Educator Playgroup NSW - Sutherland

Programs & Quality · Sutherland, New South Wales
Department Programs & Quality
Employment Type Casual
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation SCHCADS Level 2


Playgroup NSW is looking for Early Childhood Educators

  • Casual positions offering approximately 3.5 hours per week.
  • School Terms Only
  • SCHCADS Level 2
  • Sutherland Supported Playgroup 

Exciting opportunity to play, learn and build your career with Playgroup NSW!

Our Vision at Playgroup NSW is to positively impact every NSW child, their family and community in the first 2,000 days of life.


Our Purpose is to lead play-based programs and services for NSW families with children birth to school age, offering development, shared experiences, and family support, that results in active citizens and inclusive communities.


Our Values are to:

Be child centric: Children are at the heart of our work.

Lead change: Seek and encourage learning, innovation, and greater positive impact.

Act with integrity: Be honest, accountable and show respect.

Work smart, play often: Be goal focused, mindful of people's wellbeing and enjoy work.


Playgroup NSW is driven by these values, demonstrates them in our work and in our relationships and encourages them across our membership and in all our activities.

Playgroup NSW connects people to strengthen child, family, and community well-being through playing, learning, and building communities of support.  We are a Not-for-profit membership association, with almost 50,000 families engaged each year, and our vision over the next three years is all about making a positive difference for children.


Sutherland Supported Playgroups are specifically for parents and carers who are experiencing isolation or need extra support.  At these groups, parents/carers and children enhance their relationship in a supportive environment, increase their skills and confidence, and develop valuable social and family support networks.  As families participating in supported playgroups become more confident as a social group, we support them to transition to a community playgroup. 

This is a casual position with groups every Wednesday morning, 9.30 am - 12.30 pm in Sutherland during school terms. 


Playgroup NSW Educator key responsibilities include:


  • Engage collaboratively in the development, delivery and evaluation of the playgroup learning framework, including the weekly program for children and families participating in the playgroup, ensuring individual children’s strengths, interests and needs are identified and their learning enhanced.
  • Use the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) to guide and influence planning and practice.
  • Collaborate with children about their interests and support children in learning about the decision-making process.
  • Engage positively in a play-based learning environment to foster and support all facets of child development (physical, social, emotional, language, creative and cognitive).
  • Develop and maintain nurturing relationships and respond to the emotional needs of children and ensure that the dignity and rights of each child are maintained at all times.
  • Support the inclusion of all children and families in the playgroup experiences.
  • other functions and responsibilities as directed by your manager.


Selection criteria includes:


  • Completed (or currently studying) a qualification related to children’s services, social science, counselling, community services, support worker or parenting support.
  • Experience working in an early childhood setting.
  • Strong knowledge of development through play practices and positive parenting strategies as well as an understanding of the importance of early learning attendance for children prior to school.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to clients and foster cooperative relationships.
  • Demonstrated admin and organisational skills to ensure groups sessions are developed and managed effectively and program reporting requirements are accurate and timely.
  • Ability to lift children and equipment when required.
  • First Aid Certificate preferable.
  • Working with Children Check verification letter to present on commencement (essential).
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate.
  • Proficient English speaking.
  • Minimum of 18 years of age.


If you share our vision and want to make a positive difference to children in NSW, please submit your application by clicking below. Please provide your resume, along with a cover letter and evidence of your Working with Children clearance.

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  • Location
    Sutherland, New South Wales
  • Department
    Programs & Quality
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    SCHCADS Level 2