Careers with Child Australia
Child Australia is a leading not-for-profit organization with a proud history in early childhood services and educator support within Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
We are a progressive employer of choice, dedicated to providing a supportive and professional work environment for our people. Being not-for-profit means that the children in our care remain our number one priority, and services are able to invest money back into the areas they need it most.
We strive to offer high-quality innovative education & care, build services to be proud of, and put theories into practice.
Child Australia offer a range of employee benefits and initiatives:
- A 4.6% salary increase provided to every staff member as of 1 July 2022
- 50% discount on childcare gap fees for full-time staff members and 10% for part-time staff
- New Awards & Recognition programs
Ongoing Professional Development
- New leadership development initiatives for our staff
In addition to these benefits, here are even more reasons to become an Educator with Child Australia:
We put your health and wellbeing first
- Flexible work hours opportunities
- 9-day fortnight pilot at selected centres
- Bi-monthly wellness days within services at every centre
- After hours cleaner on staff at every centre
We recognise the hard work and dedication you bring to work
- 5-15% above award wages
- Educator of the month celebrations at every centre
We support and encourage your professional development
- Tailored 12month Professional development plan
- Paid staff meetings with dinner provided at every centre
- Child Australia Training Forums each Quarter
- Off the floor programming time for every educator
- Free registration to attend CA conferences (LPBD NT/ ECLD WA) for all educators
Hear from our team members
“I have recently started working with Child Australia and can say I've never came across a more supportive team. Everyone is willing to help out and make others feel comfortable and confident.” - Educator
"Working at Bagot Community Outside School Hours Care has been a hugely rewarding experience, connecting with the whole community and feeling like I'm a small part of a large family." - Educator
“I started at Child Australia as a casual Educator six years ago. Since then I have been given many opportunities to grow and develop in my career all the way to where I am today. Attending the trainings and meetings that Child Australia offers has helped me to achieve me professional goals and become the educator I am today' – Alanna, Assistant Director
“My favourite thing about working at Harrisdale ELC is how supportive the team is and also how culturally inclusive we are here.” Claire, Educator.
“It is a great environment for both children and staff, it's positive and a very creative area where everyone can share ideas and learn from others. Senior staff are always willing to teach the younger and newer members how things are run. By explaining it and doing it with them to ensure that it is done correctly and with complete understanding of why. No questions are ever too silly and everyone's ideas are taken into consideration even with the younger staff and this is a big reason why I like working at Larapinta ELC because I am never made to feel small. My ideas matter just as much as everyone else’s.” – Ellie, Educator
“As a childcare educator, I believe that our task is to help children communicate with the world using their potential, strength and language. Child Australia supports my philosophy and gave me an opportunity to follow my ideas and beliefs as an educator.” – Meetu, Senior Educator.
“I have learnt more in the last four years working for this wonderful organisation than I have in the other 16 years in my career within the Early Childhood sector. Not only do they provide all the bells and whistles with salaries etc, they also provide continuous support for individuals and their career pathways. This organisation cares. Staff feel valued. There are no ridiculous expectations for staff and their workload. We are not cookie cutter services - we are all unique.” – Renee, Centre Director
“I have been at Palmerston ELC for 5 years and during this time I began studying my Bachelors of Education. Child Australia have supported me every step of the way and given me the opportunity to teach children as well as giving me experience for my future as a teacher.” – Ploy, Early Childhood Teacher