Early Childhood Educators – Diploma (Full Time) & Cert III (Full Time) Lakemba

Koorana Child and Family Services Ltd
Lakemba, Sydney NSW
Childcare & Outside School Hours Care (Education & Training)
Full time

About Koorana

Koorana’s vision is to create and support learning and social opportunities in caring environments for all children and young people.

We are a community-owned children’s organisation, working with all children, committed to the provision of high-quality early childhood education, intervention, and family support services across Sydney in ways that acknowledge and respect all individuals.

Koorana values self-determination, universal access and equity, mutual respect, collaboration, ethical behaviour, and integrity. Our practice is driven by family-centred principles and evidence-based best practice, fostering natural community inclusion and quality management through the key worker model.

Our services are designed to ensure that families are well informed, have choices, and are supported in their decisions.

About the Role

Koorana runs two Department of Education Licensed Preschools and we’re seeking applications for the below roles to join our team at Roselands to commence immediately:

  • 1 x ACECQA approved Diploma qualified full time Early Childhood Educator working 5 days a week from 8.00am – 4.00pm (including school holidays); and
  • 1 x Certificate III qualified part time Early Childhood Educator (Support Role) working 20hrs per week in term time only.
    • National Quality Framework
    • Early Years learning Framework
    • Child Protection legislation and implications
    • Workplace Health and Safety legislation and issues

The Diploma qualified Early Childhood Educator will contribute to the operation of an inclusive preschool program. They will work collaboratively with the wider preschool team to deliver a quality early childhood education program which reflects the goals of the National Quality Curriculum Framework.  They will also:

  • Implement specific intervention strategies, as determined by the Director and transdisciplinary team.
  • Engage in reflective practice and assessment to enrich children’s learning.
  • Assist the teams to prepare resources to support children’s learning outcomes.
  • Maintain effective communication to support the successful delivery of service to children and families.
  • Adhere to national regulations, as outlined in Koorana’s Preschool Policies and Procedures.

What is on Offer?

Koorana offers the right applicant:

  • Generous above award salaries.
  • The opportunity to work in innovative programs that run during school terms (please note that the full time team member will also work in the non-term time period).
  • Generous programming and planning time.
  • Excellent child (3-5 years) to educator ratios (1:6).
  • An attractive salary package, including salary packaging benefit of up to $18,550 per year and options to access novated leasing arrangements.
  • A positive, truly collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programs.
  • Opportunities for professional development, including a designated budget per employee and paid time off to attend to professional development.
  • A personalised induction program.
  • Refer a friend rewards program.
  • Regular “All In” organisational team building days.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • A Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (ACECQA approved) for the full time role.
  • A Certificate III for the part time role.
  • Certificate in ‘Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk’.
    An understanding of:
  • Be able to be proactive but also act on guidance and work according to organisational standards and expectations.
  • Plan and implement a high-quality early childhood curriculum.
  • Enjoy working in a team-focused setting.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with children, families, colleagues and Koorana management.
  • Be passionate about play-based education practice.
  • Experience in working with children with additional learning needs, within an early childhood setting.
  • Have a sound understanding of inclusive practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a culturally diverse community.
  • The ability to effectively collaborate with other professionals.
  • A high standard of verbal and written communication skills.
  • An understanding of early child development and evidence-based practice in early childhood education and care.
  • Ability to engage children in age- and developmentally appropriate activities and experiences.
  • Covid-19 Vaccination Status or Exemption in line with the Public Health Orders.
  • First Aid Certificate (including CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis).
  • Current Working with Children Check, National Police Check and NDIS Worker Screen Check.

Apply Now

Apply now with your resume and cover letter advising which role you’re applying for. Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing Jane Munro at people@koorana.org.au.

Koorana is committed to child safety and empowerment. Koorana has zero tolerance to child abuse and take seriously any concerns about child safety. We have a robust framework to ensure child safety. Koorana seeks to ensure that its employees are skilled people to work with children. All people who are engaged in child-related work and who are not exempt, including volunteers, are required to hold a Working with Children Check and National Police Check and must provide evidence of these checks.

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and support an inclusive approach in the workplace. We celebrate our diversity and welcome staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

No recruiters, please. We love the work you do but are going solo on this one. We promise… if we need help, we’ll reach out to you.

Employer Questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
  • How many years’ experience do you have as an early childhood educator?



As a for-purpose organisation Koorana is always looking for volunteers to help us support children and families in the community. We have various opportunities to volunteer for us. See how you can get involved.

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