2IC Lead Educator | Black Rock Early Learning

Story House Early Learning Black Rock


  • We have a team of long term educators who are creative, nurturing and passionate in the way the children are educated.
  • Each educator focuses on group as well as individual children goals which is the base of our high quality program, and extend on their learning through play and the children interest.
  • Our beautifully natural age appropriate outdoor learning environments allow the children to explore at their own pace individually and in groups.


What led you to a career in the childcare industry?
My love and passion for wanting to play an active role in children’s learning journey along with their families and the community.

What are your favourite memories within the workspace?
Children learning about the different ways in which families celebrate Christmas. It was so heart warming to hear them share their stories, listen to other stories and watch the learning and joy happen there and then.

Who Inspires you and why?
I am inspired by my co-workers and peers as there is always something new to learn from others. We are in this together and for the children which is something my team clearly shows.

What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about assisting children to grow into confident, inclusive, happy, challenged and resilient people on a holistic level who are happy within themselves.

What type of leadership style do you have?
Overall I lead by lead by example. Ensuring I practice what I preach and also to ensure that I am firm but fair with all educators. I like to take in all information before making decisions and also know that everyone acts and reacts in different ways.

What makes your service such an amazing service?
The relationships that we have with the families, children and communities. It is a home away from home and a place to feel safe, have fun with a lot of learning along the way.

What are your goals for the service over the next 12 months?
To have a service that continues to be full of life, learning, a team environment and full of passion for learning and fun. This will also in turn ensure a high occupancy and being a part of the greater community.

Black Rock Service Manager


The Role:

We are looking for a highly skilled Float Lead Educator who can be the 2IC to our Black Rock team and support our Service Manager in leading the service. Passionate, loyal, dedicated and collaborative are all words that describe what we are looking for in our 2IC plus someone who is willing to challenge the status quo, effectively assist in implementing change and work seamlessly beside our team to ensure our service is the best it can be! With a fantastic support network and established managers, this is the place to grow your career.

Our Centre:

BLACK ROCK – An amazing coastal centre with a fun and engaging outdoor space. Incursions and excursions on offer from cooking classes and sports to visiting our troops. This centre is a nice size, with 4 rooms, giving you more opportunity to build stronger connections with families. Open between 6.30am-6.30pm.


  • Facilitate learning experiences for children in our service
  • Be part of a collaborative teaching environment
  • Manage QuikKids
  • General administrative tasks
  • Supporting with staffing and team management
  • Provide leadership and mentoring support to other Educators
  • Maintain effective communication with the parents throughout the service
  • Regularly monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of programs
  • Create a friendly, secure and stimulating interactive learning environment
  • Ensure a high level of health & safety standards are maintained at all times
  • Support the Service Manager in leading the team and meeting the obligations under the NQS

Who we’re looking for:

  • Hold a Diploma in Children’s Services
  • Experience working as a permanent lead educator and/or 2IC
  • A strong understanding of Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Standards (NQS)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Dedication to developing the future of children
  • The enthusiasm to be proactive in implementing curriculum
  • A friendly and energetic demeanour
  • Experience using system such as Qikkids an advantage


Our centre welcomes families from surrounding suburbs including Sandringham, Beaumaris, Mentone and Hampton. We offer a state-of-the-art facility boasting beautifully renovated environments, spacious play areas, and modern educational materials.

Our aim is to provide a secure and happy environment where children can develop their intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and language skills to become competent and confident individuals. And for you to feel safe knowing that your child is receiving the best possible care.