Kindergarten Early Childhood Educator – Level 1 & 2 – 46/52 Model of Employment

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Work type: Full time - Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Community, Services

Kindergarten Early Childhood Educator – Level 1 and 2 – 46/52 Model of Employment

Multiple permanent positions Full-Time 

Starting salary Band 4A - $ 60,243.63 p.a. + Super + paid term break (school holidays)

Starting salary Band 3A - $ 54,768.81 p.a. + Super + paid term break (school holidays)

Starting ASAP

Are you looking to join an organisation that values the meaningful work that you do as an early childhood educator?

Come and join Yarra City Council as a Kindergarten Early Childhood Educator and experience the difference that working in a passionate and supportive team makes.

Yarra is expanding our kindergarten offering. This includes new services in Fitzroy at Connie Benn ELC/Atherton Gardens Kindergarten.

To find out more about our Long Day Care Centres, Occasional Care programs, Outside School Hours Care and Kindergartens visit us on

Kindergarten Early Childhood Educators employed at Yarra enjoy the generous employment conditions of the Yarra City Council Enterprise Agreement 2021-2025 including:

  • Starting salary Band 4A - $60,243.63 p.a. (that’s $30.48 per hour) with annual increments
  • Starting salary Band 3A - $54,768.81 p.a. (that’s $27.71 per hour) with annual increments
  • 8 hours non-contact time each week, 
  • paid Term Break (10 weeks per year)
  • additional leave entitlements including ceremonial leave and parental leave,
  • exceptional professional development and career opportunities,
  • recognition of service incentives,
  • access to Employee Assist Program.

Yarra is a child safe organisation and as such you will understand the important role that educators play in protecting and advocating for children’s wellbeing.

To be successful in this role, you will need the following qualifications;


  • Minimum qualification Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, (or equivalent),
  • Up to date First Aid, CPR, EpiPen and asthma management qualifications, 
  • Valid Working with Children Check,
  • Team focussed approach,
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate responsive routines and programs guided by the approved learning frameworks
  • Current mandatory reporting training, and
  • You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.


  • At least 3 years’ experience working as a Diploma Qualified - Early Childhood Educator,
  • An understanding of the importance of Indigenous perspectives education,
  • Training and experience in trauma informed practice.
  • Experience with Xplor or other online learning platform, and
  • Ability to demonstrate a competent level of English, both written and spoken.

If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, apply now!

Yarra city council is an exciting and flexible Organisation. We pride ourselves on inclusive culture and diversity. We aim to make a positive difference in people’s lives and continually improve service to the community.

For further information, please see the position description below or contact Robert Stevens, Team Leader of Children’s Services Operations – Early Years, at

Download File Sessional Kindergarten Early Childhood Educator - Level 1 - Position Description September 2022.pdf

Download File Sessional Kindergarten Early Childhood Educator - Level 2 - Position Description October 2022.pdf

Applications close on Wednesday 29 March 2023.

In your application please note that the selection panel will assess your CV against the technical skills, ability and qualifications of the Position Description as well as your cover letter and separate responses to the questions in the application process.

*This position is subject to satisfactory Police Check, Working With Children Check, proof of COVID-19 full vaccination and a Pre Employment Medical Assessment prior to commencement. Pre-employment checks are not used by Yarra City Council to prevent any applicant from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Yarra City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.

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