The landscape of Early Childhood Education is changing in Australia. Many of you will no doubt be looking at teaching in schools. However, do not ignore other career possibilities for working in a Centre-based service.
According to the Australian Children’s Education and Quality Care Authority this is an education and care service other than a family day care service. This includes most long day care, preschool and outside school hours care services that are delivered at a centre. As from 1 January, 2014, all centres across Australia must now employ a qualified teacher. The short clip below from G8 Education introduces the benefits of choosing this working environment.
For more information and to keep up with trends in the field of Early Education also consider becoming a member of Early Childhood Australia. Their role is “to promote the rights and interests of all young children and to support the delivery of high-quality early childhood education and care (ECEC).” Student membership will set you back $50. Membership also looks good on your resume as it conveys a dedicated interest in your chosen field.