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Educational Leader | Oak on South Early Learning Toowoomba

MEET OUR SERVICE MANAGER TANYA RICHARDSON

What led you to a career in the childcare industry?
A career in Early Childhood Education and Care has always been a dream since I was a little girl. Influencing and shaping the lives of young children and their families is a dream that I still live everyday. Early childhood equips children with skills and capacity to be effective and engaged learners through to school and beyond and I am privilege to be part of this journey.

What are your favourite memories within the workspace?
Seeing joy on the faces of children and their families.

What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about providing secure reciprocal relationships in an environment that provides opportunity for children to become socially competent through building friendships and secure relationships.

Who Inspires you and why?
Dr Suess – he has the ability to inspire you in a fun learning way, His ability to use language to share a message, educate and change the world through his tales. He has taught children to read through cartoons and uses his stories to bridge the gap between adults and children, writing books that children and their parents wanted to read, and still do. “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”

What type of leadership style do you have?
I believe my leadership style is multifaceted I like to influence inspiration, coach, mentor and role model, building a team where we accomplish goals and motivate each other.

What makes your service such an amazing service?
We keep growing and challenging ourselves as a community working together in a company that supports creativity and craziness.

What are your goals for the service over the next 12 months?
Making a difference in the eyes of a child…

EDUCATIONAL LEADER

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:

  • Inspire the team to plan an educational curriculum for children that is inspired by children’s interests
  • Provide leadership and mentoring support to educators to effectively implement the cycle of planning to enhance programs and practices. 
  • Lead the development and implementation of an effective educational program in the service.
  • 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:

  • Hold a minimum of a Diploma in Early Childhood Education
  • Previous experience working as a permanent Educational Leader and/Lead Educator
  • A strong understanding of Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Standards (NQS)
  • A researcher, reflector and innovator of program and practice in the early childhood field
  • Possesses sound knowledge of theorists, early childhood practices, approaches and the Early Years Learning Framework.
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Storypark experience highly desirable (not mandatory)
  • 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’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