The Career Guide For Childcare Educators 2024

Did you know? According to SEEK, job satisfaction is exceptionally high in the childcare sector (4,2/5 stars). Many seem to have found their dream job here. No wonder. Considering that beyond that, it is an essential part of the community providing quality care for children from birth to five. If you have enjoyed babysitting before, have done a work placement in the sector, or are considering a career change and have always wanted to work with children, this is the career for you!


Early Childhood Educators are in high demand now, and that demand is only going up.


The Early Learning Sector will be a growing and exciting one. It is assumed that Australia will need to hire 16,000 new Early Childhood Educators to address shortages and meet increased demand. As the number of children in the Early Learning sector continues to grow, so does the need for qualified Educators. This growth has led to more opportunities for early childhood professionals. At all levels. Including those who want their careers to move into this field from another area within education.


Combining challenging work with rewarding outcomes


An early childhood education career is an excellent choice for those who want to improve the lives of others.

If you’re looking for a career with the potential to make a difference, an Early Childhood Education career is an excellent choice.

As an Educator or Early Childhood Teacher, for example, to name just two of many different roles to choose from, you’ll play an essential role in helping children adjust to the world around them.

Your benefits on the other side of working with children are many. They provide opportunities for growth and development, help you learn new skills and develop existing ones, and offer constant challenges that keep your mind sharp as you gain more experience.

The rewards of helping others are also significant. Knowing what you do makes a difference in their lives, feeling like part of something bigger than yourself, and using your talents to benefit them.

And, of course, there are numerous opportunities to develop internally!

Imagine starting your career with Journey as a trainee, growing into the role of an Educator, and flourishing as a leader by exploring the roles of a Lead Educator or Educational Leader. But it doesn’t have to stop there. Opportunities exist to support your professional development all the way to Centre Manager or even roles in our Support Office. Depending on your career goals and passion.


For us, it’s not just a job. – It’s our passion.


Do you love working with children and want to make a difference in their lives? Do you want to be part of a fantastic team where everyone has their unique talents and passions? And you want to know that you’re making an impact on society as well as your community by giving children access to high-quality childcare so they can grow up happy, safe, healthy & prosperous?


Making a difference means exceeding expectations.


You can make a difference by exceeding expectations and positively impacting the lives of children, their families and communities. Sound is not good enough for us if we can do better.

Therefore, every voice in our team counts and is equally important. Working together as a team makes us achieve our goals together for our children, their families, and the community. And, of course, for ourselves. This is accompanied by a little pride in what we achieve and a fair bit of satisfaction. And anyone who can draw that for themselves from their profession knows the value of it.


How do we at Journey support our team?


We at Journey offer a range of professional development opportunities. In addition, Journey provides ongoing support and training to our team. And we even offer our own unique online Learning Platform, ‘Journey Academy’, as we are dedicated to helping you succeed in your role and grow according to your plans for your career.

We are very proud to have established a great team culture at Journey. Everyone is valued for their contributions and works collaboratively to achieve the best possible results. Our approach means that everyone feels they can go above and beyond for our children, families, and communities.

If we have sparked your curiosity, look at our current vacancies and apply.

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