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Group Leader - Thornlands Childcare Centre

The Creche & Kindergarten Association Limited
  • BRAND NEW centre based in Thornlands

About C&K:

C&K is a not-for-profit organisation that is recognised as one of Queensland's leading bodies in the Early Childhood and Education sector. Since 1907, the organisation has grown and developed its social purpose agenda and now educates children in 360 centres comprised of both Childcare Centres and Kindergartens 

We offer a holistic approach to high-quality education centred not just on learning but also on building meaningful relationships to ensure that children feel safe, secure and supported. This centre will specialise in nature pedagogy and will have bright and natural spaces which include modern and natural outdoor play spaces featuring mud play, sandpits, a dry creek with pumping water and a nature reserve for the children to explore.  

About You

Are you ready to take on a challenge and begin the journey of a lifetime? C&K Thornlands is currently looking for a qualified and experienced Group Leader to join the team.

In this beautiful, 131 place state of the art centre, you will be required to work 38 hours per week on a rotating roster between the hours of 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

What's different about C&K Thornlands Childcare Centre: 

  • A unique outdoor environment with large natural play spaces with special fun areas like mud, dirt, natural resources, plenty of shade and a nature reserve.  
  • On-going professional and personal development opportunities - we want you to evolve and grow within our team
  • C&K's exclusive Birth to Three program - we want you to 'slow down' and be in the moment with the children as they learn and explore the world. Our focus is on building deep and trusting relationships with the children
  • C&K's exclusive 'Listening and Learning Together' curriculum approach  
  • Embraces the diversity of children, families and the community

Ideally, you will have the following:

  • An ACECQA recognised qualification.
  • Passionate about nature-play pedagogy and committed to ongoing professional learning and development.
  • Prior experience working in the early childhood profession.
  • Awareness of the National Quality Framework (NQF), Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines (QKLG).
  • Experience assisting with the implementation of a planned program, ensuring the needs of the group and individual children are met.

C&K is committed to an inclusive workforce and we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.   

All C&K employees are required to undergo background checks which include police checks. 

Please note the advertising closing date is indicative only. C&K reserve the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, it is encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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