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Big Fat Smile Group LTD Diploma Educator | Western Suburbs Community Preschool 0-5 in Cordeaux Heights, Australia

Diploma Educator

  • Maximum term contract until December 2024

  • 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday @ 8 hours per day

Working at Big Fat Smile, there's a lot to smile about. The trust you'll be given in exchange for your expertise. The freedom you'll be given as an Educator to use your judgement, adapt learning approaches, and bring creativity and playfulness to a child's day. The joy you'll get from doing work you love with team members who are as invested as you. And the beautiful relationships you'll form with peers, children, and families – through shared experiences that are as rich as they are rewarding.

More than a job, this is an opportunity to make a child's world a better, brighter place. Get greater enjoyment from your work and make more of a difference in the lives of every child in our child-first organisation.

Big smiles and bigger opportunities

We're Big Fat Smile. A not-for-profit that plays a pivotal role in the lives of thousands of children and families across Australia. We're early education enthusiasts, with 40+ community preschools, long day care centres and fun clubs, and a variety of community and inclusion programs. Each one dedicated to giving every child the best start in life. And each well-respected for the work it does.

Due to our size, there are big opportunities for those who want to go further. You'll find meaningful career paths with lots of promotions across our centres. And because professional learning and growth is at the heart of everything we do, you'll have the support and knowledge to succeed.

Right now, we're looking for a Diploma Educator for our Western Suburbs Community Preschool located in Cordeaux Heights. We are a beautifully located, purpose-built centre and our unique location offers a space for children to engage in prolonged play experiences and nature-based learning. Our centre is located next to Sheargold Park, Unanderra Public School and the Cordeaux Heights shopping enclave, allowing us valuable community links and engagement with the local community.

Within our curriculum the children are engaged with many Key learning Areas. These include movement skills programs, STEM and an individually focused transition to school support program All programs are developed to support inclusion, social justice and wellbeing as primary outcomes.

A supportive and safe workplace

When the going gets tough (as it sometimes does in this sector), you will find teammates and leaders have your back. There's a real in-it-together feeling here thanks to a safe and supportive environment, and well-established policies and processes that outline exactly what's expected and needed in any situation. Everyone's in it together, making it easier for you to thrive.

We treasure the expertise of our educators

As an Early Childhood Educator, you will play a critical role in shaping young minds. You will create happy, healthy relationships between a child and the most important people in their lives. You'll bring fun, laughter and play to each day, but most importantly, you'll create magical moments for children to experiment and grow.

What your work will involve

  • Providing quality education and care to all children

  • Contributing to planning educational programs that supports a child's learning to meet their goals

  • Building strong relationships with children, families, and the community

What you need to succeed

  • Commitment to making sure the children in our care are safe and healthy

  • Dedication to improving the lives and minds of children, families, and the community

  • A fun-loving attitude and big smile!

There are lots of reasons why a role with us is rewarding

  • You will feel supported by a Total Well-being Platform that gives you access to self-assessments, articles, toolkits, podcasts, perks and savings, and other resources.

  • You will have the financial peace of mind with 60% discount on early learning and care and out of school hours care services

  • You can save money with discounts Good Guys, Illawarra Dragons, Illawarra Credit Union and more

  • You can focus on what matters most because you have support from head office specialists and expertise, such as inclusion professionals and pedagogy and practice

How to apply

Please send us:

  • A copy of your resume

  • A brief cover letter that outlines why you are a good fit for the role

Join us and you'll be smiling too, when you make more of a difference.

Safeguarding children is embedded in all we do. Through our Child Safe Framework and Values, we are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children entrusted to our care.

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