Lead Educator | Long Day Care | Birtinya

Date: 8 Feb 2024

Location: Birtinya, AU

Company: YMCA Brisbane


Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children? Do you believe in creating a nurturing and inclusive environment for their growth and development? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!


We are currently seeking a Lead Educator on a permanent full-time basis to join our team.


Why Choose YMCA Queensland:


At YMCA Queensland, we have been dedicated to supporting local communities through our child care services for over four decades. Our Centre-based long day care facilities are designed to promote play-based learning, fostering the curiosity and creativity of young minds.


Perks That Set Us Apart:


  • Above-Award Compensation: We offer competitive salaries, with the potential for up to 8% above the industry standard for the right candidate.
  • Onsite Parking: Say goodbye to parking hassles with our convenient onsite parking facilities (subsidised)
  • Limitless Learning Space: Our learning environment for children is brimming with endless possibilities, ensuring each child receives the best care and education.


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:


We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity, creativity, and the well-being of both children and their families. Your role as an Early Childhood Educator at YMCA Queensland will directly contribute to this commitment.


About the Centre:


Situated just 15 minutes north of Caloundra and 7 minutes west of Bokarina, our Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) Early Learning Centre was established in 2016. Located on the hospital rooftop, we provide essential care and education predominantly to the children of hospital staff. Surrounded by the beautiful Birtinya's Birtinya canals and housing estates, it offers a unique community lifestyle.

Operating from 6 am to 6 pm, we support the hardworking medical staff at the hospital by providing high-quality child care services.

Our Centre caters to up to 83 children daily, surrounded by parks, creeks, and play areas that inspire creative programming both inside and outside our facility. With a dedicated programming room, you'll have the freedom to design and create programs that stimulate inquisitive and adventurous young minds.


Your Benefits:


  • Career Growth: We offer career coaching and pathways, helping you grow professionally within the early childhood education sector.
  • Extensive Support: Enjoy an excellent support network with marketing, accounts, operations, safeguarding, and other departments to help you thrive in your role.
  • Wellbeing Lifestyle: Receive a free YMCA gym membership and discounted rates at our childcare facilities, along with other health and accommodation benefits.


About You: Bring Your Passion to Life!


Are you ready to infuse your unique energy and enthusiasm into the world of early childhood education? At YMCA Queensland, we're looking for vibrant individuals who embody a love for children and a zest for life. Here's what we're seeking in our ideal Early Childhood Educator:


  • Qualifications and Passion: Whether you hold an ACECQA approved qualification like Certificate III or Diploma in Children’s Services or you're passionately pursuing one, your dedication to the field is what truly counts.
  • Experience and Insight: Your hands-on experience or deep knowledge of early childhood education sets you apart. Your insights can light up young minds and fuel their curiosity.
  • Flexibility and Adaptability: We're looking for adaptable souls who thrive in a dynamic environment. Your ability to switch gears and embrace change is a valuable asset.
  • Creativity Unleashed: Bring out your inner innovator! We want you to craft programs that captivate and inspire, all while having a blast.
  • Team Player Extraordinaire: Collaboration is key. Your supportive nature and organizational skills will make you a cherished member of our team.
  • Safety First: Safety is paramount, and your commitment to obtaining or already possessing a valid Working with Children’s Check, along with essential certifications like CPR, First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis, underscores your dedication to our young charges' children’s well-being.


Join us in shaping the future with your passion and vibrant personality. Become a part of our team, where your uniqueness is celebrated, and your impact is limitless. Apply now and let your passion shine!



For more information about YMCA Children’s Services, please visit our website at https://www.ymcachildcare.com.au


Our Commitment:


At the YMCA, we are dedicated to empowering all children and young people to feel safe and thrive in their families and communities. To ensure the right people are in the right roles, we maintain a rigorous screening process, including police checks. Learn more about our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy  




Join us in making a positive impact on young lives, and become part of our equal opportunity, child-safeguarding focused team at YMCA Queensland!