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Early Childhood Teacher
  • Permanent part time opportunity, 30.4 hours per week
  • Salary commensurate with experience in accordance with Early Education Employees Agreement 2020
  • Located at our Wendouree Children’s Centre

The role 

An exciting opportunity currently exists to provide a high quality educational program with a team of passionate early childhood educators at the City of Ballarat 75 place Wendouree Children’s Centre.

In this role, you will lead our funded 3-year-old kindergarten program, which operates three days per week, and backfill for our experienced 4-year-old kindergarten teacher one day per week. Each teaching day will comprise of 5 contact hours and 2.5 non-contact hours with school holidays off.

The Teacher will work closely with the Coordinator, Educational Leader and Team Leader to ensure the delivery of high-quality education and care that responds to the diverse needs of families and promotes best practice in early childhood education and care with the team.

The successful candidate will be a motivated, team player committed to delivering high quality early childhood education and care.  A solid understanding of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the National Quality Framework is required along with ability to support a holistic and flexible approach to the care, education and development of children. 

At Wendouree Children’s Centre, we pride ourselves on the education we provide through nurturing, responsive and genuine relationships with children and families in stimulating and welcoming environments.

About you 

With a genuine interest in meeting the needs of children and their families you will demonstrate an ability to lead a team of early years professionals with a holistic approach to the care, education and development of children that reflects an awareness of the wellbeing of children in your care. 

Your strong communication and relationship building skills will see you foster and sustain partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders including parents, colleagues and community members. You will have a natural ability to motivate and lead staff to achieve desired outcomes within parameters of the service, lead by your confidence in leadership and dedication to best practice.

The successful applicant will hold a Bachelor of Education or equivalent in accordance with the National Quality Framework and the Education and Care Services National Regulations.

To apply 

To apply for this position please click on the Apply button and submit your application. The closing date for this position is Wednesday 8 February 2023.  Please ensure that you provide a cover letter, current resume and answer screening questions based on the key selection criteria. 

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full employment medical and police check. 


For any additional questions, please contact Renee Harvey, Coordinator Wendouree Children’s Centre on 5329 1626


The City of Ballarat is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and flexibility. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people living with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer.  We support flexible and accessible working arrangements for all and are committed to ensuring that all jobs in our workforce can be performed flexibly. If you're short listed for a role and are looking for flexibility, we encourage you to start the flexible working conversation with the hiring manager to find out what options may be possible for the role you're applying for.  

Job Ref: SW000044
Submitted: 24-01-2023

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