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Playgroup Coordinator & Creche Attendant – Casual, Jan 2023 Start

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and creative Playgroup Coordinator and Creche Attendant to join our team. This role will be responsible for providing high quality activities and supervision to children to support parents and care givers while they attend classes, appointments, or workshops at the Nintirri Centre Inc.   You will also be someone who can plan and coordinate our busy Playgroup sessions where mums, dads, grandparents, caregivers, children, and babies, meet in a relaxed environment with children, choosing from a range of activities set up to meet their varying needs.

About the Organisation 

The Nintirri Centre Inc is a not-for-profit community-based organisation that employees 50 staff members and provides a number of services to Tom Price & the wider Pilbara. These services include Early Years Care & Education, Community Health & Wellbeing, Community Resource Centre, Event Management of the Karijini Experience, Tom Price Arts Hub, Family Domestic Violence Prevention service, Playgroup, Community Op Shop and our Social Enterprise, The Pickled Bean. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills & experience: 

  • Experience in the care of babies, toddlers and children up to the age of 5 years. 
  • Knowledge of stages of physical, emotional, cognitive, social and cultural development of children.  
  • Knowledge of activities and experiences appropriate for age groups and stages of development of children. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of “child safe” environment.  
  • Liaise with parents and care givers. 

Playgroup Coordinator responsibilities: 

The Playgroup Coordinator will be responsible for the day to day running of the playgroup sessions to ensure safe, stimulating play and to provide for the needs of children. 

This will involve planning, preparing, and delivering play based activities for children aged 0-5 years.  

  • Short, medium and long term planning for playgroup sessions. 
  • Organise and manage appropriate learning environment and resources. 
  • Provide safe, stimulation group play to meet the social, linguistic, creative, physical, imaginative, emotional needs of each child. 
  • Engage and support families, caregivers, and their children so that they can enjoy a safe and supportive playgroup experience. 
  • Ensure adherence to policy and procedures.  

To be considered for this role you will: 

  • Be energetic and interested in early childhood development.  
  • Possess excellent Communication. 
  • Be able to work independently as well as part of a team.  
  • Have a valid Working with Children Check – or willing to obtain. 
  • Have a satisfactory National Police Clearance – or willing to obtain.  
  • Have a valid First Aid Certificate and CPR – or willing to obtain.