written communication and leadership strategies to engage employees and enable them to work collaboratively
  • A strong understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), National Quality Standards (NQS) and Australian Teaching Standards
  • Dedication to developing the future of children and passion for expanding on children's interests
  • The enthusiasm to be proactive in implementing curriculum
  • A friendly and energetic demeanour

Working with us you’ll enjoy a culture of collaboration and respect, along with the opportunity to work alongside talented and passionate people. If this sounds like what you are looking for, please submit your application via 'Apply Now' and let your story begin with us! We look forward to meeting you.

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About Mernda

ELC Mernda is a long standing established centre within the Whittlesea community. Opened in 2013 ago our team has watched ELC Mernda grow and develop, gaining excellent relationships with families and a strong reputation within the community. Our purpose built service caters for 120 children per day from 6:30am – 6:30pm. Our centre consists of 6 rooms and 3 outdoor play areas designed for each age group. We are very passionate about our flexible learning and indoor/outdoor programs, where our children have the choice to freely engage in learning activities/experiences based on their interests. Our service has shaded outdoor areas, veggie gardens giving the children the opportunity to engage in sustainable practice, and a purpose built forte in our over 3’s yard. ELC Mernda is located close to public transport, your local Mernda supermarkets and both Mernda Primary School and St Joseph Catholic School. Our enthusiastic, dedicated team of Educators strive for the best for all families and their children, enjoying our passion for Early Childhood Education at ELC Mernda.

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