Early Childhood Teachers - Early Childhood Education and Care

  • Canberra
  • Full-Time

Develop, Implement and Evaluate an educational program based on contemporary early childhood theory.

If this concept make you feel alive in your work, then an Early Childhood Teacher position might be for you!

About the Role

Communities at Work is Canberra's largest Early Education and Care provider, operating numerous Early Childhood Education Centres across Canberra, providing long day care services. Our Early Childhood Education Centres are dedicated to providing a safe, family-friendly environment that fosters children's wellbeing and inspires a love of learning. 

As an Early Childhood Teacher (ECT), your role will be to develop, implement and evaluate an educational program based on contemporary early childhood theory. 

The ECT will maintain a high standard of practice and demonstrate excellent communication skills working within a diverse team. 

This is an important role within our centres and proven leadership skills, energy, and commitment to excellence in early education are a must.

About You

Your knowledge of the National Quality Framework and active support of children's contribution to a play-based learning environment that encourages, and respects children's interests, strengths and abilities will see you do well in this role. 

You will work alongside the tight-knit team, the passionate Children's services manager, educational leadership team and the families to develop an appropriate program for individual children or groups of children in our care. 

Selection Criteria


  • Maintain current Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) registration. 
  • Minimum of Bachelor of Early Childhood Education or working actively towards ECT qualifications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of service standards and quality improvement processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team and promote a productive team culture in a diverse work environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of current early childhood theory and curriculum planning
  • Sound understanding of the Approved Learning Framework- Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) for 0-5 years.
  • Strong understanding of the National Laws and Regulations.

What's in it for you:

  • Make a difference and change lives in the Canberra community as part of Canberra's largest community organisation.
  • Join an inclusive and friendly workplace, where people are at the heart of everything.
  • Increase your take-home pay! Because Communities at Work has charity status, you may be able to salary package and increase your take-home pay by thousands of dollars per year.
  • At the commencement of service access discounted childcare fees for your child(ren) including early education and care, out of school hours care, and school holiday programs.
  • Grow your career with professional development, training, and mentoring with the 4-time winner of the Large Employer of the Year award at the ACT Training Awards.
  • Enjoy healthy living with our active lifestyle & healthy activity programs and reimbursements (including remedial massages, annual flu vaccination and more).
  • Receive guidance and support for mental health through our Employee Assistance Program.
  • Receive an additional 5 days of paid personal leave per annum, which makes it a total of 15 days of paid personal leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time staff).
  • Receive the Leadership Allowance established to recognise and reward our Leaders in the Children's Services Early Education and Care Centres.
  • Receive guidance and support for mental health through our Employee Assistance Program.

About Communities at Work

Communities at Work is Canberra's largest not-for-profit community organisation and the largest provider of early education and care services in the region. Our surplus-for-purpose philosophy enables us to invest every dollar we earn right back into the local community. Our focus is on enriching lives today and shaping better futures tomorrow.

We are the five-time winner of the "Large Employer of the Year" award at the ACT Training Awards which demonstrates our commitment to excellence in training, professional development, and career progression of our people.

With over 40 years of experience in the ACT and Capital Region, our people help us deliver a wide range of high-quality education and community services that support positive educational outcomes, assist in alleviating hardship, enhance the quality of life and lead to positive social change in the Canberra community.

How to Apply

Click APPLY or contact the People, Culture and Wellness team on 02 6293 6545 for a confidential discussion. 

Communities at Work encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, mature-aged workers, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

Closing date for applications: 31/10/2023

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