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Contact Kew Kids East VIC Child Care

2IC | Kew Early Learning Service

ABOUT KEW EARLY LEARNING

  • Opening Hours – 7am – 6pm
  • 5 rooms
  • Regular monthly incursions (Yoga & Happy feet) + Calendar of events including monthly program inspired incursions from outside sources – i.e Marine incursion, Smoking ceremony etc
  • Sustainability and loose parts program
  • Regular walks and engagement in the community
  • animals and vegetable gardens
  • On street parking
  • Onsite Chef
  • Staff of different cultural backgrounds, included in group times and helping families with transition
  • Parent area

MEET OUR SERVICE MANAGER MELINDA MAGDICH

What led you to a career in the childcare industry?
A passion and love for working with children. Watching them grow and develop is so rewarding.

What are your favourite memories within the workspace?
Watching the service grow. We have got a fantastic team of educators and seeing their passion for their job each day is amazing.

Who Inspires you and why?
My whole team. They all have such wonderful teaching methods and interactions with the children is so beautiful to watch.

What are you passionate about?
Providing high quality care and education for the children in our care.

What type of leadership style do you have?
A supportive director is my style. I like my staff to know that i am always around to help support and guide them where possible.

What makes your service such an amazing service?
The educators, families and children.

What are your goals for the service over the next 12 months?
To be running at a higher capacity but still providing the same quality of care.

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2IC ROLE AT CHELTENHAM  

The Role:

We are looking for a highly skilled Lead Educator who can be the 2IC to our Kew Kids 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:

KEW KIDS – This service is located in a beautiful building with a magical feel, an amazing community and strong networks. The service runs a number of fun and purposeful activities for the children and is sure to make you enjoy waking up for work every morning. Open 6.30am – 6.30pm and 5 awesome rooms with established families. 

Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • A minimum of three years’ 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

WHERE TO FIND US

We are situated in Kew East, a short distance from Kew, Balwyn and Balwyn North.

RESPECT  |  GROWTH AND INNOVATION  |  CONNECTEDNESS  |  INTEGRITY  |  SAFETY