Child Care Traineeship Opportunity

About the Organisation:

Wandiyali Inc. is a not-for-profit community Organisation that provides services to the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Post Stephens and Hunter Valley regions.

About our Centre:

Wandiyali Child Care Centre is a secure, caring, nurturing and inclusive environment. We are a 'Family Grouped' service catering for children aged 2 to 6 years. We maintain high Educator to Child ratios. This allows greater opportunity for more one on one and small group experiences. We have talented educators who work closely with the children to develop group and individualised programs. Our Caterpillar Group is for our children aged 2-3. Their focus is on language development and socialisation skills which are developed through a variety of interest based activities. Our Cocoon Group is for our children aged 3-4. Their focus is on communication skills, social skills and cognitive development. The Cocoon Group participate in a variety of hands on investigations. Our Butterfly Group is for our children aged 4-6. Their focus is on participating effectively as part of a group and school readiness. 

About the role:

The Child Care Trainee will assist in the provision of quality care for children and support for families. They will contribute to the development of the implementation of the child care programme and work under the general direction of the Child Care Director. The Child Care Trainee will work and study to attain their Certificate IV in Children's Services. 

The suitable candidate will be able to address the following essential criteria:

Essential Requirements:

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and ability to prove
Completion of Year 12 or equivalent
At least 18 years of age
Successful Working With Children Check
Ability to work as a member of a team and follow instruction from others
Computer literacy
Responsible and reliable
Highly motivated and genuinely interested in early childhood education and care
Commitment to study and the ability to complete required assessments
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Alert, observant, active and able to use judgement and initiative
Ability to lift children and equipment

What will you Gain?

- Cert III in Children Services 
- On the job training 
- Full-Time employment 


No experience required.

National traineeship wages and conditions apply.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please forward  your expression of interest in the position to:, stating the position in the subject line. You will be forwarded an application form and a position description.

To then apply for the position you will need to forward the following:

Cover Letter: please introduce yourself and specifically address each of the essential and desirable criteria in the cover letter
Current Resume
Complete Application Form

Applications that are received that do not address the criteria will not be considered. Nor will applications be considered if the applicant has not completed the application form in full.

Please DO NOT apply via directly via SEEK as your application will not be considered. All applications must be sent to the email address stated above.

Only applicants that are successful in gaining an interview will be contacted..

More Information

For more information about the position or the Organisation please send your queries to

Applications Close 5pm Monday 11 January 2020. 

Annual Salary
$0 per annum
Applications Close
Monday 11 January 2021