Teacher - Mackay CFC

Job Description

“C&K mean what they say. Putting children first is an embedded part of all their thinking and decision making. I love working with like-minded people.” - Rebecca Ireland - Director, Yuingi Childcare Centre

For Children. For You. For Always.

Are you ready to make a difference that lasts a lifetime?

At C&K, our purpose is to make a positive impact on children’s lives. It’s what we’ve been doing for more than 115 years. Through evidence-based thinking, hard work and true compassion, we’ve built a trusted reputation as Queensland’s leading provider of early childhood education.

Join us and find a better way with C&K - for children, for you, for always.

Find your Better Way

Every C&K career helps children belong and grow. We want the same for you and joining C&K means impacting a child’s life journey for the time they spend with us and long after they leave.  But, so much of what we do depends on you.

We’ll set you up for success with a range of benefits, programs and opportunities to help you earn, be well and grow.

  • Get a better deal with a wage rate of $39 - $54 per hour plus salary-sacrificing options
  • Get the best start to your teaching career with our 12-month Beginning to Teach at C&K program. 
  • Live, work and be well with our Employee Assistance Program for you and your family.
  • Find a healthy work-life balance with parental leave, return-to-work support, and family-friendly priority access to C&K childcare centres.
  • We fully fund your Blue Card, Police Check, First Aid, CPR, and Asthma and Anaphylaxis certification.
  • Save money with childcare discounts for eligible employees with children enrolled at a C&K Branch Centre.
  • Be rewarded for supporting the growth of our teams with a $1000 referral bonus for referring a successful candidate to a C&K vacancy.

Help shape the future of children in our care

As one of our highly valued Early Childhood Teachers with our Mackay CFC team, you’ll support and guide children’s learning and development, so they become curious, capable and confident lifelong learners.

Our vision is to be a trusted children and family centre that empowers all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to grow, learn and build on strengths with connection to land, sea and cultures.

With energy, creativity and a passion for education, you’ll take a hands-on approach to teaching children 6 weeks to 5 years in a play-based learning environment. And as an approachable leader for families, children and your team, you’ll nurture a culture where everyone can belong, grow and thrive.  


What you’ll bring

Whether you’re an experienced early childhood professional or newly graduated, if you’re energetic, fun and committed to guiding children’s early learning and development, we’ll set you up for success!  

To thrive in this role, you will have:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood or equivalent (recognised by ACECQA)
  • Knowledge of the National Quality Framework and Standards and the Early Years Learning Framework and Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guide.
  • First Aid, CPR and Asthma and Anaphylaxis certification.
  • Valid Blue Card and current Police Check (within three months or willing to obtain these).

Join us and find a better way with C&K - for children, for you, for always.


C&K is a child-safe organisation and all C&K employees are required to undergo a police check and not be a ‘
Restricted Person’ or Suspended Educator under the QLD Blue Card System.


We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from all backgrounds.

Mackay, QLD