Kids' Early Learning Family Day Care Educator - Expression of Interest
- Start an exciting new career in childcare
- Use your childcare experience to become a registered educator and run your own business from home
- Be part of team that delivers quality education and care services
- Be part of an innovative Council
Blacktown is a vibrant city located in the very heart of Greater Sydney, half-way between Sydney City and the Blue Mountains. It is a city of ambition and excitement. With a total of 48 residential suburbs, and population of 395,000 coming from more than 180 different birthplaces, Blacktown City is one of the most diverse communities in Australia.
Working in Blacktown City provides a wealth of professional opportunities. Blacktown City Council is the largest Council in New South Wales, 4th largest in Australia and a leader in the development of the Western Sydney region. With almost unmatched growth expected over the next 25 years, we are on an exciting journey of transformation to prepare for a population of more than 550,000. There has never been a more exciting time to join one of Sydney’s most dynamic and high-performing Councils as we continue to deliver outstanding levels of service for our proud and diverse community and prepare our great city for the future.
About the Opportunity
Kids’ Early Learning Blacktown City is one of the largest growing childcare providers in NSW. Council owned and trusted for over 40 years, Kids’ Early Learning Family Day Care has over 50 Family Day Care educators and is expanding rapidly in response to the diverse needs of our community.
Kids' Early Learning Family Day Care is a home-based quality early education and care service, with a family and community focus. We have been operating for over 20 years, offering professional and supervised care for children up to 13 years of age. Programs and initiatives such as Ready for Life, Ready for School and Munch & Move are embedded in our daily practices.
Kids' Early Learning Family Day Care has achieved the rating of 'Exceeding the National Quality Standards' in accordance with the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) National Quality Framework.
Key requirements include (but are not limited to):
- A passion and desire to work with young children and their families
- A minimum of Certicate III in Children's Services
- A current First Aid, Asthma & Anaphylaxis and CPR Certificate
- Excellent communication skills
- Creativity and flexibility
- The ability to offer more than one year's commitment to the service
Council is a child safe, child friendly organisation. Council fully supports the aims and objectives of NSW Child Protection Legislation, and associated provisions, and will implement all necessary measures to ensure a safe and supporting Council environment, which endeavours to promote child safe child friendly practices. It is essential for applicants to submit your Working With Children Check number with your application. It is an offence under NSW legislation for barred workers to apply for or otherwise attempt to obtain, undertake or remain in child-related employment.
All final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.
Position Description(PDF, 419KB)
Enquiries: Telephone the Kids' Early Learning Family Day Care Team on (02) 9839 6800 for more information.
How to apply for a Working With Children Check number
There is a simple two-step process for getting a new Working With Children Check
Fill in an on-line form or call the helpline to have someone fill in a form for you.
2. Take the application number to a motor registry, pay the fee (if applicable) and have your identity confirmed (you will need to take appropriate identification with you).
The new Working With Children Check will cost $80 for paid workers and self-employed people for a five-year period. There is no fee for volunteers, adults living in a FDC Educators home and students on placement. Find out more at http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/