Early Childhood Teacher

Early Childhood Teacher | Alphington

We are currently welcoming an enthusiastic, passionate and knowledgeable Early Childhood Teacher at our Alphington centre located 20 minutes north-east of Melbourne CBD.

Benefits:

  • Extra Time - Receive extended programming and planning time.
  • Be a Leader - Be valued as part of our Centre Leadership Team.
  • Early Childhood Teacher Networking - Come together each month to discuss, learn and build.
  • Journey Academy - Access to accredited training & short courses.
  • High Quality Resources & Environments - Our environments spark creation, inspiration and pure joy in educators, families and visitors
  • Grow your career - You will be supported through each step of your career
  • Ongoing Professional Development - Exclusive access to our internal professional development platform, external training and short courses.

About Alphington:

Journey Early Learning Alphington is a warm and homely centre catering for 45 children between the ages of six weeks and six years. Our centre is perfectly situated, near public transport, main roads and incredible parklands. Our play spaces are designed to encourage play-based learning, inspiration, adventure and joy in all children, families, and visitors.

Our Centre Manager Veronica has worked in the sector for over 10 years and is passionate about the care and education of young children and helping to support ever child’s individual learning and development.

Community connections are the core of what we do, and that is why we have developed special relationships with organisations such as Kiddy Rock, Kelly Sports and Bush Kinder excursions into the local Parklands, to immerse ourselves in nature-based play.

About your New Role:

As our new Early Childhood Teacher, your role as an active leading team member will be to provide a safe and stimulating environment which meets the needs of our children. It is your responsibility to encourage engagement and participation in curriculum decision making, inline with our curriculum, standards, and practices.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Bringing the Journey Values of connection, communication and consideration to life and reflect this in everyday practice.
  • Ability to adhere to Journey’s child safe policy and code of conduct
  • Work collaboratively with educators, children, and families to plan and implement an effective ongoing cycle of planning, documenting, and evaluating in line with the National Quality Framework.
  • Ensure that programmes are designed, implemented, and evaluated in consultation with others to foster all aspects of child development in a holistic way.
  • Develop trusting relationships with families through regular, honest and open communication regarding the care of their children.
  • Extending children’s thinking and learning through intentional teaching strategies, inspiring environments, spontaneous play experiences and high-quality documentation.
  • Gather and analyse information from written observations to ensure children’s strengths, interests and preferences are included in the programme and activities.
  • Actively build and maintain reciprocal relationships with families and team members.
  • Mentor educators in the education, care, and supervision of all children.
  • Being an active member of the Centre Leadership Team

Role Requirements:

  • Experience working in an environment guiding and supporting children up to six years old.
  • Experience developing high quality programmes for children up to six years old.
  • A demonstrated ability to adhere to and understand the ECA code of Ethics and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Demonstrated understanding of appropriate behaviours while engaging with children
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing a safe, caring, non-judgemental and supportive environment for children and their families.
  • Experience leading and guiding a team
  • ACECQA Approved bachelor’s degree (Early Education) or, working towards
  • Current Valid Working with Children Check
  • First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma Certificates

About Journey Early Learning:

At Journey Early Learning, we aim to create an environment that is safe, secure and homely, where everyone feels welcome. Our future is one filled with endless possibilities and growth opportunities, and together, we’ve developed an educational approach that is inspiring, stimulating and encouraging.

When it comes to early learning, our educators have a vital role to play. Journey educators are passionate, considerate, educated, inspirational and welcoming. Our educators understand that learning is a journey and enjoy developing deeper connections with children, families, and the wider community.

Every journey must begin somewhere, and yours begins right here. Apply today!

Journey Early Learning…where it all begins.

Journey Early Learning promotes the safety, wellbeing, and inclusion of all children, including those with a disability, from a culturally or linguistically diverse background. We are committed to the safety, participation, and empowerment of all children.

Apply for this job

About Journey Early Learning

About Journey Early Learning:

At Journey Early Learning, we aim to create an environment that is safe, secure and homely, where everyone feels welcome. Our future is one filled with endless possibilities and growth opportunities, and together, we have developed an educational approach that is inspiring, stimulating and encouraging.

When it comes to early learning, our educators have a vital role to play. Journey educators are passionate, considerate, educated, inspirational and welcoming. Our educators understand that learning is a journey and enjoy developing deeper connections with children, families, and the wider community.

Every journey must begin somewhere, and yours begins right here. Apply today!

Journey Early Learning…where it all begins.

Apply for this job