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Creating Passion: Mythbusting at the Queensland Jobs Showcase

"Creating a lifelong passion for learning among children and professionals" is one of the key benefits of working in Early Education and Care.

Affinity Chief People Officer Linda Carroll recently participated in the Jobs Showcase online hosted by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) and attended by more than 1500 people interested in Early Education and Care careers.

"The role of an Early Childhood Educator is an exciting and rewarding career, and at Affinity Education Group we're proud to be supporting thousands of Early Childhood Educators in Australia," explained Linda.

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"The role of an Early Childhood Educator is an exciting and rewarding career, and at Affinity Education Group we're proud to be supporting thousands of Early Childhood Educators in Australia," explained Linda.

Top 5 myths about working in childcare – busted!

Myth 1: Working with children is easy and anyone can do it.

Fact: This is skilled work. All early childhood educators need a qualification – and employers can help new staff to get qualified.

Myth 2: It’s just like babysitting and can get boring.

Fact: Working with children is never boring! Educators and teachers plan and deliver educational programs for groups of children. This involves art, science, singing, outdoor play, construction – and lots more.

Myth 3: It’s low paid and not challenging.

Fact: A lot of employers pay above the award wage for qualified and experienced candidates who will make a great addition to their team. They also support their staff to train, upskill and gain new qualifications and higher pay. Our Affinity Learning Academy represents millions of dollars of fully funded training for our employee nationally as they complete Cert III, Diploma and management qualifications.

Myth 4: There’s no career path.

Fact: There are huge opportunities for career advancement – including teacher level, centre director and beyond.

Myth 5: The jobs are only for women.

Fact: We welcome men to our sector and we know men can be excellent educators and teachers.

One of Affinity’s employees featured on the job showcase was Clelia, an Early Childhood Educator who has benefitted from a fully funded career pathway resulting in becoming an early childhood teacher.

“I love hearing from parents that their child has gone home and told them something they’ve learned, and then the parent lets me know. That’s such a great experience to be a part of,” says Clelia.

“You’re going to be rewarded by children’s smiles and confidence, and this is one of the most secure jobs I know of – you're always needed,” she said.

 

 

Affinity Education Group currently has new traineeship and roles incorporating the opportunity to undertake fully funded Diploma pathways for Cert III qualified educators open. Search our career opportunities here: