Early Learning Education Leader | Collins Street Melbourne | VIC

Posted on 18-Sep-2017
Application Close Date: 16-Oct-2017
Early Childhood Teacher
Position Type:
Permanent - Full time
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Guardian Early Learning Centre – 101 Collins

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Educational Leader to lead the development and implementation of the curriculum inspired by Reggio Emilia principles. This role offers you an opportunity to join a dynamic early learning group that offers a supportive peer network and a host of professional development and career progression opportunities across our network of centres and support offices.

The Role

This beautiful, new centre in the heart of Melbourne's CBD is a 104-place open plan service that provides a world-class early learning experience. With purpose-built facilities including indoor gardens, views out into the CBD and nature-inspired resources, the centre provides you with an opportunity to grow in your career. Our regular excursions into the community and family breakfasts add to the great culture of this early learning centre.

As Educational Leader, you will have the opportunity to enjoy various responsibilities, including: 

  • To lead the development and implementation of the curriculum to maximise the learning and development of every child
  • To establish clear goals and expectations for teaching and practice, in collaboration with educators; supporting educators to assess each child's learning and development in relation to the approved learning framework outcomes and other contemporary theories of learning through the development of summative assessments
  • To be a supportive and positive mentor to educators to build their capacity for high quality practice

 About you

You'll be an educator with a child lead pedagogy philosophy, your experience building relationships with parents and children will be key to your success in this role. 

Along with your significant experience working in early learning environments, the following will be highly-regarded as we assess your skills/qualifications for a role with us.

  • Bachelor of Teaching/Education (Early Childhood) or ACECQA assessed equivalent qualifications
  • Sound, practical working knowledge and implementation of the National Quality Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Current First Aid Certificate/Asthma & Anaphylaxis certificates
  • Current Working with Children's check
  • The ability to inspire, motivate and maintain a positive learning culture within the Centre for children, for your families and for your Educator colleagues.

Why work for us?

  • Pay above award rates
  • Beautiful corporate state of the art centre in the CBD
  • Reduced Childcare costs for employees
  • Fully paid education –Bachelor in Early Childhood Education
  • Guardian's own Reggio inspired Diploma
  • Learning & Development – Leadership skills, NQF and Curriculum training
  • Over the past year, 80 Guardian staff and Educators have attended Reggio
  • Flexible working hours
  • Guardian's Curriculum Project' that aims to provide both an inspirational and aspirational framework that guides the work of our educators in the learning and development of children.  Our curriculum sits on top of the Early Years Framework
  • Reggio Emilia Inspired Environments – Natural indoor and outdoor spaces
  • Richmond Pedagogical Exchange – Materials Centre and 100 Languages of Children Exhibition
  • Guardian are sustainability champions having our own Sustainability Manager educating our staff and children on how to take better care of the world we live in

About Guardian

Guardian Early Learning Group is a community of early childhood professionals dedicated to providing high quality early learning for our families and their children.

We started our journey in 2004 and today we operate over 90 early learning centres.  We are seeking to become one of the most inspired early learning groups in the world by operating our centres to the very best of our ability, and growing cautiously through new centre acquisitions and developments.

Critical to our success is the team of educators we have in our centres, who we spoil with resources, support, development and friendships.  If you are ready for greatness we invite you to apply to join our team. 

 'Guardian Early Learning Group is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and their welfare will always be our first priority.  We want children to be safe, happy and empowered, and our policies, procedures and practices will ensure that child protection issues will be approached and managed in a way to ensure the best outcomes for all children.'


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