Position Title: Educator (Level 3)
Reports to: Service Manager/2IC
The Educator is committed to the provision of an integrated early childhood service encompassing
the care and education of young children. The Educator works as an active member of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure a quality service that is responsive to
the needs of the families and children at the service.
Assist with the preparation, implementation and evaluation of a developmentally and
culturally appropriate program for children aged from 0 to 6 years. Be guided by the Early
Years Learning Framework (or approved framework).
Assist in documenting observations of individual and/or groups of children for educational
Undertake and implement the requirements of National Quality Standards, Law and
Develop an awareness of the health & safety of the children in care and respond
accordingly and within the guidelines of Service policies.
Give each child individual attention and comfort as required and ensure positive
relationships are formed with all children and families.
Work in accordance with food safety regulations and the Services food safe program.
Be responsible for some food preparation, washing and cleaning.
Communicate effectively with the Service Manager; educators and parents to ensure
delivery of high quality child care service.
To implement the Service’s policies and procedures to a high standard at all times.
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
service’s educational program.
To attend educator forums and/or professional development meetings.
To be an advocate for the Service.
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
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 higher.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
A sound 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 certificate (preferred).
As part of this role, please note the following physical demands:
Parents and Children
All government departments
Early childhood peak bodies
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