Early Childhood Teacher (Maternity Leave Position)
Glass Street Kindergarten
Kew East, VIC, AU
6h ago
source : CareerOne

About the Centre / Service

Glass Street Kindergarten is a not for profit community-run kindergarten located in the leafy streets of Kew East. We offer a rich and engaging pre-school education program for both three-year-old and four-year-old groups.

Our educators are dedicated to creating a learning environment which fosters a strong sense of community. They actively promote and encourage parental contribution and involvement while building strong community partnerships.


Glass Street Kindergarten is seeking an experienced Early Childhood Teacher to work as part of its kindergarten team. Our teacher, who currently co-teaches in our four-year-old program and teaches our three-year-old program, will be going on maternity leave at the end of Term 2.

Initially, this position will be for Terms 3 and 4 only. There may be the possibility of this role continuing in 2021 with the exact hours to be determine at a later date.

During the current situation where Covid-19 is impacting upon our kindergarten’s operations, it is possible that this role will be modified over the coming weeks.

This will be as we take into consideration whether we will need to revise our program and timetable in Terms 3 and 4 (i.

e. due to fewer children returning to kindergarten). Once this is known, we will be able to confirm the exact roles and responsibilities of this position.

This is a part-time position commencing at the beginning of Term Three, 2020 and finishing at the end of Term Four, 2020.

We are seeking a passionate and enthusiastic teacher who can lead and develop a high-quality educational program for our three-year-old group and co-teach our four-year-old group, based on promoting each child’s learning across the five learning outcomes in a play-based environment.

To do this, the successful candidate will :

  • have a solid understanding of early childhood development and how this applies in an educational setting
  • have a sound understanding and knowledge of legislation governing children’s services
  • require excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with children, parents, and staff
  • provide support to a small team of staff
  • work with, and report to, the parent-lead Committee of Management
  • help to organise excursions and incursions relevant to the program
  • lead the development and implementation of the Quality Improvement Plan
  • Our teachers and educators operate in a professional manner at all times, meeting the requirements of the Department of Education and Training (DET) Kindergarten Guide, the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010, the Education and Care Services National Regulations, and the policies and procedures of the service.

    Please note you must answer the key selection criteria (as outlined in the position description) for your application to be considered.

    To receive a position description, or if you have any questions, please email our Administration Officer, Carolyn, at glassstreetkinder16 outlook.

    com. Glass Street Kindergarten is a child safe and equal opportunity employer. We are committed to child safety and have zero tolerance of child abuse.

    Applicants should be aware that we carry out Working with Children, Police Records and reference checks on successful applicants.


    Qualification suitable for an early childhood teacher under the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010, Education and Care Services National Regulations and the DET Kindergarten Guide.

    Minimum three year teaching qualification approved by ACECQA or VIT.

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