Early Childhood Teacher – SDN Northern Suburbs- NSW


Early Childhood Teacher – SDN Northern Suburbs- NSW




SDN Children’s Services is looking for a full-time Early Childhood Teacher (ECT), to join our supportive and innovative education and care centre in Crows Nest.  As an ECT you will bring your experience in developing a creative and inclusive child-focused curriculum, enabling children to reach their full potential whilst providing a safe and stimulating environment.


The centre

SDN Northern Suburbs Children’s Education and Care Centre has been operating in Crows Nest since 1929. Positioned in an area with a high density demographic, it is one of the only local centres with a large natural outdoor play space. The child care centre caters for 75 children from birth to five years old.


About SDN

SDN is a not-for-profit organisation with more than 100 years’ experience educating and caring for children. We provide inclusive long day care and preschool, as well as targeted support services to families and children facing challenges.



Responsibilities include:


- Take a lead in the development, delivery and evaluation of a quality early learning program for children enrolled in the Centre, ensuring individual children’s strengths, interests and needs are identified and their learning enhanced

- To embrace and implement the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and ensure that the service maintains operating standards as outlined in the

- National Quality Standards, continually working towards achieving a high quality rating.

- To engage in face-to-face teaching as well as non-teaching tasks that supports the centre and operational requirements.

- Monitor and document children’s development and progress through a diverse range of methods that reflect the principles of the Early Years Learning Framework.

- Understand and follow licensing, legislation and regulations relevant to sector including the Child Protection guidelines and understand own responsibilities as a Mandatory reporter




To be considered for the role you will have:


- University qualifications in Early Childhood Education

- A Working with Children Check clearance number (or willingness to obtain)

- Certified Supervisor number (desirable)

- Senior First Aid certificate

- A commitment to inclusive Early Childhood practice and social justice

- Team leader experience

- An understanding of current pedagogical thinking and research

- Well-developed written and verbal communication skills

- A demonstrated ability to work as part of a team

- The ability to form warm, responsive relationships with children- Ability to work with minimal supervision




Further Information

Culture & benefits


At SDN we are working towards a future where the promise and potential of every child is realised.  At SDN too can realise your promise and potential. Working at SDN you will benefit from discounted child care fees, study support, paid parental leave, work/life balance, and professional development opportunities.  SDN is a progressive employer dedicated to providing a supportive and professional work environment.  



How to Apply

If you are ready to realise your potential, then we want to hear from you!

For further information please contact Amy Fossett; Recruitment Advisor on (02) 9213 2414.  

Applications must be received by close of business, Tuesday 2nd July 2013.



Working with Children Check Applies.

Candidates from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are encouraged to apply.




Apply Before: 2nd July 2013



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