Educator - Outside School Hours Care

Date: 31 Aug 2023

Location: Merrimac, AU

Company: YMCA Brisbane

The Y Queensland’s childcare services has been at the heart of Australian communities for more than 40 years, with our first early learning service opening in Brisbane in 1977 after we identified the need for childcare that focused on helping children grow in body, mind and spirit.


YMCA Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) provides fun, stimulating and safe care for primary and secondary school children before and after school. At OSHC, children have the opportunity to participate in cooking, sport, music, art, dance and so much more.



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YMCA Merrimac Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) is situated within the vibrant surroundings of Merrimac State School. The School has a wonderful history, dating well over 100 years, and together with the Centre creates a natural, country-based atmosphere. We offer Before & After School Care, as well as Vacation Care for Families of Merrimac State School and the wider Gold Coast Community.


Our program offers our children the opportunity for both indoor and outdoor activities, which we incorporate into our numerous play spaces, including playgrounds, sandpits, tennis court, indoor and shaded multipurpose spaces, our Rec Room and uniquely…the original “Old School Building”.


With Care and experience a high priority for YMCA Merrimac OSHC, we have amazing and dedicated Educators who take pride in the exciting times our Children are provided. Our Team either hold or are soon to complete Qualifications in Early Childhood, with the Majority holding Diplomas or working towards their Education Degrees.


Our Centre Coordinator has been at the service for 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise from the childcare industry. All Educators hold a positive blue card, with the Centre always having staff on site qualified in first aid and CPR training.


We cannot wait to be play a positive role in your Child’s Growth, Development and Future.



OSHC Educators care for children before school, after school and during school holiday periods. You’ll assist in running fascinating, fun-filled and educational activities with primary school children, such as science experiments, outdoor games, painting and musical activites.

As an OSHC Educator you will:


  • Hold a rewarding, challenging and interesting position
  • Be able to allocate your availability to suit study or family needs
  • Have the opportunity for career advancement
  • Join a team of dedicated staff and fantastic children and families
  • Be provided with regular professional development and training


Our children and Educators bring our inclusive space to life, ensuring our program is engaging with a range of planned and spontaneous play experiences.


The YMCA is the fastest growing OSHC provider in the South East with over 50 services that provide our staff with the ability to grow their careers while balancing everyday commitments.





  • Hold a Certificate or Diploma qualification in Children’s Services, or are studying towards a relevant qualification
  • A fantastic sense of fun and a tremendous imagination
  • Hold or be willing to obtain a current First Aid and CPR certification 
  • Hold a Positive Notice Blue Card or be willing to obtain one 





The YMCA offers many employee benefits including:


  • Free YMCA gym membership
  • Discounted rates at our childcare facilities
  • Discounted rate on selected health care through Medibank Private
  • Discounted accommodation rates at the George Williams Hotel
  • A range of online benefits through our online employee discounts and benefits program





To apply, please click the ‘APPLY’ button and submit your resume and a cover letter detailing how your experience meets the selection criteria.


Our Commitment


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.