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Early Years employment and study opportunities in Bass Coast Shire

Are you passionate about Early Childhood Education and looking for work in Bass Coast Shire?

Funded 3 year old kindergarten will be rolled out across Bass Coast Shire in 2022, and as our population continues to grow, kindergartens and long day care centres in Bass Coast Shire are looking for Educators that are committed and dedicated to supporting childhood development.

The first five years of a child's life gives them the building blocks for their future success. Early Childhood Educators have the responsibility and privilege of educating tomorrows leaders.

If you want to be a part of this journey in Bass Coast Shire click on the Services below to see what opportunities are available.

The State Government is also offering financial incentives to qualified Early Childhood Teachers relocating to regional areas to take up positions (you must be moving 200km or more away from your current home). Click here for further information on current incentives.

Bass Valley Children's Centre

Full time Room Assistant x 2

Please contact Sharyn or Wendy on 03 5613 8000 for further information.

Drysdale Street Kindergarten, White Road Kindergarten and Inverloch and District Preschool - YMCA Early Years Manager

Casual Relief Early Childhood Teachers and Educators

Do you have an Early Childhood Certificate III, Diploma or Degree? We are seeking Early Childhood Teachers and Educators to join our casual relief teams in Bass Coast.

YMCA Ballarat is an Early Years Manager offering education and care to children enrolled at our 85 Kindergartens and Early Learning Centres throughout Victoria. We have 3 services in Bass Coast Shire located in Inverloch (1) and Wonthaggi (2).

More details about the positions

• Casual and variable hours, choose when you work

• Be a valued team member contributing as a Teacher or Educator

• Support high quality education and care

• Spend your time with children – not administration

• Recognition as a valued colleague working together to provide learning to ALL children

• A supportive workplace with opportunities for professional development

• Attendance at our quarterly Regional network meetings

• Career progression opportunities to apply for permanent part/full time positions as they arise.

For further details about these positions visit the YMCA website or email Nidhi Nayak, Recruitment Lead -

The YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people.

Inverloch Childcare Centre

Inverloch Childcare are looking for inspiring and enthusiastic educators to fill the following positions.

Early Years Educators - Full Time

Inverloch Childcare are seeking Diploma and Certificate III qualified Educators to join our team, providing fun and educational programs to children in our care. Must have knowledge of the 'National Quality Framework' and 'Early Years Learning Framework' the ability to build and maintain strong positive relationships with families, children and educators and actively contribute to the educational program by providing innovative and engaging learning experiences.

Kindergarten Teacher - Full Time

Inverloch Childcare is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Bachelor of Early Childhood qualified Kindergarten Teacher who is committed to providing early education and care for children. We are a 104 place service currently running a Beach/Bush Kinder program. Must have Practical working knowledge of the EYLF and NQS, be able to support children in developing school readiness skills and experience implementing an educational program that reflects each child's interest, abilities and ideas.

For further information or a full position description please contact Angela 03 5674 6694

Phillip Island Early Learning Centre

Early Childhood Educator Room Leader

PIELC is a sessional Kindergarten and Long Day Care Centre located on Phillip Island. Our environment enables children to develop their understanding of the world through knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable them to prepare for lifelong learning. Our emphasis is on community-based and sustainable practices, inclusion and equality.

We are seeking a dedicated and caring individual to become part of our team, starting 31 May 2021. Must be able to work across our Service in both Long Day Care and Kindergarten.

Come and join a supportive workplace with opportunities for professional development.

The applicant will hold a minimum qualification of Diploma in Children’s Services. Shifts are full time, within a combination of hours between 7.30am to 5.30pm.

Copies of the Position Descriptions can be obtained from Karen Treppo (

Casual Certificate III/Diploma Education and Care positions as also available - please contact Karen Treppo ( for further information.

All applications and queries must be made direct to the Centres or Kindergartens and any job offers will be made from the Centres or Kindergartens. Bass Coast Shire Council doesn’t not employee any Early Years Educators.

Looking to start studying Early Childhood Education?

Follow your dream and study to become an early childhood educator, centre director, kindergarten educator or family day carer.

Early childhood educators are not just in demand in Bass Coast Shire but right across Victoria. Funded 3 year old kindergarten will be rolled out across Bass Coast Shire in 2022, and as our population continues to grow, this is a career that is in demand. The Commonwealth Government predicts Australia will need an additional 29,000 early childhood teachers by 2023 to cater for the projected number of preschool age children.

There are several Government initiatives to assist people wanting to commence their studies, including free courses. Click here for further information.

Did you know you can study Early Childhood Education locally?

The following training institutes are offering various study options in Early Childhood Education.

Bass Coast Adult Education Centre is offering Introduction to Early Years.

Chisholm TAFE Bass Coast Campus is offering Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care or Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care onsite and online. These are free TAFE priority courses, find out more about your eligibility.

If you are considering a Bachelor of Education – Early Childhood Teaching please contact Andrea at Bass Coast CUC to discuss options for studying online at the new CUC Bass Coast Campus.