Early Years - Application Information

Thanks for your interest in working with the Family & Children’s Services Team at Corangamite Shire. The Family & Children’s Services Team (FCS) operates as #oneteam and has developed an integrated service response to strengthen education and care for children, families, and communities across Corangamite. Our Team provides services including Immunisations, Maternal and Child Health (MCH), Enhanced MCH, Child Care including Long Day Care, Kindergarten, After Kinder Care and Family Day Care.

Child Safe Standards Commitment

Corangamite Shire Council is committed to the safety, participation, and empowerment of all children. Reducing and removing the risk of child abuse is at the centre of our decision-making concerning children in our organisation. Council as a Child Safe organisation has zero tolerance for child abuse and all allegations and safety concerns are treated seriously and acted upon. Council will actively listen to children, ensuring their voices are heard and considered in decisions that affect their lives.

About our programs

Our communities include Camperdown, Terang, Cobden, Timboon, Port Campbell, Simpson, Skipton and Western Plains (Derrinallum and Lismore). We provide early education and care services in all of these communities.

We operate 7 kindergartens, and provide childcare programs at Port Campbell, Ecklin, Glenormiston, Derrinallum, Lismore and Skipton, along with After Kindergarten Care in Timboon and Terang. We have also created a 15 place Long Day Care Training Centre in Camperdown to support growing our own educators.  The services offer play based early learning programs for children at Community Halls and Recreation Reserve facilities and Kindergartens.

We have been in Tranche 2 of the State Government reforms delivering 15 hours of kindergarten for 3yos since 2021. This has meant our services have grown considerably and quickly. We are also part of the Best Life Best Start reforms and will increase our hours for pre prep programs in line with the Government roll out which will expand gradually from 16 to 30 hours over the next decade. Due to our expansion, we have numerous positions available commencing now and in into the future. We have a casual pool of Teachers and Educators, and we welcome applications from people looking for casual and relief work as well as limited tenure and permanent roles.

All of our kindergartens display the Victorian Government Kinder Tick meaning we offer a funded approved program led by a qualified teacher, provision of play-based learning and a program that complies with government guidelines and the National Quality Framework. Our Service guide and policies for Family & Children’s Services can be found here Kindergartens - Corangamite Shire.



About you

We are keen to hear from experienced candidates, newly qualified teachers and educators, students who are working towards a qualification or from educators who may have retired but who are keen to work on a casual basis.

Certificate III, Diploma and Bachelor Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent or those working towards a qualification are encouraged to get in touch.

We are keen to welcome new team members who are passionate about education and care, enthusiastic about working as a professional team, and committed and willing to support best practice and learn from each other. We never stop learning and appreciate and value the different experience each Educator brings.

You will

  • Have a genuine interest in early years education and care.
  • Be passionate about working in Family & Children’s Services.
  • Believe learning is life long and that parents are first educators.
  • Be committed to working in #oneteam (silos are out of date).
  • Believe in equity of access to high quality education and care opportunities for all.

We will need

  • Your CV.
  • National Police Check.
  • Working With Children’s Check.
  • Current First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis and Asthma (or willingness to obtain).
  • Copy of your qualifications e.g. VIT/Diploma/Certificate III or evidence of your enrolment and progress. If you are unsure, please give us a call.
  • A cover letter and your response to the key selection criteria (you do not need to provide a response to the key selection criteria for casual roles).


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About us

We are a large and friendly Team of approximately 80 including Teachers, Trainees, Educators, Administration, Pedagogical Leadership and Family Day Care contractors working in different locations across the Shire.

We are into things like Bush Kinder, engaging with our families and communities and we care about the environment, sustainability and Aboriginal Reconciliation. We are on both Eastern Maar and Wadawurrung Country and have deep respect for Aboriginal elders past and present. We also believe in finding ways for the voices of children to contribute to our programming, our practices, our celebrations and our policies. We see Maternal Child Health as the foundation to our services and have a strong connection as #oneteam.