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Early Childhood / Preschool Educator (Diploma trained or higher)

Learning Links are looking for an Early Childhood Teacher to work in our Prep4Preschool Program. The Early Childhood Teacher is an active contributor to, the Prep for Preschool program team which provides educational supports for children aged 2- 4 years old who meet priority access criteria, children who have a disability or a developmental concern and are not yet access an early learning service. This role strengthens the engagement of children within early childhood services, promotes the importance of early childhood education to families and assist in a successful transition into an early childhood service.

This role is a fixed term part time role until June 30, 2024 (working Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 5 hours per day) and will work closely with our Prep4Preschool Manager, Prep4Preschool staff, therapists and broader organisational stakeholders.

Day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Planning the fortnightly Prep 4 Preschool program offered to children and their families in collaboration with the allied health team and the Prep4Preschool Manager.
  • Developing strong relationships with children reflecting child focused and strengths-based practice.
  • Developing strong relationships that support and partner with families and the community.
  • Writing and actively contributing to children’s developmental summaries and individual family support plans.
  • Contributing to the termly newsletter.
  • Implementing best practice as per the Education and Care Services National Regulation and Law and the Early Years Learning Framework curriculum.
  • Implementing the policies and procedures of Learning Links at all times.
  • Working collaboratively with other staff towards continuous improvement in all aspects of the service’s operations.
  • Demonstrating effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with all stakeholders.

Why is Learning Links right for you?

  • A supportive and welcoming culture
  • Professional development opportunities across the year. We have above staff ratios, offer a minimum of 4-6 professional development days per year, and have a strong child-centered and strengths-based practice.
  • Access to salary package $15,900 + $2,649 in entertainment benefits + the option to novate a vehicle (tax effective strategy for purchasing a new or used car).
  • Systems and digital skills training to allow you to focus on getting wins on the board.
  • EAP services including access to career support, manager assistance, mental health and counselling services, nutrition/ diet advice, financial counselling, legal assistance etc.
  • Giving back to communities by helping kids from low socio-economic or disadvantaged background.

About you

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification or equivalent
    • E.g. Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching)
    • Diploma trained with at least 5 years experience
    • Diploma trained, working towards a Bachelor of Education
  • Experience working in an early childhood education setting.
  • Understanding of current early education and care legislation and regulations including the EYLF and NQS.
  • Current ACECQA approved first aid, CPR, anaphylaxis, and asthma certificates.
  • Current ACECQA approved Child Protection training.
  • Ability to undertake the physical requirements of the role.
  • WWCC clearance.
  • NDIS Screener check clearance
  • Commitment to working in partnership with families and other professionals


  • Experience working with children who have a disability or development concerns.
  • Experience working with families.
  • Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

About Learning Links

Learning Links have over 50 years’ experience in providing evidence-based therapy, education, and support services to help children build the skills and confidence to learn, develop and thrive. We work in close collaboration with parents, professionals, and schools to work towards our vision of creating a community where difficulties learning is no longer a barrier to a fulfilling life.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as creating a sense of belonging is important to us and you will have a structured and detailed onboarding program to give you a great start in understanding the culture.

Child safety is top priority for us, and we are a child safe organisation. You will be asked to undergo a NDIS Worker Screening Check/ Police check and Working with Children Check.

For further information about Learning Links and a Position Description please click on the link to careers page.