Early Childhood Educator (Part/Full Time) - Inclusion Support & Maternity Leave Postions

Do you want to work in a small, professional staff team that has small group sizes, flexible shifts and leave opportunities?

Do you enjoy working outside with children and going on excursions?

Do you want to be recognised for any afterhours work commitments such a meetings, professional development, and other outside work hours events?

Then North Fitzroy Child Care Co-operative might be the place for you!

We have a rare opportunity for an Early Childhood Educator to join our team 4 - 5 days per week. We are looking for someone that is highly motivated, enthusiastic and with a genuine commitment to working with young children.

North Fitzroy Childcare Co-operative is a small 27 place community-based not for profit centre that provides exceptional educational programs for children aged 8 months to 5 years. We believe children learn through exploration and discovery within a stimulating educational play-based curriculum. We value collaboration with our families to provide a warm & engaging environment where children can meet their full potential. Our younger age room has 8 children each day with 2/3 educators while our older group has 19 children each day with 4 educators.

The successful applicant will enjoy

  • Being in an environment where our staff are valued and connected with our community
  • Being in an environment where our educators collaborate and learn from each other
  • Being part of a team that takes a holistic view of learning and development
  • Being in an environment that values education for sustainability and outdoor education
  • Working in above child-to-educator ratio
  • Ongoing generous professional development provision
  • Being part of a centre that is Exceeding National Quality Standards
  • A generous & supportive working environment and above award pay rates
  • Flexible leave and roster
  • Daily lunch provided
  • Paid staff meetings and all work outside normal hours.


To be successful in the position you must:

  • Have an understanding of how to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into curriculum, and be willing to learn
  • Have completed a Certificate III, Diploma or Degree qualification in Early Childhood as set by the Education and Care Services National Regulations
  • Be an enthusiastic and cooperative team member
  • Have a commitment to excellence in early childhood
  • Value developing positive and meaningful relationships with children, families and our community
  • Have experience in play-based and emergent curriculums, and be willing to learn
  • Be a motivated and driven educator, who will actively contribute to the curriculum
  • Have an interest in natural play spaces and nurturing children's care and respect for the environment
  • Be willing to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Possess high quality written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate proficient use of technology
  • Have a current First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma Training Certificate
  • Have a current Working with Children's Check
  • Have the ability to work in Australia
  • Provide 2 recent referees (1 must be most current or current employer)


For further information please contact Anthony Morris – 9481 1148. Written applications close Monday 4th July 2022 and can be forwarded to Nth Fitzroy CCC, 173 Clauscen St, Nth Fitzroy 3068 or emailed to director@northfitzroycoop.org.au 

North Fitzroy Child Care Co-op is a child safe and equal opportunity employer. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged.

Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted. 

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About North Fitzroy Child Care Co-operative

Co-op is a unique community-run centre for children aged between 8 months and 5 years. A small centre with only 27 places, we focus on supporting local families through strong relationships and a commitment to early childhood care and education. Every child is unique and encouraged to explore, engage and interact with their environment. Our educators ensure all children are supported in a nurturing, secure and stimulating environment that promotes positive attitudes to life long learning. Our educational programs provide a diverse range of meaningful experiences that foster children’s desires for learning and enhance and support the development of positive and respectful relationships. We see children as powerful and active contributors to their own learning and development. Relationships are the foundation of our practice. Our community is developed through strong, trusting and respectful relationships. This creates a sense of belonging for all who participate in our community. We acknowledge the importance of creating an environment that is open, connected and embraces difference. We endeavour to take a holistic approach towards sustainable development. Children are empowered to make a difference to the world around them through experiencing and connecting with the natural world firsthand. The centre is committed to promoting environmental education and the importance of building positive attitudes towards environmentally sustainable values and practices.

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