Job Description

Come and join the Little Big people at PETIT – we have the HEART of a small centre with the support of a large organisation

At our beautiful purpose-built centre, you'll feel part of the Petit ELJ family. Share your enthusiasm and energetic approach to early childhood education and care with a team of like-minded professionals.

There are so many reasons to join the Petit family. Let's start with the benefits!

  • Most organisations say they are child-led, but we actually ARE! Come into our Centre for a tour to see this.
  • 10% Above Award Rates 
  • Flexible rosters for work/life balance – 5 day earning capacity within a 4 day per week arrangement so you can make the most of one RDO per week.  We appreciate all that you give so we would love to support you with time that you need.
  • $20 Travel allowance available each day for full-time employees to help with the cost-of-living pressures
  • Large expansive playground with great play spaces
  • Retail and Childcare Discounts - 60% Childcare Discount and Discounted Groceries and Gift Cards through PerkBox
  • Additional planning and programming time, 4 hours per studio
  • Support from an Educational Leader with 2 hours per studio per week
  • Paid Professional Development - Online Learning, support from an experienced Education and Practice Team and partnerships with sector leaders and national networking opportunities
  • Centre support - dedicated support and guidance on a range of topics, such as safety, teaching and inclusion, delivered face to face or virtually by our centre support team
  • Paid Overtime for staff meetings and trainings
  • Consistent paid programming time above award requirements
  • Connection with Security and stability

At Petit we have connected, committed teams guided by passionate and caring Early Childhood Leaders. Come and enjoy ALL of the perks we have to offer!

About You:

We are seeking passionate Educators at Petit ELJ to inspire children in their home away from home.

  • We would love to hear from Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care (or equivalent) Educators in the Mackay / North Mackay region looking for new LEARNING opportunities and a FRESH START for 2023
  • If you are studying towards your Certificate III qualifications this presents a wonderful opportunity to be fully SUPPORTED and REWARDED in your journey.
  • Diploma qualified Educators looking for an opportunity that provides FLEXIBLE ROSTER arrangements rewarded with comparable rates over the responsibility of a full-time studio lead position.
  • First Aid Certificate including CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis training. We will provide and cover further renewal updates as required
  • Blue Card

If you are considering a return to Early Childhood, we would love to fully support you in your journey.  

For further enquiries, please contact Michelle on 0499 406 848 or email


About the Petit Early Learning Journey family

Petit ELJ is a privately owned company operating 17 modern long day-care centres across QLD, NSW, VIC, and the ACT. We provide an inclusive environment where children and families are valued and respected. At Petit ELJ, children always come first!

We have built an inclusive and accessible service. Our centres embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.


APPLY NOW - We cannot wait to hear from you!