Casual Childcare Educator - Acacia Ridge

Date: 17 Sep 2023

Location: Acacia Ridge, AU

Company: YMCA Brisbane

YMCA Brisbane proudly offers child care that excites and inspires little minds. We know the magic power that creativity, play and a nurturing environment can have on a child’s confidence and learning.


 We are committed to helping children grow in body, mind and spirit. Our early learning centres employ a play-based learning curriculum that teaches children about the world, about others and about themselves. We have your child’s best interests at heart, and we love to see them grow!



Our exceptional team at YMCA Acacia Ridge Early Learning Centre is one big, happy, multicultural family!  Our experienced staff come from many countries including the Czech Republic, Russia, Spain, the Philippines, Pakistan and Australia. 


We have provided early learning child care support and expertise to Acacia Ridge families for 40 years, and our amazing Director Renata has been a familiar face at the centre for more than 20 years.


 The outdoor play area and ‘musical sandpit’ are the perfect setting for children to explore and create their very own musical masterpiece. Our educators provide endless opportunities for children to explore their sense of sound, art, music and other fun and interactive experiences. Through our partnership with YMCA Gymnastics, we provide children with regular KinderGym lessons - an easy class to let kids unleash their imagination and learn simple gymnastics skills.




We are seeking casual Educators to join our early learning service situated at Acacia Ridge. 

  • Must be available for open and close shifts
  • Create an environment which fosters children’s safety, security, and positive relationships


Your key responsibilities will include: 


  • Liaise and communicate effectively with parents and other staff, including hospital staff
  • Monitor and provide appropriate level of supervision 
  • Contribute to a positive learning environment for all children and educators
  • Help other educators with programs through your strong understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Standards (NQS)


It is essential to have the following: 


  • Hold a Cert III in Children's Services or ACECQA approved equivalent (or actively studying towards)
  • Demonstrated experience in early childhood education
  • Ability to effectively organise and plan activities
  • Have a current Working with Children’s Check or willing to obtain





To apply, please click the 'apply' button and submit your resume (including details of two (2) referees) and a covering letter detailing how your experience meets the selection criteria.






At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe, at the Y, in their families and in their communities. As such, we ensure that all of our candidates are appropriately screened (including police checks) to make sure that the right people are in the right roles. To learn more about our screening processes, click here to view our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy:


The YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding children and young people