Join our team

We’re looking for lifelong learners like you to work alongside us.

We foster lifelong learning

We are a for-purpose organisation making an impact in the lives of families across Victoria by delivering consistently good learning outcomes for children.

People are at the core of the success of our purpose, which is why we invest in our team’s conditions and professional development. With 68 kindergarten and childcare centres reaching over 5500 children weekly, we’re a growing organisation offering numerous opportunities for you to make a positive impact within our communities.

We put people first

As lifelong learners, our team are curious and focused on putting children’s needs first. We’re people who care about children, families and each other.

We prioritise supporting you to build and nurture meaningful relationships within our communities. Early learning thrives when these strong connections are at the forefront, which is why we have a dedicated support team to champion you as you forge them.

Your work here is more than a job

At ECMS, we celebrate the diverse lives of our team and encourage you to embrace your authentic self at work.  You’ll have opportunities to dive into learning, reflect on your experiences, actively pursue personal growth and uphold your relationships and commitments with integrity.

If this aligns with your values and you find a role that sparks your interest, we would love to hear from you.

Our Pedagogy

Our pedagogical approach is rooted in honouring developmental perspectives and a place-based pedagogy, reflecting our core values. With a strong focus on evidence-based practices, we ensure that our learning is grounded in the latest research, guiding us towards the most impactful ways to support children’s learning journeys.

If you are an educator looking to join a team that values innovation and child-centred learning, ECMS could be the right fit for you.

Why join our team?

People-first culture

We support each other to do good work and learn, while making room to have fun along the way. We’re committed to the communities we are a part of and place high emphasis on relationships and care for each other.


We value the contributions of our team and ensure we provide competitive pay, paid on a fortnightly basis.

Benefits and savings

Enjoy a wide range of benefits including a 50% childcare discount, paid parental leave, and funded first aid where needed. Explore our online discounts program, giving you access to discounted retail and recreational activities.

Continuous learning and career growth

We offer opportunities for you to keep learning and advancing in their careers. You will have access to our annual ECMS conference, regular learning circles and our online learning hub, where you can explore a vast array of professional development courses.

Support services

We have a dedicated support services team to assist with different service delivery aspects so our teachers and educators can focus on what matters most. From an on-call risk and compliance team to highly qualified and award-winning practice coaches, our team will walk the journey with you.

Hear from our people

I’ve been with ECMS for 5 amazing years now! When I began, I was the Centre Administrator at Altona Early Years Hub, working part-time. I also held a Diploma Qualification, so this allowed me to work pick up casual shifts on my off days which was great to continue working in the rooms. There are so many opportunities with ECMS, that I was then offered a Relief and Recruitment Coordinator role in the People Team in Support Services! This was great and I was able to build a different type of experience, learning different systems and processes.

Working part-time, helped me begin my Bachelor, which I’m nearly finished! Currently, I am the Assistant Centre Director at Altona Early Years Hub. The support and flexibility ECMS and Altona Hub are able to offer me has been amazing during my placement. Having so many centres in ECMS’ portfolio has enabled me to complete placement at different services and build experience on different sites.

Love working for a not-for-profit, the Area Managers and Practice Coaches are truly there to support whenever it’s needed. I never feel alone, there is always someone to go to and lean on. My career goals feel achievable with ECMS!

Stacey Thomas – Assistant Centre Director, Altona Early Years Hub

From my beginnings as a graduate teacher 10 years ago, ECMS has always fostered an environment that valued my professional growth. I have been continually encouraged towards my own professional goals, including exemplary teacher validation, and these goals have been met with genuine enthusiasm by managers and the People Team. 

ECMS have valued my interest in mentoring and welcomed conversations to explore my skill growth and career pathways. Moving into a leadership role, ECMS have supported me to recognise my strengths and provided opportunities to help me reach my potential within early childhood education. I am now relishing being a member of the ECMS Practice Coach team.

Katie Berryman – Practice Coach, Support Services

Find your next role

We have all types of jobs from permanent, full-time, and part-time through to casual. If casual suits your life and lifestyle, we’d love you to register to be an ECMS casual.

Frequently asked questions

ECMS is a large organisation. We are always on the hunt for great talent. Click here to view our job board where we advertise our current opportunities. If you are looking for a casual opportunity, register your interest here.

If there are no roles that suit your current needs and qualifications, you can create an alert specifying the type of role you are looking for.  Click here to fill in your details, and once a position becomes available that aligns to you, you will receive an email notification.

We aim to process applications as efficiently as possible while ensuring each one receives thorough consideration. It is difficult to give an exact timeframe for the review process as it can vary depending on several factors such as the volume of applications received. However, the typical range for application review is between 7 – 14 days. If you haven’t received a response within 14 days, please reach out to or 1300 774 606.

Each recruitment process is unique, depending on the role and number of applications received. Typically, from the date applications close a standard recruitment process can take up to 4 weeks.

We want you to feel comfortable and prepared! We want you to be your authentic self, feel free to ask us questions! This is a time for you to share your knowledge and experience with us!

We have some learning resources that underline ECMS’ high-quality approach to early years education and safety to assist you!

Early Years Learning Framework

National Quality Standards

Mandatory Reporting in Early Childhood

Pedagogy and Practice at ECMS

Hopefully you walk away excited, motivated and you can see yourself working us!

Once the interview has been completed, you will receive an update within the next 5 days.

Yes, you can! If the positions do not overlap, you can work across roles and services. If you are looking for additional hours, we have an internal Relief Team! Click here to apply for the Relief Team, or during the recruitment process chat to a Recruitment Advisor about your interest.

For more information or a personal touch, contact us.

Ready for your next role?

Get in touch with us today.

    ECMS acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands on which we live, learn, work and play. Aboriginal people have a long tradition of teaching and learning through sharing their connections with country, community, language and culture. We recognise their continuing connection to the country, and we pay respects to elders past and present.