Choosing a Career as an Early Childhood Educator

One thing you can count on as an early educator is that no two days are ever the same. You never know how a child will brighten up your day with a simple hug or with those hilarious situations or comments when a child’s natural innocence shines through. Let’s not forget those heartfelt moments when you’re holding a precious little hand in yours.

Having such a profound effect on a child’s life is something you’ll remember forever - it’s an enriching career. To find out how you can make an impact as an educator, visit Affinity Learning Academy.

How to become an early educator

Anyone who’s currently finishing year 12 or re-entering the workforce and looking for a career within this industry can apply for a Certificate III through our Affinity Learning Academy.  This allows you to earn while you learn as you commence your journey to becoming a fully qualified Early Childhood Educator. Affinity Education Group provides on-the-job training in our 195 plus centres Australia-wide. We equip you with the necessary skills to provide exceptional education.

In addition, there are many career opportunities and pathways to select from once you’re qualified, including:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Lead Educator
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Centre Manager / Assistant Centre Manager

Take the next step in your career with Affinity Education Group.

A day in the life of an Early Childhood Educator

Your day commences well before families enter our centres. First thing in the morning, you’ll ensure you’re organised for breakfast for those early drop-offs. After that, you’ll follow a learning plan that includes teaching children:

  • To be responsible for their belongings
  • To toilet and how to wash their hands properly
  • How to play outside and explore to develop their motor skills
  • A love of reading through storytime
  • A love of art
  • School readiness

Teaching children these essential skills come from a well-planned curriculum. As part of your day as an educator, you’ll have time to:

  • Plan an overview of learning experiences aligned to children's interests
  • Plan for our STEM program
  • Organise events such as incursions / excursions
  • Record observations of children’s learning and development
  • Organise children’s portfolios of work
  • Write transition statements

A day as an early educator is filled with variety, but what makes this profession more than just a job is those fulfilling teaching moments that occur when you’re exploring new experiences with children or perhaps sitting and reading a book and seeing a child discover something new for the first time. Being an early childhood teacher or educator can fill your cup, and the cups of families and children in more ways than one. More importantly, it’s the care you naturally provide to every child that helps to shape their lives in more ways than one.

Earn while you learn through our Affinity Learning Academy.

Why work with us?

Affinity Education Group and the award-winning Affinity Learning Academy are helping thousands of people complete training and development to reach their full potential. Learn more about The Affinity Way culture, explore our current opportunities, or learn how The Affinity Learning Academy can take your career to new heights.

If you’re passionate and ready to start your journey in early childhood education and care, contact our People & Culture experts for a confidential discussion on 07 3515 771 or [email protected].