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Early Childhood Educator

Provide high quality care to children and contribute to their social, emotional and educational development.

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Latest reviews from 92 Early Childhood Educators surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
If your authentically passionate about supporting the needs of children, than Early Childhood Education and Care could be the right fit for you.
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Early Childhood
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Education and Care
The good things
Strong fufilment in what you’re doing - you know you’re having a great impact on the early development of children. Variety in what you do - when you find a service that values quality early childhoo...
The challenges
You’re never paid the same as what you are expected to do - educators are overworked and under appreciated. Hours can be very long and generally are based on a rotating roster. There is usually not...
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Oct 2018
Being an early childhood Educator is highly rewarding although you aren't very appreciated as an Educator.
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Early childhood
The good things
Being a part of so many lives. Being able to support & guide children to become the best they can be. Learning from children & having time to just laugh at the little thing's in life.
The challenges
The pay is not good. You do the job because you love it not because it pays well. The industry is hard to get a full time job in & the ratios are not always met which puts stress onto you as an Educat...
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