Cardiff: Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III)


Location: St Nicholas Early Education Cardiff

Applications close: 29 July

St Nicholas Early Education has an exciting opportunity at our Cardiff centre for a full-time (38 hrs per week) Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III).

Our child care centre in Cardiff has been architecturally designed to include a unique outdoor atrium that will delight and challenge children with its diverse play areas. 

As an Early Childhood Educator, you will be expected to be an active member of a team that provides high-quality early childhood education and care to children whilst partnering with parents.

You will have a passion for providing high-quality care and education to children. You will have the ability to develop relationships with children and families, assist in the implementation of policies and process of St Nicholas, and work with other staff to continuously improve the operations of St Nicholas. St Nicholas Early Education adopts a best practice ethos in care and education to ensure it has a positive reputation in the Cardiff community. 

Selection criteria

  • An approved Certificate III level qualification for the purposes of the education and care services, national law and regulations;

  • current First Aid Certificate, Anaphylaxis and Asthma Management training;

  • Working with Children Check verification number;

  • a minimum of 2 years’ experience working as Child Care Educator within an early childhood service;

  • computer literacy in order to document examples of learning stories;

  • child protection qualification.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience in sport directional coaching;

  • the ability to engage with children through playing a musical instrument;

  • knowledge and practice of a second language;

  • the ability to incorporate relaxing / meditation or yoga techniques in an early education setting.

Further information

This position is full-time (38 hours per week) and is paid under the Children Services Award.

As an employee of St Nicholas, you will have access to a range of benefits, including:

  • Working within one of the largest employers in the Newcastle region, the opportunity for advancement within St Nicholas, and perhaps other agencies of the Diocese.

  • Bishop's Leave, which is three days of additional leave between Christmas and New Year annually.

  • the opportunity for annual salary review, and advancement to above award payments.

  • corporate benefits, including EAP, Flu injections, reduced gym membership, reduced healthcare, paid parental leave, amongst others.

If you believe that you have what it takes, then we are excited to welcome you to apply! 

To apply, please upload your cover letter and resume and complete answers to the above the selection criteria.

**Please note that by not addressing the selection criteria, this may affect your application and you may not be shortlisted.**

Applicants may be required to successfully complete a National Criminal History Record Check, have a current employee Working with Children Check, sign a Health Declaration, and present evidence of the right to Work in Australia.

Applications must be submitted before 19 July 2019. 

Enquiries may be directed to Cardiff’s Centre Director, Adette Smith -


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