Lead Educator

Job Description

  • Permanent Full Time Role, 38 Hours Per Week
  • Team up with people as passionate as you and who value your dedication and care
  • Be rewarded for your commitment with a wage rate of $30-$34 hourly plus salary sacrificing options.

For Children. For You. For Always.

 Are you ready to make a difference that lasts a lifetime?

At C&K, our purpose is to make a positive impact on children’s lives. It’s what we’ve been doing for more than 115 years. Through evidence-based thinking, hard work and true compassion, we’ve built a trusted reputation as Queensland’s leading provider of early childhood education.

But times are changing, and so are we. And although we’re passionate believers that children come first, we know our people must come first, too.

Join us and find a better way with C&K - for children, for you, for always.


“From the moment I interviewed and toured my service I knew it was a place I wanted to be. Walking in the doors felt like a warm hug from the first day and the team has been nothing but welcoming.”

- Jessica Christenson – Lead Educator, Yuingi C&K


Help shape the future of children in our care

 As our highly valued Lead Educator with our C&K Clinton team, you’ll nurture children’s curiosity, creativity and capability so they become confident lifelong learners.

Using your skills, ideas and passion for education, you’ll:

  • Create a safe, supportive and engaging learning environment for children, their families and our wider community.
  • Be supported by a team of kind, humble people who share their knowledge to help you learn, grow and achieve more than you ever thought possible.
  • Shape the future of children in our care by Taking a lead role in planning, implementing and evaluating a stimulating play-based education program for children aged 0 to 5 years.
  • Following all reporting requirements, regulations and legislation to ensure we continue to lead the way in our field.


What you’ll bring
To thrive and succeed in this role, you will have or be willing to work towards:

  • A minimum of a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.
  • First Aid, CPR and Asthma and Anaphylaxis certification.
  • Valid Blue Card or Exemption Card.
  • A Police Check current within three months (or willingness to obtain one).


You will bring a passion for achieving long-lasting, high-quality outcomes for children, their families and the community alongside a team-player mindset - when you join C&K, you join a village of good-hearted, talented people, so you can lean on them as they lean on you.


Why C&K?


Every C&K career helps children belong and grow. We want the same for you.

Here are some things we hope you’ll love about working with us:

For Children.

Joining C&K means impacting a child’s life journey for the time they spend with us and long after they leave. By nurturing a love of learning in our play-based environments, you’re doing something that truly matters – for now and for life.

For You.

So much of what we do depends on you. We’ll set you up for success with a range of benefits, programs and opportunities to help you earn, be well and grow. And you’ll team up with people who value your dedication and care.

For Always.

At C&K, you’ll help shape the future of the children in our care - and there’s so much more we can do. We’re investing and working hard to find better ways, and as Lead Educator, you’ll be key to helping us set a new standard for our sector.


You’ll also enjoy plenty of other benefits:

  • Be rewarded for your commitment with a wage rate of $30-$34 hourly plus salary sacrificing options.
  • Find a healthy work-life balance with parental leave, return-to-work support, and family-friendly priority access to C&K childcare centres.
  • We fully fund your Blue Card, Police Check, First Aid, CPR, and Asthma and Anaphylaxis certification.
  • Our Referral program also awards you with $1000 for referring a successful candidate so you can be rewarded for supporting your team’s growth.



Join us and find a better way with C&K - for children, for you, for always.

 The children, families and communities we support are wonderfully diverse. C&K benefits greatly from a team that brings together many different perspectives and experiences, and we’re proud of our inclusive culture. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from all backgrounds.

 All C&K employees are required to undergo background checks, including a police check.

 Location: Gladstone, QLD