Early Childhood Teacher - SDN North Sydney

Join the SDN village and make a real difference to the lives of children.

When you begin a career in an SDN Early Education and Care centre, you're joining a village of opportunity. Our centres are inclusive and unique environments where everyone is welcome and respected. Discover a community of professionals who are enhancing children's wellbeing by partnering with families to enrich young lives every day.

About The Centre

SDN Children's Services will commence management of Owls House, a 48 place centre located in Kingsford in January 2021. This centre is spread across 2 houses and 4 levels with 6 place spaces which have been purposefully designed by children, with children in mind. The centre offers windows at eye level for children to see the outside world, a theatre for performances and multiple shared play spaces throughout the centre.

About The Role

SDN North Sydney is in a serene location, nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac with ample outdoor natural spaces. It is a 75 place centre for children from birth to school age.


This is a full time maternity leave cover position until end of this year in infants room.

About You

  • University qualifications in Early Childhood Education and registration with NESA
  • Current Working with Children Check (NSW)
  • Excellent understanding of current early childhood practice that is informed by the Early Years Learning Framework, and naturalistic, responsive early childhood intervention practices
  • Knowledge of the National Quality Standards and the implications for centres
  • Understanding of the development of children, their health, hygiene and nutritional needs
  • Commitment and skill in providing quality and appropriate experiences and inviting learning environments for children
  • Experience in leading and guiding practice of other Educators
  • Understanding of current pedagogical thinking and research
  • Understanding of Child Protection legislation and holds an approved and current Child Protection Training qualification
  • Current Senior First Aid certificate and current Asthma and Anaphylaxis certificate (preferable)

Our Culture

SDN's values are at the heart of everything we do. If you share our values and believe that through working together we can make the world a better and more equitable place then we want to hear from you! We commit ourselves to being: trustworthy and reliable, inclusive and respectful and creative and innovative.

SDN Benefits include:

  • Positive welcoming culture
  • Ongoing training and development with long term career progression opportunities
  • Working with a team of professionals who have extensive experience and knowledge gained through our 110 + year history of supporting children and families
  • Priority placement for children of staff members
  • Discounted child care fee
  • Paid parental leave
  • Finders fee - Referral Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program - Free, voluntary and confidential counselling service
  • SDN Staff Giving Fund
  • Purchased Leave
  • Study Leave
  • Picnic Day - One extra day paid leave for all permanent staff

View the position description:

https://www.sdn.org.au/media/2133/early-childhood-teacher-l3-jun-2018.pdf

SDN Children's Services welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to relevant pre-employment checks including Working with Children Check (NSW) and National Police Check.

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About SDN Children's Services

SDN Children’s Services is a not for profit organisation that has been delivering quality early childhood education and child care, children's therapies and family support services since 1905.

We are one of Australia’s most respected children’s services organisations, and have over 600 staff across 30 sites in Sydney, regional NSW and the ACT.

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