Educator - Outside School Hours Care

Date: 14 Sep 2023

Location: Sandgate, AU

Company: YMCA Brisbane

Are you ready to get back to your ABCs, capture the flag, and Friday afternoon craft?! Discover a rewarding career as an Outside School Hours Care Educator with the YMCA.


We’re looking for anyone with a children’s services qualification (or would be willing to work towards one) who is passionate about helping children grow… and may be a kid-at-heart themselves!


Being an OSHC educator holds a lot of flexibility to prioritise study or family needs, and at the Y, you might just discover a family of your own – we have a supportive team on the ground and at head office.



What being an OSHC Educator entails


OSHC educators care for children before school, after school and during school holiday periods. Highlights include running fascinating, fun-filled and educational activities with primary school children – such as science experiments, outdoor games and painting.


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 eligible for staff incentives and discounts; and
  • be provided with regular professional development and training.


Your workspace at The Y


YMCA Sandgate Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) is located between Lagoon and Keogh Street situated on the land of the Turrbal people.


Formally known as Cabbage Patch Creek the stretch and wide expanse of water provides for beautiful views of the Sandgate Lagoon, known as the Warra land by our first nations people, contains natural wildlife such as turtles and a variety of birdlife.


Our Sandgate community are both from a multi-cultural and linguistically diverse community who pride themselves in acceptance of all. We are licensed for 120 children and offer ‘Before and After School Care’ and ‘Vacation Care’ between the hours of 6.30am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday for 50 weeks of the year minus public holidays.


We provide our children with a healthy breakfast to start their day and a menu that reflects our families and children to carry them throughout the day.


We are located on what use to be Sandgate Primary School old Prep area which has been transformed into OSHC - surrounded by large trees overlooking the beautiful wildlife lagoon.


Our Y provides a mix of indoor and outdoor play and learning experiences: sandpit and monkey bar play area, mud kitchen and garden areas, with the additional use of school hall, large undercover art space, under cover basketball court and large oval.

Our Service philosophy very much reflects a child first approach with our Service’s primary focus being ‘our environment’ highlighting the importance of sustainability and ‘cultural acceptance and fairness’. Our educators are dedicated professionals who bring a range of unique skills to share with our families, community and children to assist with implementing spontaneous and directed play and learning experiences.


To be successful you must have:


  • A Certificate or Diploma qualification in Children Services or equivalent or if you are studying towards a relevant qualification
  • A Fantastic sense of fun & a tremendous imagination
  • Hold or are willing to obtain a current First Aid and CPR certification 
  • Current Blue Card or willing to obtain one 


YMCA also offers an excellent employee benefits program that includes:


  • Work Life Balance - Split shifts morning and afternoon giving you more time for study, family or fun. 
  • Free YMCA gym membership;
  • Discounted rates at our childcare facilities;
  • Discounted rate on 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. 


Interested? Apply Now!


To apply, please submit your covering letter and resume, detailing your experience against the selection criteria by clicking the 'Apply for this Job' button.


For further information on YMCA OSHC, please visit the YMCA website


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