Early Childhood Teachers NORTHBRIDGE & WANDI

Buttercups Child care teacher playing with Kids

Buttercups Northbridge and our new Centre in Wandi are seeking Early Childhood Teachers to lead our Pre-Kindy and Kindy programs who are passionate, committed and have an ardent desire to make each child’s learning journey a pleasurable and exciting one. Our beautiful appointed Kindy room, with our multi-cultural children will provide the successful applicants with great joy if they are able to provide a great learning experience and have the children and their families as their main focus when planning their educational programme.

This advertisement is for a full-time positions Monday to Friday and is open to negotiation for other conditions. Mature applicants encouraged. 

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)
  • 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
  • A Certified Supervisors Certificate is desirable

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

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:

Diana or Marcia admin@buttercups.com.au           Phone 08 9227 9307

**The closing date for this ad is 31st of January. We reserve the right to withdraw this add at any time should we find suitable applicant prior to this date.**

*** HIRING *** WANDI & NORTHBRIDGE ***

Buttercups Child care teacher playing with Kids

Buttercups Early Learning Centre and Kindy is opening a new centre in Wandi in May 2020 and is now looking for educators to join our fabulous team at both locations – Wandi and Northbridge. We are looking to fill the following positions:

2IC QUALIFIED DIPLOMA EDUCATOR/ROOM LEADER (experience preferred)

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER (Kindy room)

DIPLOMA QUALIFIED EDUCATOR (Room leader)

ASSISTANT EDUCATOR (Certificate 3)

We are seeking dedicated and passionate educators to join us full time/part time, working Monday to Friday.

We welcome mature age applicants.

To be eligible for the position you need to have:

A recognised ACECQA qualification (Cert 3, Diploma, Bachelor in Early Childhood)

An understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Standards (NQS)

Be an Australian Resident or hold a working visa (this is essential)

Have a current working with children check and first aid certificate

Have experience planning and implementing programs in an early learning environment (essential for room leader candidates)

If this sounds like you APPLY NOW and send your cover letter and resume to admin@buttercupschildcare.com.au!

Only applications including resume and cover letter will be considered.

Yay – a new Buttercups centre!

Exciting times ahead! Buttercups is opening a new centre :-)

The building of our new centre has begun last month at the corner of Kenby Chase & Lyon Road in Wandi! We are scheduled to open in May/June 2020!

More information to follow soon!

Water play – wet and wonderful!

The high temperatures hitting Perth these days provide the perfect opportunity for young minds to engage in water play.


On hot days, it’s such a great way to cool off but there is much more to water play! Water Play provides hours of rich and valuable early learning experiences to develop children’s creativity and imagination.


Water play is both enjoyable and educational. It helps children develop hand-eye coordination through actions like pouring, squirting, scrubbing, stirring and squeezing. with and math and science concepts. It also enhances social skills and encourages cooperation.


Have a look at this great article covering the various benefits of water play and how to best set up inviting water environments for your children – http://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychildhood/article_view.aspx?ArticleID=374#:~:targetText=Water%20play%20encourages%20the%20development,and%20hopping%20through%20a%20sprinkler.

*** Safety information ***

Our recent heat wave requires early learning centres like Buttercups to think about what reasonable precautions they must take to protect children from any harms that may be present because of the heat and sun!

Playing in a hot playground with hot surfaces can be harmful to children as their skin is thinner and more delicate than adults. The soles of their feet can burn even as they run across the playground. It’s not just their feet we need to think about as children sit, kneel, lay and roll around when they play outdoors!

Educators at Buttercups go through safety checklists before taking children outside to play and consult apps and management when deciding if the outside temperature is appropriate to take little ones outside.

We also recommend to check the temperature of equipment, softfall, artificial turf and surfaces in your garden before children go outside to play and set up play equipment and resources under shaded areas.