Early Education Child Care Assistant

Part time/full time position

Hours negotiable

Our 18 - 36 months centre is a new addition to our school which is set in extensive, peaceful, tree filled grounds. We have been established in our own premises in Holder for more than 15 years and have been operating in Canberra since 1981. In addition to our early education centre, the school currently has five 3-6 year olds classrooms, two 6-9 years classrooms and one 9-12 years classroom.  With enrolments steadily increasing, further expansion will be necessary within the next few years.

We offer a supportive environment where staff are encouraged to continue their learning journeys - ongoing professional development and opportunities to expand your expertise in other teaching environments are readily available.

Applicants must have:

  • at minimum a Certificate III in Children’s Services
  • Montessori qualifications and/or experience are highly desirable.
  • Current Working with Vulnerable People Card
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally
  • A sound understanding of the EYLF and NQS to support your practice and written communication.
  • Ability to work independently using your initiative as well as being an effective team player
  • Ability to demonstrate positive behaviour guidance strategies to support children’s mindfulness and wellbeing
  • Understanding of and ability to follow all policies, procedures and regulations pertaining to the care for young children
  • Willingness to be flexible throughout all requirements of the daily routines
  • A keen understanding of respectful care-giving through all aspects of the child’s day
  • A current First Aid Certificate (HLTAID004) would be advantageous

Please submit your resume with a cover letter addressing the selection criteria above. Applicants must include names of two recent referees.

Salary according to experience

Email: [email protected] 

4 March 2021

Canberra Montessori School

35 Mulley Street
Holder ACT 2611