Careers


Are you ready to join our dedicated team?

Due to the increase in numbers, we are looking for passionate educators to join our dedicated team of staff.

Our vacancies are open to everyone and every culture.

We welcome applications from mature applicants & can assist with training if you are returning to child care after a break.

 

Current Vacancies

Buttercups has the following positions open for application.

*** CHILDCARE EXPERIENCED COOK – Northbridge ***

Buttercups is seeking an experienced cook for our Northbridge Childcare Centre. We cater for up to 54 children and will soon be expanding to 66 children per day.

The right person would need to be able to meet the varied dietary requirements of individual children daily as well as catering for the remaining children. Our seasonal varied menu meets the nutritional, cultural and individual dietary needs of the children. 

Morning tea, lunch meals and afternoon tea would need to be provided in a timely manner. 

You would be responsible for the maintaining the requirements of the Food Safety Program ensuring the correct recording of temperatures of meals & fridges, correct and daily recording of cleaning, checklists, receival of food, calibration checks, maintaining a clean and hygienic kitchen etc. 

This position requires the applicant to hold an “I’M ALERT Food Safety”Certificate, a Food Safety Supervisor Certificate and experience in preparing meals for large numbers of vulnerable persons. 


*** CERT III EDUCATOR for Buttercups Childcare & Early Learning in Northbridge ***

Buttercups is seeking an Early Childhood Educator holding a Certificate III to join our fabulous team at our centre in Northbridge.

At Buttercups, we recognise each child as an individual with unique abilities and this belief is supported by Buttercups core philosophy for educators to know every child and their families. We are passionate about early education and the positive impact it has on the children we care for, the families who trust us and the community we are a part of.

This advertisement is for full or part time positions Monday to Friday but flexible hours may be optional. Mature applicants are encouraged to apply.

Essential criteria:
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood as recognised by ACECQA
  • Experience in long day care environment would be desirable
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Current Police check
  • A good understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Standards (NQS)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be fluent in English.
  • Willing to be proactive in implementing the curriculum.
  • Bright, friendly, energetic and a good sense of humour.
What we are offering:
  • The exciting opportunity to be involved with an expanding childcare business
  • Employee benefits and discounts (including discounts on child care)
  • Paid break for new mums for breastfeeding
  • A rewarding and supportive working environment
  • Ongoing professional development program (after probation period)

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia and if applicable, a copy of your Visa and passport will be required at the interview.

If you feel you would be a committed team member who would like to join our Buttercups team, please send in your resume and cover letter to admin@buttercups.com.au

All applications must include a full resume and covering letter addressing the above selection criteria. Suitable applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview.


** EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER for Buttercups Childcare & Early Learning in Northbridge  **

Buttercups is seeking 2 Early Childhood Teachers who are passionate, committed and have an ardent desire to make each child’s learning journey a pleasurable and exciting one.

At Buttercups, we recognise each child as an individual with unique abilities and this belief is supported by Buttercups core philosophy for educators to know every child and their families. We are passionate about early education and the positive impact it has on the children we care for, the families who trust us and the community we are a part of.

Our beautiful appointed multicultural Kindy room will provide the successful applicants with great joy through providing great learning experiences and have the children and their families as their main focus when planning their educational programme.

This advertisement is for full or part time positions Monday to Friday but flexible hours may be optional. Mature applicants are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications required:
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) as recognised by ACECQA – applicants working towards their Bachelor degree in Early Childhood may be considered (minimum requirement of two years completed if working towards or Diploma qualified and enrolled in Bachelor of Education)
  • Experience in long day care environment would be desirable
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Current Police check
  • A good understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Standards (NQS)
  • A good understanding of the Planning Cycle
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to provide and maintain a strong educational program
Your key priorities will be to:
  • Assess the needs of each child, monitor their progress and ensure school readiness
  • Employ a variety of educational techniques (storytelling, educational play, media etc.) to teach children
  • Ensure that a developmentally and educationally appropriate program is planned and implemented for each individual child helping them to improve their social competencies, build self-esteem and develop self-regulation skills
  • Guide children to develop their artistic and practical capabilities through a carefully constructed curriculum (identify shapes, numbers or colours, do crafts etc.)
  • Provide supervision and assistance to other Educators in the room
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with team members
  • Sustain effective communication with parents about their child’s progress, understanding their children’s backgrounds and the parent’s goals for their child
  • Ensure health and safety standards are adhered to at all times
  • Maintain and manage the resources for your room
What we are offering:
  • The exciting opportunity to be involved with an expanding childcare business
  • Employee benefits and discounts (including discounts on child care)
  • Paid break for new mums for breastfeeding
  • A rewarding and supportive working environment
  • Ongoing professional development program (after probation period)

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia and if applicable, a copy of your Visa and passport will be required at the interview.

If you feel you would be a committed team member who would like to join our Buttercups team, please send in your resume and cover letter to admin@buttercups.com.au

All applications must include a full resume and covering letter addressing the above selection criteria. Suitable applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview.


Our Centre

Family owned in a beautiful heritage building very close to the CBD facing a lovely park. Hop onto the Blue cat from Perth station right to our doorstep. Just minutes from the Mitchell freeway.

Our Philosophy and Approach

At Buttercups we are a dedicated team who love teaching and bring the best out of each child’s development and progress. Our centre is inspired by the Reggio approach and Montessori methods.

Essential Criteria:

  • Applicants must hold a Children’s Service Diploma, Cert III.
  • Current Working with Children Check and First Aid Qualification.
  • WA Police Clearance less than 6 months old
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be fluent in English.
  • Willing to be proactive in implementing the curriculum.
  • Bright, friendly, energetic and a good sense of humour.
  • Strong understanding of Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Standards (NQS)
  • Must be able to prove that you are legally able to work in Australia & have a minimum of 6 months left on visa. 

The successful applicant will be able to benefit from:

  • Ongoing professional development program (after probation period)
  • Employer-funded study assistance
  • Various Employee benefits and discounts (including discounts on child care)
  • Paid break for new mums for breastfeeding
  • A rewarding & supportive working environment

Join us if you are passionate and motivated to grow our new lovely Centre with your expertise, knowledge and passion

Applications

Email your resume/CV and address to the manager.

Email admin@buttercups.com.au