Careers in Early Years


The Victorian Government is investing almost $5 billion over ten years so that children across the state will have access to two years of funded kindergarten programs.

This means that an extra year of play-based learning will be added to Victorian children’s education. The learning is led by a teacher.

Financial support in the form of scholarships and employment incentives is available for people looking for a rewarding career in the early childhood sector.

Three-Year-Old Kindergarten will create more than 6,000 new early childhood education jobs across Victoria, including over 4,000 teachers and 2,000 educators.

Baw Baw Shire Council does not employ Early Years Educators directly, but please follow the links for further information or current careers opportunities with registered service providers in the area.

Becoming a Family Day Care Educator

Family Day Care is a national network of childcare professionals committed to providing a unique, flexible, family focused childcare experience for families.

In Baw Baw, we're building family day care into a number one childcare option around and we need your help. If you have experience with children, can provide a warm, secure and family focused environment, and want to build your own successful home based child care business, we would like to hear from you.

Complete your expression of interest

We are looking for passionate educators!

If you are interested in becoming a Family Day Care Educator in Baw Baw Shire, please contact us on (03) 5625 0216 or by email.

What Family Day Care offers you

  • Select your own days and hours of work (minimum three weekdays per week)
  • Opportunity to earn a financially rewarding income
  • Manage your business, your income and your work
  • Flexibility, convenience and independence in running your own business from home
  • Develop tailored educational programs for children based on their individual developmental needs, interests and experiences.
  • Regular professional development and training opportunities
  • Regular support and resourcing by friendly and experienced staff.
  • Build long lasting bonds with children and families
  • Network with other likeminded professional FDC educators and staff
  • Thorough and comprehensive orientation process
  • Provide environments that help build children’s connections with the world around them
  • Be a part of a team who is committed to continual improvement 

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