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Early Childhood Teacher | Oak on South Early Learning Toowoomba

MEET OUR SERVICE MANAGER SARAH DEWHURST

What led you to a career in the childcare industry?
I have always had a love for children and supporting them to learn and become the best they can be. After trying my hand at teaching in schools early on, I discovered my true passion was early childhood and I’ve been working in this sector ever since.

What are your favourite memories within the workspace?
We had our Kindy Graduation at the end of last year and we had children that had been with us since the Nursery when we first opened 4 years ago. It was an honor to see how they had grown and become the amazing little humans they are now. Talking to parents about how we had changed their lives and how grateful they were was so heartwarming and special.

What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about ensuring children have equal opportunity to learn, grow, explore & develop in a safe, loving & fun environment. Its important to me that we support each other across not only our sector but across the community to ensure we can be the best we can be for our future generations to grow. 

Who Inspires you and why?
There are many people that inspire me daily in many different ways, my best friend, my colleagues, my mentors, my family but some of my favorite quotes were from an incredible woman by the name of Maya Angelou who was an Author, Activist & Poet. She spoke of passion & joy and making the most out of any situation, but my favorite quote is “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Make people feel good, make people feel valued, make people feel loved and make people feel happy. Even if it is with just a smile. That smile can make all the difference! 

What type of leadership style do you have?
I am supportive of personal growth and challenge them to think, create & grow as educators. I encourage a culture of mutual respect and compassion whilst also keeping each other accountable and ensuring all requirements are met.

What makes your service such an amazing service?
We are family. We see each other sometimes more than we see our own families and its important that we know each other, that we support each other and most importantly we have fun!

What are your goals for the service over the next 12 months?
To continue to grow and be leaders within the community for high quality Early Education.

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER  

The Role:

We are looking for a highly skilled Early Childhood Teacher to join our growing Oak on South team. We are looking for a Teacher who is not only able to provide engaging educational programs for the children but has the drive to make this the best centre in the community. This is a full-or part time position within our Kinder (4 – 5 years) room with quality programming, access to a healthy professional development budget, well resourced centre and career growth. Whilst ensuring the requirements for the kindy funding are being met, you have the freedom to implement your own learning program and showcase your skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the educational learning experiences for your classroom 
  • Be part of a collaborative teaching environment
  • 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
  • Maintain positive working relationships with all team members
  • 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:

  • Bachelor in Early Childhood Education
  • Teaching experience within the early years essential 
  • A strong understanding of the 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

WHERE TO FIND US

We’re situated in the emerging west Toowoomba suburb of Glenvale. A short drive from Glenvale State School and Darling Downs Christian School.

ABOUT OAK ON SOUTH

  • Opening Hours: 6am-6pm
  • 5 Rooms
  • Incursions include Making Rainbows & Spanish Lessons, Emergency Service visits, Henny Penny, Shows & Special Guests
  • Onsite Parking
  • Onsite Chef
  • Vegetable garden area with multiple gardens and fruit trees & local horses
  • A parent room that will be used for parent sessions
  • Playgroups and pop up shops

RESPECT  |  GROWTH AND INNOVATION  |  CONNECTEDNESS  |  INTEGRITY  |  SAFETY