Education and Care

If you want to work with children, there has never been a better time to start your career in early childhood.

Teacher with childrenResearch increasingly shows that the early years are the most important for children's growth and development. Make a difference in a child's early years and you make a difference for life.

Victoria's baby boom and a nationwide drive to support the highest standards in the sector mean that demand for early childhood professionals is strong and growing. The new qualification requirements for education and care services also ensure recognition for your professionalism and expertise.

Right now there are plenty of rewarding opportunities for educators and teachers in early childhood settings like long day care, family day care, occasional care, kindergarten and outside school hours care.

For further information on a career in early childhood education and care, see: Careers

For further information on the training required to start a career in early childhood education and care, see: Training and Qualifications

For further information on a range of scholarships and incentives available to support your career in early childhood, see: Scholarships and Incentives