Early Childhood Teacher – Somerville

Somerville Childcare and Kindergarten located in Somerville is currently seeking a Bachelor trained Early Childhood Teacher to join our team.

At Somerville Childcare and Kindergarten we are a professional early childhood educational team dedicated to creating quality, child-led learning programs where children feel valued and safe. We value each child, our families, and the community we are part of. Our guiding principles are to Inspire, Nurture and Grow. We adopt a holistic approach to children’s learning through our Reggio Emilia inspired environments, our rituals, and experiences.

At Somerville you will be surrounded by likeminded people who are passionate and dedicated to providing exceptional care, creating connections, and understanding how important the first 5 years of a child’s life really is.

We are committed to lifelong learning of not only our children, but also our team. At Somerville we are a community of learners building and sharing knowledge. Our “no walls” organisational structure allows for transparency, involvement and shared decision making. We acknowledge, recognise, and believe in our people. We promote authentic and genuine relationships. You will be valued, supported and most importantly, inspired by your team.

The Unique Early Childhood Teacher We Seek

Holds a Passion for early childhood education that will be matched by your reflective nature, analytical skills, sense of curiosity and fun. We place great importance on the role of our Early Childhood Teachers, you will be a key driver in establishing constructive and robust relationships with our lovely families, your peers and the wider community.

Do you possess these qualities?

  • positive, enthusiastic and upbeat
  • flexible, energetic and committed
  • focused, driven and passionate
  • caring, responsive and intuitive
  • experienced and professional whilst maintaining a fun sense of humour

Are you ready to be part of a team that consistently strives to be the best they can be?

A team that focuses on continuous improvement and believes in the professional growth of you and your fellow team members?

Are you ready to feel valued and supported?

In becoming the successful Early Childhood Teacher you will be rewarded with:

  • Attractive remuneration package
  • 6 weeks paid Leave
  • Up to 95% Childcare Discount
  • Paid programming time
  • Regular professional development opportunities
  • Professional Uniforms with varied options to select from
  • Well-resourced service
  • Supportive management structure
  • National and Service based recognition programs

The successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies) or a Recognised ACECQA Early Childhood Teacher qualification or Working Towards (over 50% completion)
  • VIT registration VIC Only (Provisional or Full Registration)
  • Senior First Aid and CPR certificates
  • Asthma and Anaphylaxis
  • Reggio Emilia Experience would be highly regarded
  • Mandatory Reporting (Current)
  • Food Handling Certificate
  • Thorough understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), the National Quality Standards (NQS) and Victorian Early Years Learning Framework (VEYLF)

If you are excited about our vision and values and dedicated to preparing children for lifelong learning, then this is the role for you.

All applications must include a full resume and covering letter addressing the above selection criteria and suitable applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview.

Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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