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Early Childhood Teacher - Casual
  • Casual opportunities
  • EEEA KG 2.1 - KG 2.5 from $39.34 to $45.47per hour, plus casual loading and statutory super
  • Located across our kindergartens in the municipality

The Role:

An exciting opportunity currently exists to provide casual covergae of high-quality educational programs across our funded kindergartens at the City of Ballarat. 

The kindergarten teacher will ensure that the program is offered in accordance with the National Quality Framework, the Victorian Department of Education Kindergarten Funding Guidelines, the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework, the City of Ballarat Children’s Services Practice Guide for Educators, and all other relevant legislation and Council policies and procedures. 

With an outstanding reputation for innovative and responsive programs, City of Ballarat Children’s Services provide an excellent opportunity for educators to grow and make their mark in the early childhood field. 

Our vision is for trusting, inclusive, interconnected relationships between children, families, educators and communities that support children to be happy, safe and to reach their full potential. 

Our mission is to provide the children of Ballarat with learning opportunities that provide the best possible start in life through:  

  • Regular intentional strategies that actively teach, promote and support children’s health and safety.   
  • Responsive interactions that contribute to healthy brain development.   
  • Equitable and inclusive practices that support all children and families to participate.   
  • Welcoming and inviting learning environments that excite children towards learning.   
  • Programs with a long-standing reputation for quality, delivered by dedicated, knowledgeable professionals.   
  • Reciprocal relationships with families that recognise their expertise and their roles as the first, and most important, educators for children.   
  • Meaningful connections with our community as contributing citizens.   
  • Planned curriculums that enrich and extend each child’s learning and development.

About you: 

To be successful, you 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. 

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.   

How to Apply: 

To apply for this position please click on the Apply button and submit your application. 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 Bec Karslake on 0437 081 012


The City of Ballarat is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values diversity, flexibility and child safety. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace and reasonable adjustments will be made to the process to ensure equitable access.  We undertake an employment screening process to ensure this commitment is upheld, this includes ensuring the successful candidate holds a valid working with children check and satisfactory criminal history record check.

Job Ref: CJ000240
Submitted: 24-04-2024

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