Position Title: Educator
Reports to: Service Manager/2IC
Educators assist with the preparation, implementation and evaluation of a developmentally and
culturally appropriate program for children aged 0 to 6 years.
To openly communicate with the Service Manager and employees and report any
challenges to the Service Manager.
To ensure that all duties are performed at a high professional standard.
To ensure that any special dietary requirements of the children are respected and
To support parents in their parenting role by listening
to and respecting parent requests
that relate to health, culture or personal preferences.
To support parents in their parenting role by providing relevant information to support
them in making decisions.
To be aware of the needs of colleagues and to support them in the educational program
and assist in conflict resolution whenever required.
To engage in professional development to maintain currency in ‘best practice’ for the centers educational program.
To attend educator forums and/or professional development meetings.
To be an advocate for the Service.
Actively supervise and interact with children at all times whilst you are on duty at the
Be responsive and implement an educational program for children 0-6 years that is
inclusive and culturally appropriate for all children.
Ensure that the environment is hygienic and safe; so as to promote children’s well being, as
well as their physical, intellectual, emotional and social development.
Assist with the implementation of smooth running and enjoyable routines, appropriate for
the children that respect, and foster individuality and encourages independence.
Ensure that all equipment, indoor and outdoor is inspected regularly and is safe and well
maintained. Document any maintenance and/or report concerns to your team leaders and
the Service Manager.
Facilitate the development of a co-operative team within the Service through open and
honest communication that is considerate, and respects the individuality of others.
Supervise and offer guidance to students in conjunction with room leaders.
Report any concerns regarding, children, families, educators and equipment to the Service
Complete any documentation as specified in the Service’s policies and procedures, the
Education and Care
Services National Law and Regulations and the National Quality Standards.
Welcome and support the orientation of all families into the Service and establish a sense
Communicate with parents in relation to their children on a regular basis.
Encourage parent involvement within the program and the Service activities.
Acknowledge and practice confidentiality within the context of family information, as well
as professional and management protocols.
KEY PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES
Documents observations of the children.
Assists with the center’s documentation of individual and group assessments, and planning
Works within the guidelines of the Education and Care Services National Law and
Pro-actively assists with the implementation of a quality educational program for the
children that will enhance children’s learning and development.
Actively supervises children at all times whilst on duty at the Service.
Assists with the day-to-day intentions of the educational program and be responsive to
children’s interests and needs.
Assists with the children’s daily care routines.
Works professionally with children with additional needs under the direction of other
qualified educators and/or professionals.
Offers guidance, and assist other educators, particularly relief educators who are
unfamiliar with the room and how it operates.
Participates in any additional Service events, which may from time to time be in the
evening or on a weekend i.e.: parent information nights, parent events, and Christmas
With other educators share the household tasks of preparation, hygiene, safety, and
packing away as related to the daily program.
Maintain and implement all work safe practices and procedures as described in the
centers Health & safety policies & procedures.
Use safe food handling techniques as outlined in the Service’s Safe Food Program.
Communicate openly and work co-operatively with Service Manager, Assistant Service
Manager (2IC), lead educator(s), other educators, parents and the children.
Attend educator forums when scheduled.
Contribute to any reviews relating to policy and procedure development, NQS quality
improvement and Service philosophy.
Actively participate in regular coaching meetings and annual educator appraisals.
Attend to other duties as requested by the Service Manager peripheral to the position.
Perform all duties of a Children’s Services Employee in a professional manner.
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
Certificate III in Children’s Services (or recognized and approved equivalent) or
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
understanding and knowledge of early Childhood Developmental Principles
including the Early Years Learning Framework (or approved framework).
Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively with children and
Current Blue Card/Sustainability Card (or ability to obtain prior to start of employment).
Current First Aid and CPR.
Anaphylaxis and Asthma Management training.
As part of this role, please note the following physical demands:
As part of this role, please note the following demands:
General childcare service based activities including walking around the service and during
excursions, standing, reaching, bending and lifting (up to 10kg) as part of daily childcare