Careers Bingara Gorge Community Preschool
Big Smiles and Bigger Opportunities
We’re Big Fat Smile. A not-for-profit that plays a pivotal role in the lives of thousands of children and families across Australia. We’re early education enthusiasts, with 40+ community preschools, long day care centres and out of school hours care centres, and a variety of community and inclusion programs. Each one dedicated to giving every child the best start in life. And each well-respected for the work it does.
Due to our size, there are big opportunities for those who want to go further. Right now, we’re looking for superstar Early Childhood Educators for our Bingara Gorge Community Preschool - an ‘Exceeding NQS’ rated service in Wilton, Wollondilly Shire.
What makes this place special is the unique community spirit that you’ll feel part of. The experienced team of educators and teachers care for around 117 children aged 0-5, in our modern purpose-built facility that has two large open-plan spaces developed from natural outdoor play environments. With meditation, yoga and brain breaks embedded into our daily routine, it’s just one way we’re looking after everyone’s wellbeing.
More than a job, this is an opportunity to make a child’s world a better, brighter place. Join us and you’ll be smiling too, when you make more of a difference.
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Working with a supportive, expert team in the day-to-day running of our centres, our Early Childhood Educators play a critical role in shaping young minds. Passionate about providing for the care, education and wellbeing of every child in your room, you’ll help create happy, healthy relationships between a child and the most important people in their lives.
Together with the children, their families and your team, you’ll design and deliver colourful learning experiences that match a child’s interests and needs. You’ll work out how each child learns best, and be involved with planning and applying your unique programs, always reflecting and thinking about how we can improve. Building strong relationship with the families, you’ll jointly set goals and keep them updated on the children’s progress against them.
You’ll bring fun, laughter and play to each day, but most importantly, you’ll create magical moments for children to experiment and grow.
What you need to succeed
On top of a fun-loving attitude and big smile, the other things we look for in our early childhood educators:
- You hold an ACECQA approved qualification, or are working towards a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or a Bachelor of Education (Birth to 5 years) – if not – you are willing to work towards a qualification through a Traineeship with Big Fat Smile
- You hold a Cleared Valid for Paid Work, (WWCC) or are willing to get one
- Passion for creating better outcomes for local children, families and communities
- Commitment to making sure the children in your care are safe and healthy
- An advocate for ensuring all reasonable steps are taken to protect children from abuse or harm
Why choose Big Fat Smile
We share to grow
As leaders in our field with 40+ centres across NSW, we’re never not learning. Or growing. It’s at the heart of everything we do. You’ll have a front row seat to the latest research and thinking on early childhood education. And your own platform for sharing ideas while getting exposure to different practices and reflections across our centres. This is how we grow, get better and solve problems: together.
We're in it together
There’s a real in-it-together feeling here. We’re in it together as teammates and leaders. We’re in it together for our children and each other. This allows us to create a safe and supportive environment for everyone. With clear policies and procedures, you’ll know what to do and what’s expected of you. And with the infrastructure and resources of a big company, you’ll feel supported – at every level.
Big smiles all round
There’s a lot to smile about when you’re bringing fun, laughter and play to each day. Shaping young minds. And doing work you love with people who are as invested as you. When we work together as educators, families and a community to bring out the best in our children, we bring out the best in each other. We create happy, healthy relationships between all the most important people in a child’s life. It’s a job that’s joyful and rewarding.
Empowered to make a real difference
We treasure your expertise as an educator. You’ll be given the freedom to use your judgement and adapt approaches to create imaginative and inspiring ways for children to experiment and grow. And as we’re child-first, you get to design experiences based off your children’s unique needs and interests. Here, you will make each child’s world a better place.
It’s important to make sure we support and reward the people we owe our success to; in the ways they care about most. That’s why we offer a range of perks and benefits to show our appreciation.
- We pay on average 7% above award for Teachers and 3% for Educators
- More non-contact time each week - up to 4 hours on top of award entitlements
- Flexible work options such as rostered days off, compressed work week and part-time hours available
- 6 weeks parental leave at full pay for primary and secondary carers
- 60% discount on our Early Learning and Out of School Hours Care services for full-time and part-time employees
- Exclusive face-to-face professional learning opportunities and access to our Learning Hub with 50+ online modules
- Free access to our Total Wellbeing Platform and confidential Employee Assistance Program
- Generous discounts with the Illawarra Credit Union, The Good Guys, St George Illawarra Dragons, Early Start Discovery Space and Kai Yoga, Future Steps for Kids and more
Not-for-profit salary packaging reduces the tax you need to pay which means even more money in your weekly pay cheque
More about the centre
Bingara Gorge Community Preschool is a modern purpose-built facility with large open-plan play spaces developed from natural outdoor play environments. There are two large yards, one for 0-2 years, one for 2-5 years and opportunities for school age children to be with siblings in a shared yard.
We aim to provide inclusive environments with play-based learning. We offer individualised programs in each room to ensure that our programs cater for children’s unique strengths, skills and interests.
We work closely with intervention programs and offer a Transition to School program alongside local primary schools to ensure school-readiness for our children.
Bingara Gorge Community Preschool is in the Wollondilly Shire, located opposite Wilton Primary School and is walking distance to homes, public transport, schools and shops. We are unique in that we have a Preschool and Fun Club all on the one site for the convenience of families. All childcare needs are on the one site from 6 weeks to 12 years of age.
Meet the centre director
Hi I am Tiarna, the Director of Bingara Gorge Community Preschool. I have been in the early education sector for 14 years and hold a Bachelor of Education – The Early Years.
I believe it takes a village to raise a child and one of my main strengths is to support families with their child’s development through these early years. I have a strong focus on relationships with families, educators and the wider community along with an emphasis on children’s social and emotional development. These years are crucial to a child’s development and as a director I and my colleagues endeavour to ensure that all children feel included, learn through a play-based program, and more importantly have fun whilst creating memories with their peers and educators.
More opportunities to progress your career
Because of our size, there are big opportunities for those who want to go further. You’ll find meaningful career paths with lots of promotions across our community preschools and long day care centres, and our Fun Clubs, offering out of school hours and vacation care. And with professional learning and growth at the heart of everything we do, you’ll have the support to progress anywhere from Certificate III up to Teacher or Director level, or into our head office, centre support, or community and inclusion roles.
At Big Fat Smile, you’ll have a front row seat to the latest research and thinking on early childhood education. Combine this with a platform for sharing ideas, where you’ll reflect on learnings and be exposed to different practices across our centres. This is how we grow, get better and solve problems: together.