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After Kindy Care Lead Educator - Yeronga Park Kindergarten

Brisbane - Southern Suburbs & Logan

After Kindy Care Lead Educator - Yeronga Park Kindergarten

  • 494290
  • Brisbane - Southern Suburbs & Logan
  • C&K Affiliate Vacancies
  • Permanent Part Time

Yeronga Park Kindergarten – After Kindy Care Lead Educator

About the Role:

After Kindy Care is coming to Yeronga Park Kindy in 2023! We are looking for an experienced Early Childhood Professional to join the team at our Community Kindergarten as we launch this exciting new initiative.

Our two-unit Kindy provides a programme for four groups of children attending either a 2-day or 3-day a week programme. We are proud of our beautiful natural environment and extensive indoor and outdoor resources that allow us to provide a high quality educational experience. We believe that all children are unique capable individuals. We value every child’s right to play; to feel safe; to be loved, nurtured, accepted, and included; and to speak and to be heard. We foster an appreciation for the environment as an integral part of early childhood education.

Yeronga Park Kindergarten is affiliated with C&K and is administered as an incorporated association by a committee of volunteer parents. At our Centre, all children and families are respected and valued. They are treated with integrity and compassion. Our warm, caring environment ensures that all children and families feel welcome.

About You:

We are looking for a passionate early childhood educator to join our team. Previous experience as an Early Childhood Teacher or Lead Educator is preferred. As the Lead Educator of our After Kindy Care programme, you will be responsible for developing, launching and leading this new addition to our service in accordance with YPK and C&K standards and policies.

You will have the ability to document and assess children's learning behaviour and development using C&K’s Curriculum Approach, the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines and the Early Years Learning Framework. You will have a passion for diversity and inclusion, treating all children with dignity and respect, embracing each child’s unique family and background, maintaining an environment that is inclusive and respectful of child and family cultures, values and differences.

Part Time Position – Monday to Friday, 2pm to 6pm

Commencing 16th January 2023. Children’s attendance is based on Queensland State School terms

Ideal applicants will have:

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (or equivalent qualification)
  • Prior experience in an early childhood setting, experience in a community kindergarten an advantage
  • Current working with children check (Blue Card)
  • Current first Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management Certificates

Education and Practice:

  • Ability to plan and implement a quality, educational and child centred programme
  • An enthusiasm and passion for the care and education of children in a play-based learning environment
  • Experience working with and planning for children with inclusion support needs
  • Demonstrated understanding of the provision of a safe, engaging, well planned indoor and outdoor learning environment
  • Ability to document and assess children’s learning and development
  • Knowledge of National Quality Framework and Standards (NQF and NQS) and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
  • Ability to actively contribute to the continuous improvement of the centre through reflective practice

Relationships with Children:

  • Demonstrated experience in providing practical guidance and interaction that ensures quality outcomes for children
  • Demonstrated experience building and maintaining positive relationships with families that supports each child’s needs

Personal Accountability:

  • Commitment towards ongoing professional development, reflection and continuous improvement
  • Strong communication and team skills

Applications should include a brief cover letter outlining the skills, experience and personal qualities you would bring to the role, and a resume outlining your qualifications, experience and two work related references. Please direct any applications or enquires to Yvonne Jones via email to admin@yerongaparkkindy.com.au.

Induction and opportunities to meet with children and families will be discussed with the successful applicant on appointment.

What can we offer employees?

  • Opportunity to work within a highly reputable Early Childhood setting with a dedicated, long term team of educators
  • Professional development and training opportunities

YPK is committed to an inclusive workforce and we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally-diverse backgrounds. All YPK employees are required to undergo background checks which include police checks. Please note the advertising closing date is indicative only. We reserve the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, it is encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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