There are lots of big roles waiting for you right now! In some cases, you can even start work in the early learning and care sector while you study towards a qualification.
Members of the Early Learning and Care Council of Australia offer careers in locations right around the country.
The Australian Government forecasts there will be 222,700 early childhood educators, teachers and managers working in Australia by 2026, contributing to an 11% jump in five years. For those passionate about working with children or applying for an early education job in Melbourne childcare centres or kindergartens, you can rest assured that this sector is in high demand.
ELACCA’s 20 members include some of Australia’s largest early learning and care providers, operating long day care services and preschools/kindergartens. Its members operate more than 2,300 early learning and care services Australia-wide, providing 25 per cent of the nation’s early learning and care places. Check out our latest news to learn more about ELACCA. See our members’ websites below to learn more about them.
Early childhood educators shape children’s lives in their first five years, a crucial time for their learning and development. Educators plan, play, encourage, explain, nurture and inspire. They support children as they grow and develop in all aspects: physical, social, emotional, personal, spiritual, creative and cognitive. To do this, they plan activities and assess each child to support their learning and development.
With a child’s brain building more than a million new connections every second in their first few years, early educators are crucial in guiding a child’s learning journey, to help build a strong foundation for the future.
Different early childhood educator jobs and their required qualifications include:
You can count on ELACCA to help you locate early education childcare jobs in Melbourne near you. Explore our jobs in VIC, and check if your qualification is suitable for the required job vacancy. If you’re a secondary school student interested in work experience, we’ve got you covered too. At ELACCA, we pride ourselves on providing opportunities for work and study for everyone interested.
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You might know them as ‘childcare workers’ but their role is far bigger than that. We know them as early childhood educators and they change lives. Find out how they guide children’s learning and development, to give every child the best chance in life. Discover what an incredible role they play in little lives.