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Childcare Jobs

We believe in you. And we know firsthand that great futures start in early childhood education and care. From taking your first steps in the sector to looking for a role where you can make a big difference in the lives of thousands of children, Guardian is where your future starts.

We have many roles to choose from, making it easy to find that perfect fit for you.

Our roles include, but are certainly not limited to:

Learn more about how you can make a big impact on children and families in your local area.

Interested in joining Guardian? Call us today at 1300 765 560 to find out how.



Still looking for the right fit?

Did you know that childcare jobs at Guardian centres throughout Australia are sought after by professionals from various backgrounds, educations, abilities, and skill levels? 

It’s true! At Guardian, we appreciate and honour all of the diverse knowledge people bring to our organisation. And we’re passionate about helping you find your niche within the early childhood education and care sector next.

We want you to feel like you’ve found your true calling in life when you join our team, and we’re committed to doing whatever it takes to help you get there. Just like we support the children at our centres in their learning, we also encourage you to develop skills and explore your own interests in the ways in which you see fit.

From providing the very best professional development opportunities out there to giving you the autonomy to design your own career path based on your personal wants and needs, we support you every step of the way by giving you the right tools to excel in the career of your choosing.

Ready to leave the job search behind and obtain a position in one of our childcare centres near you?

Learn more about the professional development opportunities that await you once you join the Guardian team.

And reach out to us today at 1300 765 560 with any additional questions you may have.



Wanting to find somewhere you belong?

Guardian centres are the hub of our local communities. And while children are at the centre of our journey, the families we serve and the team members we work with all come together to create a sense of community like no other.

When you start your career with us, you’ll spend your days giving back to this large community and feeling a deep sense of belonging while you do so. 

You’ll build positive relationships with children—helping them be brave and creative as they explore the world around them. You’ll also build rapport with the families we serve and provide a safe, caring environment for their children. Plus, you’ll be able to collaborate with other professionals in your field who all have the same goal in mind—to make a difference by supporting children as they learn and grow.

Learn more about our community focus and what it’s like to be a part of the Guardian team today.


Looking for a schedule that meets your needs?

Speaking of community, we understand that you belong to a community outside of our doors as well. 

You may have family, schooling, religious, or volunteer obligations in your busy schedule, among other things, which is why we offer flexible positions at many of our Guardian centres throughout Australia.

So, whether you’re looking for a full-time permanent position to casual positions or anywhere in between, we have roles available within our organisation that meet your unique scheduling needs so that you can have it all.

To learn more about open positions with the hours per week you’re looking for, ring us today at 1300 765 560.



Looking for a position that can help you support your family financially?

If a sense of community and the flexibility we provide isn’t enough for you, the financial rewards at Guardian are pretty incredible too. 

As a matter of fact, starting your career in childcare at Guardian means enjoying the many personal, social, and financial rewards you simply can’t find elsewhere, which is why so many professionals choose to start their early childhood career with us. 

We go above and beyond the typical award rates you’ll see in job listings with other childcare companies in Australia. As a matter of fact, not only do we provide competitive wages and salaries for the early childhood education and care sector, but we also provide:

  • A reduced rate on your childcare fees
  • An employee assistance program
  • Free professional development courses for those who qualify
  • Temporary financial support during hardships

At Guardian, we look beyond the hourly rate to make sure you’re rewarded financially for a job well done. So, it’s no wonder that new job seekers often end their job search with us.

Learn more about the financial rewards we provide at a Guardian childcare centre near you.



Hoping for more than just a paycheck?

Looking for more than just a competitive wage? No worries! There are tons of additional benefits for you to enjoy once you choose to work at Guardian because we provide both a competitive wage and a very comprehensive benefits package, ensuring that all of our team members are supported at work and in life.

In fact, just some of the many additional benefits of working at Guardian include:

  • Opportunities for further education
  • A dedicated communication platform
  • Monthly, peer-nominated awards
  • A company-wide commitment to health and wellness

But that’s not all. You’ll also enjoy other team member benefits like:

  • Working in a safe and secure childcare centre environment that has plenty of high-quality resources available
  • Having a voice in the educational programs and initiatives that we provide
  • Being a part of a team that is well-known for being a leader in the early childhood education sector
  • Having the opportunity to mentor and be mentored
  • Accessing world-class professional development, coaching, and conferences

Plus, Guardian is committed to constantly changing and evolving to provide the very best childcare and educational opportunities to all of the families we serve. So you can be sure that your ideas matter. Not only do we encourage you to participate in the decision-making process, we actually listen when you do.

