Guardian Childcare and Education Careers


Full-time Permanent
South Yarra, VIC

Job no: 594371
Categories: Educators
Posted: 15/05/2024 09:51 AM

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Your calling starts here.
Are you passionate about early childhood education? Brave enough to dive right in and start learning from day one? Join Guardian South Yarra as a Trainee, and you will be part of the program working with dedicated, professional early childhood education professionals who provide amazing learning experiences in a safe and secure environment.
As a Trainee, you will be able to earn while you learn. You will be supported with formal and practical training to achieve your qualifications in early childhood education. As you do, you’ll be learning from highly skilled and experienced professionals who are constantly seeking to innovate how we deliver teaching and learning programs.
Each day, you will have the cherished privilege of building lasting and meaningful relationships with children and families, supporting them to be brave, curious, and imaginative in their learning. The skills children need to grow and thrive are changing rapidly, so we need brave Teachers and Educators who can inspire a child’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. Through our Trainee program, you bring passion and we’ll support you to develop the skills by giving you a great place to work, incredible colleagues, and benefits that include:

  • Be part of the amazing journey supporting children to be brave, curious, and imaginative in their learning.
  • Get a career head start through formal and practical training and mentoring from highly skilled and experienced professionals.
  • Work in high-quality, well-resourced environments for children and Teams.
  • Enjoy a competitive salary and financial benefits, including attractive remuneration packages, generous childcare discounts, recognition and rewards, and an employee referral program.
  • Flexible work options.
  • WHEREFIT – 2,000 discounted corporate offers at up to 50% off for gyms, studios, activewear, healthy meals, beauty and more…
  • Paid first aid courses and renewals

The Centre
Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education South Yarra. Our programs are focused on play-based learning, and our spacious day care and child care centre provides a nurturing and stimulating environment for children aged six weeks to six years of age, supporting them to discover the world in a safe and secure way.
  Our South Yarra child care centre is just four kilometres from Melbourne CBD, and is conveniently situated for families living or working in the surrounding suburbs Prahran, Prahran East, Cremorne, Richmond and Toorak.
  Our exciting, resource-rich early learning environments include:

  • Passionate Educators who focus on relationships with children and families.
  • Expansive learning spaces with a ‘Wellness Centre’ for daily yoga, and an ‘Invention Centre’ to inspire curiosity, fun, and a sense of belonging.
  • Engaging outdoor environment with spacious rooftop garden and yard featuring a water pump, a creek bed and natural climbing structures.
  • Leading learning programs such as Joy of Reading, Cooking, Out & About Community Excursions, Sustainability and more.
  • On-site Chef providing fresh meals and snacks daily, full of the best seasonal ingredients.
  • Baby nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, all nutritious meals and snacks, high-quality formula and bed linen.

Supported through a caring, dedicated team of University-qualified Teachers and Educators, our South Yarra day care and child care centre is an inclusive early childhood education environment for children where each child’s early learning journey is about being supported to be bold, creative, and curious in their learning journey.
  We celebrate our culturally diverse team at our South Yarra early learning centre with a variety of events throughout the year, extending the children’s knowledge about the community around them.

The Opportunity
As a part of our Trainee program, you will gain on the job experience whilst studying. We pay for the course, and you will receive an hourly rate for all hours worked. Upon completing the Traineeship, you will be issued a nationally recognised Certificate III in Children’s services.
The Centre Manager, your team members and the program assessor will provide you with regular support. You will also enjoy;

  • Building and maintaining meaningful relationships with children, families and fellow educators and the broader centre community
  • Assisting in providing a safe and stimulating environment that meets the social, cultural, emotional, and educational needs of the children and families
  • Preparing the children’s play and learning materials for the day’s activities. Then in collaboration with your peers, extend children’s thinking and learning through intentional teaching strategies, inspiring environments and spontaneous play experiences.

To be considered for a Traineeship, you will:

  • Have a genuine interest in a long-term career within Early Childhood Education
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be willing to commit to an 18-month traineeship program
  • Be willing to obtain a Working with Children Check or state equivalent.

Apply now
So, what are you waiting for? To start your career, apply now to join Guardian Childcare & Education.
We offer referrals for Guardian employees so join us and bring a friend to refer and earn. For more details, visit:
Guardian Childcare & Education values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences strengthen our teams and help us grow. We are committed to providing a workplace where every person is valued, respected, and supported to progress.
We are also deeply committed to Reconciliation and creating an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People feel a strong sense of belonging and connection.
The safety and wellbeing of children will always be our top priority, Guardian Childcare & Education has a zero tolerance for any form of child abuse or harm.

So, what are you waiting for?
Take the leap and apply now to join Guardian Childcare & Education.

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