Saturday, 16 July 2016

Gumnut Gardens,Early Childhood Teacher - Room Leader

We have a great opportunity for an enthusiastic ECT to join our welcoming, dedicated and professional team in a small 46 place centre close to Centennial Park. We provide a "home away from home" environment which fosters strong community connections and regular "out the gate" experiences and play and nature-based leaning for all children. We use Edukite to document our daily experiences and individual and group learning.
We are an eco friendly centre offering pa
ddock to plate and sustainably sourced food cooked on site by a qualified chef. Two indigenous cultural educators ( one male and one female) work across all rooms in collaboration with staff. We have a worm farm and chickens which are cared for by the children in the Preschool room. We are committed to regular, quality PD and above award conditions apply. Our centre is open 8 - 5.30 and you may choose to work either five 8 hour days or four 10 hour days with a 3 day weekend.
We are looking for someone for an immediate start and these criteria:
* an Australian B Ed or equivilant
* a genuine desire to work with young children
* an ability to work as part of a team
* excellent spoken and written communication
* understanding of EYLF ( including principles and practice)
* an authentic desire to take children on bi-weekly bush kindy experiences
* an appreciation for aesthetics
* experience or willingness to document children's learning in an aesthetically pleasing and meaningful way
* experience as room leader
DESIRABLE: familiarity with the philosophies of Steiner, Reggio Emilia and Bush kindy programmes.
If you are the kind of person who pauses to collect an interesting artefact from nature or discarded piece of junk whilst in your mind imagining the children may enjoy making with this then you are the person who will enjoy working with us then please mail

Phone: 9361 4369

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