In fact, the contributions made by our team members are so important to us that we have monthly rewards for exceptional effort, Thank You Thursday posts on Workplace, and an Employee Referral Program where you can earn up to $3000 for referring a new employee.

And the benefits don’t stop there. We also make funding available for furthering your education, receiving confidential financial assistance during hardship, childcare discounts, and lease arrangements to reduce your cost of buying and running a car.

Want to learn more about the incredible benefits we provide to our team members?

Call us today at 1300 765 560 to find out the many ways we support and reward you.




Not sure which role is right for you?

Now that you know some of the many reasons why our team members love working at Guardian, we want to help you start your own journey towards working with us.

To make things simpler, we’ve put together this quick guide on the top positions we offer at our childcare centres across Australia. We hope that it serves as a starting point for you to find the opportunity that best fits your wants and needs.


1. Chefs/Cooks

All of the Chefs/Cooks in our childcare centres are an important part of our team. 

At Guardian, we believe in providing healthy and nutritious snacks and meals to all of our children throughout the day. So our chefs/cooks use fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients to create fun, new recipes that everyone will enjoy.

Many of our childcare centres even have vegetable and herb gardens right on the premises to make building healthy habits even easier. 

2. Room Leaders

Room leaders are another valuable part of our team, and we are always looking for room leaders who are just as passionate about serving our community as we are.

As a room leader, you will collaborate with children, families, Educators, and Centre Managers on a daily basis to make sure that the needs of every child are being met, including their social, emotional, and learning needs, just to name a few.

You’ll pay particular attention to the development of each child on an individual level and make sure that they are prepared for primary school and beyond. This means that you’re one of the first adults in their lives outside of family to really make a difference and spark that life-long love of learning in them. 

3. Educators

Another great option in the early childhood field is to become one of our esteemed Educators. 

Because when you become an Educator at any of our childcare centres across Australia, you’re making a commitment to give young children the very best start in life. And with our innovative, whole-child approach, you will have access to a world-class curriculum that focuses on providing support to children as they learn—instead of simply dictating information to them.

A typical day as an Educator with Guardian includes sparking each child’s curiosity, inspiring them to think deeper, watching them build confidence in their skills and abilities, and helping them develop a life-long love of learning.

4. Early Childhood Teachers

If you have a strong desire to work in the early childhood field and the education to back it up, obtaining a position as an Early Childhood Teacher with Guardian may just be the perfect fit for you.

Our degree-qualified teachers are passionate about the valuable role they play in the lives of young learners. And they tailor our world-class curriculum to meet the individual needs of each one of the children we serve.

In fact, Early Childhood Teachers at any of our childcare centres are given full autonomy to develop customized learning programs. They’re also given choice over which professional development paths to follow, have notable mentoring and support programs available to them, and even join leadership councils in order to collaborate with other professionals and participate in the decision-making process.

5. Educational Leaders

Looking for more of a leadership role at one of our childcare centres? 

Educational Leaders at Guardian play a critical part in our leadership team. From developing new ways of teaching and learning to mentoring other educational professionals within our organisation, getting hired as an Educational Leader means that you have a true purpose that you can be proud of.

You’ll spend your days leading programming, building new skills, mentoring other professionals, and driving change through our leadership councils.

6. Assistant Centre Managers

You’ve been working hard, gaining valuable experiences, building your skills, and continuing to learn—and now you’re ready to become a leader in the early childhood education field.

That’s why our Assistant Centre Manager positions may be just what you need to move onto that important next step in your long career in childcare. 

From creating safe and secure environments to influencing other educational professionals in positive ways, becoming an Assistant Centre Manager puts you in the position to help children, their families, and other team members thrive.


7. Centre Managers

Want to make a huge impact and use your unique strengths and abilities to lead others?

If so, you should consider becoming a Centre Manager at a Guardian centre near you. Our Centre Managers are a part of a nationwide team dedicated to providing both outstanding childcare and high-quality instruction to children throughout Australia.

Becoming a Centre Manager means that you’ll spend your days engaging with children, families, team members, and the local community. Plus, you’ll provide all of them with important resources and the right support at the right time.

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