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A future of educational excellence

Why join the Alive community

As an Early Learning Centre which is co-located with a local Catholic School, children’s learning is at the forefront of our practices. To facilitate this, we see ourselves as the facilitators and co-constructors of learning, which is child-led and seeks to encourage children’s agency at all times.

We believe in providing a consistent and stable learning environment for our children which means no rotating rosters, with all our educators timetabled to the same shift each week. All educators are involved in the planning and programming cycle for our children, with each learning environment holding a team meeting each week to facilitate this, in addition to non-contact time which is shared amongst our educators. Our culture is one of collaboration, with Senior Educators/Early Childhood Educators facilitating open discussions where all educators’ voices are heard and valued. We seek to have a permanent team of educators for each learning environment which meet or exceeds ratio requirements to ensure that educators are supported to meet supervision requirements.

We invest in our staff and their professional development, working closely with Catholic Education South Australia to provide opportunities to upskill educators in areas of interest as well as provide networking opportunities with other likeminded educators and ELCs. All mandatory certificates including First Aid and RHAN are paid for by us as we recognise this is a requirement of employment.

In addition we:

  • Pay generous above award salary and rates for all educators and Early Childhood Teachers
  • Provide a 90% staff discount on long day care fees
  • Have a minimum of two weeks leave over Christmas/New Years as well as scheduled pack down and set up days at the beginning and end of the year
  • Are influenced by modern contemporary pedagogies and practices
  • Do not wear uniforms, rather dress standards are the same as our co-located school to promote continuity between the School and Centre
  • Provide dedicated release time for each room for a weekly team meeting and for all educators to complete required documentation. 

Employment Opportunities

If you are interested in joining one of our teams, please see our current employment opportunities below. 

For any questions relating to a position at our centres, please contact the relevant centre.

Early Childhood Teacher Position at Alive Hove (co-located with McAuley Community School)

We are seeking a part-time ECT (0.8 FTE) who is passionate about children’s development and has a collaborative leadership style that amplifies the strengths of the other educators in the room. You will have outstanding interpersonal skills and be able to facilitate a child-centred, contemporary learning environment which is age-appropriate for three to five-year-olds.

Working primarily in the Kindy room as a secondary ECT, you will co-lead the room to achieve a learning environment where all children are seen, heard, and valued. You will foster an atmosphere where colleagues' feedback is actively sought and incorporated. Collaboration with you and the other ECT will be essential, as you will be co-responsible for all documentation within the programming, planning, and assessment cycle.

Early Childhood Teacher Position Description

Educator Positions at Alive Hove (co-located with McAuley Community School)

We are seeking educators who are strong communicators and who can build trusting relationships with children and their families. You will be expected to participate in the program and planning cycle and regularly update families with their child’s learning progress, reporting on their individualised learning plan and goals with support from Senior Educators.

Positions Available:

Room: McAuley Room
Age group: 6 months to 2 years
Days and Times: 3 to 5 days per week, shift times ranging from 8.30am until 5.30pm
Hours per week: Between 23 hours (3 days) and 34 hours (5 days)

Room: McMahon Room
Age group: 2 years to 3 years
Days and Times:  5 days per week, from 9am to 5pm
Hours per week: 37.5 hours

Room: Kenny Room
Age group: 3 years to 4 years
Days and Times:  3 to 5 days per week, shifts times ranging from 8.30am to 6pm
Hours per week: Between 20.5 (3 days) to 35 hours (5 days)

Room: Callen Room
Age group: 4 years to 5 years
Days and Times:  5 days per week, shifts times ranging from 8.15am to 5pm
Hours per week:  35 hours per week

Relief Educators (Casual)
Supports children and educators in our centre
Days and Times: Multiple positions available – ongoing work available on an as needs basis
Hours per week: Various
Age group: From 6 months to 5 years

Diploma Educator Position Description

Cert III Educator Position Description

Alive Mount Barker (co-located with St Francis de Sales College)

Relief Educator (Casual)
Supports children and educators in our centre
Days and Times: Multiple positions available – ongoing work available on an as needs basis
Hours per week: Various
Age group: From 6 months to 5 years

Diploma Educator Position Description

To apply for a role:

Applications can be made via SEEK or by emailing with all applications addressed to John Favretto, Assistant Director (Governance, Quality and Assurance). Please indicate the position you are applying for when making your application and include:

  • Cover letter addressing your suitability for the position
  • Current CV with the names of three professional referees
  • A completed Application Declaration Form

All successful applicants must complete an Applicant Declaration Form. This can be accessed here

Please note: In line with our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, Alive staff do not need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, with the exception of Alive Staff working in High-Risk Settings where Up-To-Date vaccination is required. Alive currently does not have any Centres which are classified as High-Risk Settings.