At Sparrow, we’re committed to creating a positive, open and honest team environment where all team members feel valued, fulfilled and supported in their professional development. If you’re looking for a fun and meaningful career, learn more about what it takes to be a part of the Sparrow team and view The Sparrow Way for more information about our approach to education.
Sparrow Early Learning has childcare job opportunities across Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Perth, Melbourne and more. To be considered for a role at one of our centres, all applicants must have:
- Current Blue Card or Working with Children Check.
- First Aid Certificate including Asthma and Anaphylaxis and CPR.
- Knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework, National Regulations and National Quality Standards.
- A true passion for Early Childhood Education and Care.
International Applicants Welcome
We’re welcoming international applications for Early Childhood Teacher and Educator positions. If you’re interested in joining our Sparrow Early Learning Community, we’ll be here to support you along the way.
For more information regarding International Applications, please contact Roisin Gilheany at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why Sparrow Early Learning.
We’re more than a workplace
When joining Sparrow, you will become part of the family. We nurture a warm and inclusive culture where everybody feels valued and finds joy in coming to work each day.
We reward outstanding efforts
We truly value our team at Sparrow and reward outstanding efforts with our monthly recognition awards.
We foster a flexible working environment
We believe while work is important, being there for family and enjoying a balanced lifestyle is of equal importance. That’s why we foster a flexible working environment.
We’re here to help you thrive
Your satisfaction and progression is our priority. At Sparrow we provide ongoing training and support by our supportive leadership team.
The future starts with you.
Our exciting team member discount program!
We believe in the importance of providing workplace flexibility to all team members. That’s why, from 1st May 2022, Sparrow team members who have children attending our services will be eligible for up to 95% off childcare*.
We intend for the Team Member Discount Program to help support our teams in accessing quality childcare, uplifting our children as well as our valued Educators.
Find out more about what it is like to be a part of the Sparrow team.
Explore our frequently asked questions to get a better idea of what you can expect from a career at Sparrow Early Learning
How long does the recruitment process take?
Your application will be viewed within 48 business hours upon receipt. We aim to reach out to successful candidates within 7 business days, with an interview scheduled within 14 business days. If successful in the interview phase, you will be contacted and a start date negotiated.
Will I be contacted even if I am unsuccessful?
Due to the volume of applications we receive across our roles, we unfortunately are unable to contact all applicants. Only successful applicants to interview will be contacted. We thank you kindly in advance for the time and effort taken to prepare and submit your application, and your interest in Sparrow Early Learning.
Will you keep my details on file for a period of time?
Your application will be kept on file for a period of 6 months, at this time if no suitable roles become available, we will permanently destroy all your records.
Will you contact me if a role becomes available?
Yes. If a suitable role becomes available, we will contact you via the details provided in your original application.
Can I organise a video interview?
In certain circumstances we will be able to offer video interviews however, our preference is to meet you physically and to show you around our centre. Please advise us throughout your application process if you will require a video interview.
Will there be multiple interviews?
Generally, no. In certain circumstances however, it may be necessary to organise an additional interview.
What happens if you are unable to reach me?
We will utilise the available contact information to try and reach you as best we can. If you know you are going to be unavailable or uncontactable for a period of time, we encourage you to let us know in your application.
Word from our Sparrow Family
Sparrow’s child-led, play based approach to teaching and learning has inspired me as an educator. I have been able to see early education through an exciting new lens, and grow adapting the Reggio Emilia approach. I am proud to have been given the opportunity as Educational Leader to guide and support our team to flourish in their roles as early childhood educators.
Sparrow Early Learning Jacobs Ridge is a centre where I am able to provide the children with fun activities that enhance children’s understanding of the world around them. Open ended learning opportunities and strong bonds between children, families and educators. Sparrow Early Learning Jacobs Ridge is a community where we are all equal and treated with respect. Our days are filled with laughter and love!
I like to work with Sparrow because the Sparrow team is very cooperative and supportive. They provide us opportunities to learn, grow and develop new skills and ideas.
When working with Sparrow you are given the opportunity to grow and support to succeed. It is an amazing sense of accomplishment to see how far I have come and all that I have learnt with the support from my Leaders.
I like working with Sparrow because their practices and beliefs align a lot of my own, and seems very supportive.
Since working at Sparrow I have felt supported and apart of an amazing family.
Working for Sparrow has been full of enjoyment, I have been supported and guided in my role and learnt so much from my BOMS. I don’t feel like an employee I feel a part of a family.
What I like about Sparrow with my little time being here is that every one and the environment is so welcoming everyone is so friendly and all round great vibes.
Sparrow is like a family, we are supported through life and work. I’m always happy and excited to come to work (my second home) and see what new adventures awaits me with the children and co-workers.
The endless support from the company and the continuous training and guidance.
I enjoy working for sparrow because of the amazing educators and children, I work with every day. I love making a difference.
I love Sparrow Early Education because the children are all provided with fun, safe and secure environments where they can be themselves. I also love Sparrow because not only myself but all the other Educators are taken care of and are well looked after. Sparrow isn’t just a team it’s a family.
I love the team spirit, everyone works together to support each other. We actually like working together and make sure we have fun. It’s a safe, respectful and supportive work environment.
Sparrow provide great support for us as educators. I love that the indoor and outdoor environments are set up to nurture and support the children’s growth and development. Sparrow make sure there is individual support for every child.
I love working for Sparrow because I know families matter. We put families first. The children and families are so lovely to work with and I find it such a supportive environment even on the hard days.
I love working for Sparrow because the philosophy and educational ethos is so real and so child centered. Every child matters – every family matters and as educators we are valued, supported and appreciated. The centre’s themselves and the environments in every room are calm, inviting and inclusive. The team spirit and genuine respect for each other is why I love being at Sparrow Grant Street.
If you would like to be part of an organisation that is focused and committed to quality and excellence in early learning education, submit your expression of interest and we will be in touch. Your details will be kept on file for a period of 6 months after which we encourage you to apply again if there hasn’t been any vacancies in your area!
Contact us directly to find out more about how you can join our Sparrow Family.
Ready to take the next step?
*Terms and conditions apply. 50-95% discount will be applied to Sparrow Early Learning Employees out of pocket childcare fees, commencing Sunday May 1st 2022. The percentage will vary depending on a number of factors including but not limited to your role, shifts worked, years service.