Careers at Explorers

At Explorers Early Learning, we're committed to providing exceptional care and education for children, and we're always on the lookout for passionate individuals who share our values. With 19 Centres already operating across Melbourne, and several new locations set to open in the coming months, there's never been a better time to join our team and take the next step in your career.

Join leaders in the sector in delivering authentic Reggio Emilia inspired, quality early education.

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Why Work with Us?

We strive every day to foster a vibrant working culture to support and nurture our people, as well as our children. As a local, family-owned business, we understand that any organisation is only as good as those on the ground. Therefore, we provide clear career pathways and mentoring opportunities to nurture your growth within our growing organisation.

We offer a range of competitive benefits for our team members, including:

  • Above Award rates*
  • 50% childcare fee discount*
  • Mentoring and traineeship programs
  • Monthly RDO
  • Set shifts
  • Flexibility to transfer between Centres
  • Professional training and development
  • Culture Clubs
  • Generous Referral Bonuses

*T&Cs apply.

Explorers team

Explore New Opportunities

We're currently looking for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our growing team at various locations across Melbourne. With a focus on providing high-quality education and care for children, we offer rewarding career opportunities in a supportive and nurturing work environment. Don't miss out on the chance to make a difference in the lives of young children and their families. Browse our current career opportunities below and apply today!

Current Career Opportunities

Early Childhood Educator


  • Sign on bonus* | Part-time & full-time opportunities!
  • Above Award rates*
  • Professional development and career progression!
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Casual Early Childhood Educators


  • Gain experience while studying and learn from our experienced Centre Leadership!
  • Progress your career with permanent opportunities!
  • Enjoy flexible working arrangements, referral bonuses and fun team events!
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Assistant Educators


  • Above Award rates*! | Full time & part time opportunities!
  • Supportive, vibrant environment! | Sign on bonus*!
  • Generous referral bonuses*! | Professional development and career progression!
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Childcare Educator


  • Leader in Early Childhood sector | Beautiful purpose build service
  • Monthly RDO rostering for Educators
  • Supportive management team | Team building and annual conference
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Childcare Educator


  • Above Award Rates* | Monthly RDOs* | Culture Club Events
  • Referral bonuses | 50% childcare fee discount*
  • Reggio Emilia-Inspired Centre | Inclusive work environment
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Early Childhood Educator


  • Sign on Bonus*! | Supportive, vibrant environment!
  • Full time and part time opportunities! | Above Award rates*
  • Recognition and rewards! | Generous referral bonuses*
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Educational Leader


  • Above Award Rates* | On-site parking
  • Off-the-floor, leadership role | Inclusive work environment
  • Dedicated Education and Quality Mentor
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Early Childhood Educator


  • Above Award rates*  | Full time opportunity!
  • Recognition and rewards! | Professional development and career progression!
  • Supportive, vibrant environment!
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Director in Training


  • Beautiful, modern, Reggio Emilia-Inspired Centre | Culture Club Events
  • Above Award Salary + additional incentives | Off the Floor position
  • Professional development and training opportunities
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Childcare Centre Chef


  • Above Award Rates* | Monthly RDOs*
  • Referral bonuses | 50% childcare fee discount*
  • Culture Club Events | Peer and Leadership Support
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Career Pathways

At Explorers, we believe in investing in the growth and development of our employees, and we're dedicated to providing a clear career path for those who share our passion for early childhood education. Take a look at this example career path to see how we can support you in achieving your career goals.

Casual Educator

As a Casual Educator at our Centres, you will have a unique opportunity to work with children of all age groups and gain experience across different rooms and programs. This role is perfect for individuals who are seeking a flexible work arrangement and the chance to work in a dynamic and rewarding environment.

Permanent Educator

Our Permanent Educators are an essential part of our team at Explorers Early Learning, delivering our high-quality curriculum, developing relationships with families and providing regular updates on children's progress and ensuring that individual needs are met.


As a Lead Educator, you'll oversee your room's curriculum and play a vital role in creating a stimulating learning environment. You'll work closely with families to understand each child's needs and interests. You'll lead a small team of Educators, providing support and mentoring to help them deliver the best possible care and education.


As an Educational Leader you'll utilise your extensive experience in curriculum programming and your proven ability to provide excellent support on the floor to guide and mentor Educators in every room. You'll also work collaboratively with the Centre Director and Director-in-Training to implement our curriculum, develop exceptional learning environments and drive positive learning outcomes for every child in our care.

in Training

As a Director-in-Training, you'll have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of running a Childcare Centre by working closely with the Centre Director. You'll be responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of the Centre, including managing employees, building relationships with families, and maintaining administrative functions. In this role, you'll gain the experience and skills necessary to become a successful Centre Director in the future.

Centre Director

As Centre Director, you are responsible for leading and managing all aspects of your Centre. You'll act as the key point of contact with the Explorers Support Office and must ensure that your Centre is operating in accordance with company policies and procedures, while also implementing strategies to enhance the Centre's overall performance. Your leadership will play a crucial role in creating a nurturing and supportive environment for both employees and children.


Certificate III

If you’ve always enjoyed interacting with children, and want to get paid whilst gaining your qualification, our Early Childhood Traineeship could be the perfect option for you.

Join our friendly team and study alongside like-minded peers in a supportive environment. We’re committed to helping you attain your qualification.

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Explorers Diploma

in Early Childhood Education
and Care

Continue your professional learning and development with Explorers.

Gain a nationally recognised Diploma qualification tailored to our Reggio Emilia inspired approach to early childhood education.

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Expression of Interest

If you’re interested in joining the Explorers Team, but you don’t see a suitable opportunity listed at the moment, please fill out our expression of interest form and we’ll be in touch with any future career opportunities that match your qualifications and experience.

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Contact Our Recruitment Team

We're always on the look out for passionate and nurturing Early Childhood Educators. Get in touch with our Recruitment Team to discuss your next career move.