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LEAD EDUCATOR | SOUTHPORT

ABOUT SOUTHPORT EARLY LEARNING

  • Oversized indoor room space
  • Large outdoor play spaces
  • Creative art studio
  • Zen garden
  • Master chef cooking space
  • Library
  • Strong collaborative community involvement and connectiveness.
  • An approved Queensland Kindergarten program led by an Early Childhood Teacher.

MEET OUR SERVICE MANAGER HELEN EDWARDS

What led you to a career in the childcare industry?
Romper Room…watching this program as a young girl, inspired me to become an early childhood educator. I would sit with my teddies and dollies when i was a young girl and pretend to be their teacher. Starting my career in child care at the age of 18, i have always been passionate about the development and well being of young children. Many, many years later the enthusiasm has not altered. I have the best career.

What are your favourite memories within the workspace?
A new Mum, leaving her daughter for the first time in child care, giving me a big hug and thanking me for the support she felt. The overwhelming feeling of trust this Mamma instilled in us, was a wonderful feeling and a memory that wont be forgotten.

Who Inspires you and why?
My team of educators…always enthusiastic and passionate about the children in their care. Always creating exciting environment for the children and watching them involve in their learning. Always inspires me.

What are you passionate about?
Health and Well being in early childhood. Providing a balance of good physical health, feelings of happiness, satisfaction and successful social functioning. It influences the way children interact in their environments. A strong sense of well being provides children with confidence and optimism which maximise their learning potential.

What type of leadership style do you have?
I am very understanding and fair and believe we are all equal as a team. I love to help out wherever i am needed and enjoy stepping back into the rooms and engaging with the children. I am a very positive person and love to share my enthusiasm with everyone around me.

What makes your service such an amazing service?
The relationship I and my team of educators have with our families, creating a close community within our service, inspires me and excites me to come to work every day.

What are your goals for the service over the next 12 months?
I would like to create a beach themed, relaxed atmosphere at our service. We live in the most beautiful area of Australia and would like to share the benefits of sun, sea, beach air and surf. We will create Beach Kinder outings, allowing the children to walk to our local beach on a weekly basis providing rich learning environments. We will continue our journey of the inter generational relationship between young and old, visiting the aged care monthly, providing an immense sense of love and satisfaction to both parties. And lastly, my goals for the next 12 months would be to continue to provide the best service for our children.

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Childcare at Southport

LEAD EDUCATOR SOUTHPORT  

The Role:

We are looking for a highly skilled Lead Educator to join our Southport team. This role will be based within our Pre Kindy room. We are looking for an Educator who are not only able to provide engaging programs for the children, but they have the drive to make this the best service in the community, while also being caring, empathetic, passionate and respectful. This is a great opportunity to join a fantastic team and grow your career. 

Our Centre:

This fun service offers a vibrant and engaging environment to work in. With an established team and long-standing families, our Southport centre will not disappoint. Located in the heart of the Gold Coast, our 8-room service has a gorgeous outdoor setting with its very own zen garden, chickens and playground. The Service Manager has a warm and friendly persona and is passionate about ensuring each child builds their confidence to become respectful and resilient little people of our world. 

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the learning experiences for your allocated group of children
  • 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

WHERE TO FIND US

Our centre welcomes families from surrounding suburbs including Labrador, Ashmore, Gold Coast and Benowa. We offer a state-of-the-art facility boasting beautifully renovated environments, spacious play areas, and modern educational materials.

Our child care centre is situated in the heart of the Gold Coast at the Surfers Paradise end of Southport (nearby Chevron Island). We’re minutes from a number of local primary schools including Ashmore State, Bellevue Park State, Benowa State, and The Southport School.

RESPECT  |  GROWTH AND INNOVATION  |  CONNECTEDNESS  |  INTEGRITY  |  SAFETY