First listed on: 08 June 2023

Assistant Early Years Educator


City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Council’s Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

We are building a safe and inclusive culture where our people are empowered to deliver their best work.  Embracing innovation and change, we continually deliver richer and higher quality services to a vibrant, diverse and iconic municipality. We are passionate and energetic, working as one team to build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. Progress is important to us, and we and make it a priority to invest in our people’s wellbeing, growth and development.

Please view the below documents for this position:

Job Description

As an Assistant Early Years Educator you will:

  • Provide a service which promotes high quality Early Education and Care that meets the needs of children and families
  • Support the Early Years Team to provide programs, environments and interactions, which nurture, stimulate and guide each child’s development.
  • Actively contribute to the positive and collaborative culture of the City of Stonningtons Early Years’ Service Team.
  • Create and provide a safe, secure, welcoming and hygienic environment for children to learn and play.
  • Observe, implement and evaluate play and learning experiences for children in consultation with families and other educators.
  • Maintain a service that operates within all legislative requirements under the Education and Care Act and Regulations and Child Safety Standards.

This is a casual position with an hourly rate of $33.43 + 25% casual loading

Desired Skills and Experience

To succeed in this position you will need:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to connect effectively with children, families and staff in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work in a collaborative team environment and positively contribute to the team.
  • Ability to gain cooperation and assistance from children, colleagues and families accessing Early Years Services.
  • Knowledge of quality Kindergarten and Early Years Programs for children aged 0-5
  • Understanding of the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2018, Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010, and National Quality Framework and Child Safety Standards
  • Understanding of privacy and confidentiality principles within the working environment.
  • Satisfactory completion of a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent.
  • Flexibility to work a rotating roster including all hours of service operation

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For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Ping Quan - Team Leader - Winter St Childcare on 8290 6060 or

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333. 

Submitting your application 

We are no longer using Position Descriptions or Key Selection Criteria. Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you can ‘deliver’ the aspects of the role and that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’. These are the top two sections in the Success Profile. You do not need to have a heading of each point or address each point individually. Recommended no more than 2 pages for your cover letter.

We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

In line with the Chief Health Officers COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Direction, all persons engaged at City of Stonnington, regardless of their role, will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Successful candidates will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.

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