Early Childhood Educator – Diploma in Children’s Services

Full-time position, immediate start

An amazing opportunity has become available for you at our beautiful early education and care service.

Quirindi Preschool Kindergarten (QPK) is a 40 place community-based service. The preschool has been operating for over 50 years and is an exceptional service catering for 3-5 year old children. We have an Exceeding Rating in all the National Quality Standards for early education and care.

Quirindi is in the heart of the scenic Liverpool Plains. Ideally situated only 50 minutes from the major regional centres of Tamworth, Gunnedah and Scone. Newcastle is an easy 3 hour drive south via the Hunter Expressway.

QPK is seeking an Early Childhood Educator with a strong foundation in community values, team collaboration, respect for children’s individual learning capabilities and an interest in play and nature-based learning.

QPK has an inclusive, play-based learning environment, advocating for the foundations of creating healthy, happy children that thrive and enjoy the natural desire, persistence and confidence needed for learning. Children spend their day learning indoors and outdoors in a welcoming preschool setting designed to connect children and adults with each other and nature.

The position package includes:

  • A Full-time position (38 hours per week) to commence immediately.
  • Above Award wages Children’s Services Award 2010
  • Operating NSW School’s Term calendar, inclusive of 11-12 weeks school holidays

How to apply

  • Interested candidates, please access the Expression of Interest Package from the website.
  • Expressions of interest must not exceed two (2) A4 pages addressing the Role Criteria and should include a brief resume and the names of two professional referees. One of the referees would preferably be the applicant’s current supervisor.
  • Please title your Expression of Interest – Confidential – Alison Thompson

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum Diploma in Children Services or equivalent
  • Demonstrated capability to collaboratively design, implement and evaluate learning programs.
  • Strong commitment to working as a collaborative member of the educational team.
  • Strong commitment to
  • community values.
  • respect for children’s individual learning capabilities.
  • play-based and nature-based learning.
  • Mandatory training requirements you are required to provide certified copies of the following training/ certificates:
  • Working with Children Check (current and valid)
  • National Police Check (current)
  • Child Protection Training
  • First Aid Certificate (current)
  • CPR / Anaphylaxis / Asthma training (current)
  • COVID vaccination certificate
  • Prohibited persons are not permitted to apply

Additional Information:

  • ACECQA National Quality Standards Rating: ‘Exceeding’ (last assessment December2018)
  • Mission Statement: ‘Educational, Caring, Family Focused….to learn to play…to play to learn.’
  • Vision Statement: ‘A place where children’s voices are heard and valued.’
  • Our Philosophy: We are inspired by exploring and challenging ourselves in educational leadership. We advocate for the foundations of creating happy, healthy children that thrive and enjoy the natural desire, persistence and confidence needed for learning. We celebrate children develop at their own pace and developmental levels. We are committed to the rights of children and nurturing a genuine calmness within an inclusive play-based learning environment, building a sense of belonging with families and the community.

Statement of duties

  • Advocating for the importance of play for young children
  • Knowledge and understanding of the:

-provision of education and care to children.

-partnership with families.

-partnerships with educators and other professionals.

-professional conduct and learning.

-organisational representation and workplace health and safety.

  • Implementing the core principles of the ECA Code of Ethics
  • Supporting the service through the Assessment and Rating process

A place where children’s voices are heard and valued’