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Early Childhood Teachers - BOORI MILUMBA (Child Shine) ECEC Program - Nowra

Cullunghutti Aboriginal Child & Family Centre

The Future of Early Childhood Education and Care Starts here:

Transform your career with our Innovative Staffing Conditions

  • This is a professional, once in a lifetime opportunity commencing 5th January 2024,
  • 1 : 3 teacher : child ratios, high quality culturally strong program, 5hrs per day face to face, 3hrs per day off the floor for planning, professional development & reflective supervision.
  • Full-time support by a multidisciplinary team made up of Aboriginal Cultural lead, Pedagogical Lead, Infant mental health practitioner, Family support worker, Qualified Teachers in every classroom.
  • 5 days per week, for a minimum of 3 years, full-time hours.
  • Salary sacrifice options available.
  • Above award wages
  • Monthly staff wellness program with access to Clinical supervision, and Employee Assistance program (EAP) including your family
  • Enriching Cultural immersion program for all Educators and Staff.

About Cullunghutti

Cullunghutti Aboriginal Child and Family Centre prides itself on being a place of belonging for all children, their families, and the Shoalhaven community. Our centre is dedicated to all Elders, past and present, for their valuable knowledge, wisdom, and loving care passed on to our Boori’s and their families, as well as the community.

Cullunghutti is a culturally safe special place for children and families and staff to connect, grow, and learn together, reflecting and strengthening Aboriginal identity within the wider community. It brings together a range of early childhood, health, and family support services to improve education, health, wellbeing, and quality of life for Aboriginal children and families, and helps them learn and grow to become the future leaders of our community.

Cullunghutti Aboriginal Child and Family Centre was established under the Indigenous Early Childhood Development National Partnership Agreement (IECDNP), as a Closing the Gap initiative. We are a not-for-profit organisation, and self-managed by our Aboriginal community.  

About the program

Boori Milumba is a partnership initiative between, Cullunghutti Aboriginal Child and Family Centre, SNAICC, The Parkville Institute and Social Ventures Australia (SVA) to co-develop, trial and evaluate an evidence informed intensive early childhood education and care (ECEC) program, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

The development of the ECEC program model will be a community led design process that will bring together community knowledge and practice, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and wisdom, and relevant insights and learnings from an intensive early childhood education and care program that was trialed in Victoria. It will research the impact of Aboriginal led, high quality early childhood education and care to improve early childhood education for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families nationally. This is an Australian designed centre-based early education and care model that supports children and families living with significant social disadvantage and family stress so that children can enter school as confident and successful learners, developmentally on par with their peers. It is a multi-disciplinary model that offers high quality early education and care, infant mental health and family support, in partnership with families and local community organisations and agencies.

Cullunghutti Early Learning Centre was selected as the site for this exciting program. The results from previous trials have found that children who participated in an intensive early education and care program had significant improvement in their cognitive (IQ and language) and non-cognitive skills (resilience and social –emotional). The University of Melbourne research team undertook a rigorous evaluation and some members have established Parkville Institute to continue the work.

All applicants are required to address the criteria below. Each statement is to be addressed individually, provided with a cover letter and a current resume. Submit via the "Apply Now" button.


  • Degree in Early Childhood from a recognised University (as listed on the approved qualification list by ACECQA)
  • Current “Provide an Emergency First Aid response in an Education and Care Setting” qualification
  • Current ACECQA approved Anaphylaxis and emergency asthma management training
  • Accredited Child Protection Training
  • Teacher Accreditation as per state/territory requirements if applicable
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework, Education and Care Services National Law (2010), Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011), Family Assistance Law (Child Care Subsidy 2018)
  • Demonstrated ability within the role of responsible person
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to effectively observe, dynamically program and plan for group and individual children
  • The ability to develop and maintain positive and culturally respectful relationships with families, children and staff
  • Demonstrated understanding of leadership and leading a team successfully
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current early childhood theories of practice
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategies to guide positive children's behavior 


  • Training in working with children who have trauma backgrounds
  • Experience in working with Aboriginal children and/or organisations


  • Undertake a police check
  • Hold a current Working With Children's Check 


Applications must include: 

  • cover letter outlining why you are applying for the position, what skills and experience you bring to the role and addressing the selection criteria above.
  • resume with your skills, experience & qualifications, relevant to the Early Childhood Teacher
  • Referees upon request.

Please submit applications via the "Apply Now" button.

For specific questions about the role please contact:

Tara on 02 4422 4800 

For general information about Cullunghutti Child and Family Services, visit the Cullunghutti website

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