Early Childhood Educator

Job Description

Are you looking for a fun, supportive, collaborative place to work? Look no further! Kookaburra values each Educators unique strengths and supports ongoing learning and development.

We believe quality early education starts with happy, confident and supported Educators who have a passion for their roles and feel valued.

We are looking for a dedicated Educator who is passionate about Early Childhood Education and Care to support the learning and development of the children attending our service. You will become a member of a very large team of over 25 Educators and will be required to work collaboratively with all key stakeholders. You will be required to embrace the Centre’s philosophy for learning and development which guides all aspects of our program and practice. 

Our Centre

Kookaburra is a Not for Profit Early Education Centre located in Andergrove, Mackay. We have been Educating and Caring for children for over 38 years. We provide all our Educators with opportunities to further their knowledge and skills with regular PD and in servicing. Many of our Educators have been with the Centre for 10 years or more indicating a great work culture.


Thank you for your interest in the advertised position. The aim of this Information for Applicants is to help you understand the selection process so that you can present your best case for appointment.


  • Based upon qualifications and experience. (Children's Services Award 2010)
  • Above award wages are offered in the form of weekly bonuses.
  • Paid RDO once per month
  • Annual leave as per the award

Hours of Duty

  • Rolling roster of early, middle and late shifts between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday (dependent on current qualifications) totaling 40 hours.

How to Apply

Your application should include:

1. A brief summary of your career, outlining relevant positions you have held and major responsibilities.

2. The names, positions and telephone contact numbers for two referees who can comment on your suitability for the position.

Your application should be emailed to director@kookaburrachildcare.com.au and marked Confidential – Educator Position

Position title: Educator

Desirable Qualifications and Legal Requirements

  1. Minimum qualifications:
    • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent (working towards qualification accepted).
  2. Current working with children check or exemption card. (Blue Card)
  3. Current First Aid and CPR Certificates (Early Childhood Specific)
  4. Current knowledge of the NQF (National Quality Framework), EYLF (Early Years Learning Framework) are desirable but not necessary.

Closing Date

Applications close at 4pm 4th July 2024.

Role Commencement 


Selection Process

All applications received will be acknowledged. If you do not receive confirmation of your application, please contact the office on 07 4955 2398.

Short listed applicants will be contacted by email or phone and will be required to attend a face-to-face interview. 

Contacts Information

If you require further information after reading this information package, please ring the office on 07 4955 2398 and arrangements will be made for Angela Watson, Director, to contact you.

If they are not immediately available when you call, please leave your business hours and after hours contact numbers and they will return your call at the first opportunity.