Careers at Child’s Play Early Learning Centres

A Role in Childcare

Working in childcare is one of the most rewarding careers that someone can choose. As a childcare educator, you are able to inspire, encourage and support the early development of young children.

The challenges of being a childcare educator can also be some of the most gratifying experiences. It is more than just care and supervision. As an early childhood educator, you will teach fundamental skills and form strong bonds with families and the community.

Working with children at Child’s Play ELC is about creating lasting memories and imparting life lessons through fun and play.

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Culture at Child’s Play ELC

Child’s Play ELC is a family-owned and operated early childhood centre. We provide high-quality education for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years and for the past three years have exceeded standards outlined in the National Quality Framework. We provide our educators with some of the most rewarding opportunities and plenty of professional development to continue the high standard of education we provide.

In 2021, one of our directors, Sam Johnson won Business Women of 2021 in Lalor and was recognised for her community-mindedness and leadership skills. As we continue to expand our centres we continue to employ educators who are driven and community-minded.

Hear What Our Educators Have To Say

"Child’s Play is my second home, I love coming to work each day and seeing all the happy children and educators. Child’s Play prides itself on furthering their educators’ skills and knowledge and I have been privileged to be a part of its journey; learning alongside all the wonderful amazing staff who call Child’s Play their home. "

Emma Staehr Tarneit

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"Child’s Play ELC embodies family. We are a family for our children, we are a family for our community and a family for our staff. It is all about that loving atmosphere for everyone involved. I have experienced almost every role whilst working at Child’s Play, undergoing upskilling of my qualifications as well as working in different roles in my 7 years with the organisation.

I enjoyed working with the children in a variety of age groups, as both an assistant educator and room leader. I have also experienced management as an assistant manager and more recently Centre manager; during this time enjoyed opening Child’s Play Tarneit West. And finally I am enjoying my role as Operational Manager, providing support and guidance to all of the centres.

Caitlin Phillips Tarneit West

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"Vibrant, warming, caring ‘Every Child really does Matter’. Educators are always striving for the best. Ensuring training is up to date and personal development is of the utmost importance to Child’s Play."

Tracey Ames Torquay

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"Child's Play is like a family. It is a place that you can walk into and feel welcomed and encouraged to be your best. We live by our philosophy: Every Child Matters which is why I love my job and love being part of the Childs Play team.

Lorna Healy Torquay

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"My passion for children and bringing change into their lives has brought me into early childhood education. Child’s Play gave me that opportunity where I grow from Room leader to Centre manager. I love my job and I couldn’t be happier than working at Child’s Play ELC. Sam and Ian are one of the best bosses one could ever think of. They don’t run a business; they are actually extending their family in the childhood sector. They keep you motivated and are great support all the time."

Teena Beri Tarneit West

Our Philosophy and how we implement it

At Child’s Play ELC, we have embedded our philosophy in the heart of everything we do. Every Child Matters allows us to provide unforgettable experiences where children can explore their interests and feel supported in their learning. We implement this by:

  • Creating a space which is a home away from home
  • Inspiring and encouraging new ideas every day
  • Having respect for everyone’s individuality
  • Being open-minded and nurturing with all of our children

What you need prior to applying

We are a growing childcare business based in Geelong that is on the lookout for outstanding individuals that want to make a difference to little people’s lives.

We are developing a community of like-minded people.

If you’re interested in being part of an engaged, dynamic and growing team focused on achieving outstanding care and learning outcomes, please check out the vacant positions below. Before applying please ensure you have the following ready:

Current Roles

Early Childhood Traineeship
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Part-Time Educators (Torquay)
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About Child’s Play ELC

Child’s Play Early learning is a family owned business, Ian and Sam Johnson that have over 20 years experience in Education.  The Child’s Play brand has high expectations and the Tarneit service is rated “exceeding”.


1 Pintail Drive
Torquay VIC 3228
Phone: 03 5296 0105

Child’s Play Tarneit

642 Tarneit Road
Tarniet Vic 3029
Tel: 03 9748 2004

Child’s Play Tarneit West

4 Hermosa Drive
Tarneit West Vic 3029
Tel: 03 9242 0145