First listed on: 08 June 2023

Qualified Early Years Educator - Permanent


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

Working as part of our dynamic and dedicated team, you will provide high quality care by planning, implementing and evaluating play and learning experiences for children in consultation with families and other educators. We strive to provide environments, interactions and programs that nurture, stimulate and guide each child’s development. 

We provide high quality care and education including long day care, occasional care and kindergarten services. 

Stonnington has three Council-owned and operated Early Years Centres for children aged three months to five years:

  • Hornbrook Childrens Centre in Windsor
  • Princess Close Childcare Centre in Prahran
  • Winter Street Occasional Care Centre in Malvern

This is a full time position with a salary range of $70,936 - $75,365 + super + a monthly accrued day off

Desired Skills and Experience

To be successful you will have a qualification in Early Childhood, experience working Early Year’s Services and the demonstrate ability to effectively work with others. Additionally you have a demonstrated knowledge of the relevant State and Federal policies, regulations and standards and compliance requirements for Early Years Services. A demonstrate a passion for working with children and families, understanding best practices relating to equity, inclusiveness, indigenous perspectives and sustainable practices within an Early Childhood setting are also necessary, along with:

Current and Valid Working with Children Check

  • First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma
  • Excellent Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Experience in Early Childhood Development and Programming

Work for Stonnington today. Work that matters. People who make a difference.  


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

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.

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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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