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Careers at Y Kinders

Join the Y Kinders Team

We look for inclusive people who have a real zeal for life, with positive and vibrant approaches that inspire those around them.

We’re innovative, responsive and connected. We listen to our staff and respond to the needs of our communities. We are passionate and creative in ensuring that all children have access to quality early childhood education and understand the crucial role that our teams play in delivering inspired early learning.

Working at the Y, you will discover a meaningful career full of opportunities to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.

With over 700 employees across the state, we appreciate the value diversity can bring to Y Kinders.

Meet Our Team: Ben

Ben Leersen may have taken a slightly unconventional approach to choosing a career, but it proved to be one of the best decisions he’s made.
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Meet Our Team: Alex

Alex always knew she’d work with children. But she didn’t realise how fulfilling her career would be until she found the Y.
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Meet Our Team: Paula

Paula O’Bryan has dedicated her career to caring for others. Now she’s back to her hometown roots, making a lasting impact on the children and families in her community.
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A career in Early Childhood Education with Y Kinders

At Y Kinders, the role that our educators play in young lives is crucial. It’s a rewarding career where you can make a real difference as part of a child’s journey and be an integral part of the wider community that surrounds them.

Hear from our Educators about why they love working for Y Kinders. And how our culture of inclusivity, respect, and a sense of responsibility for the world around us isn’t just a philosophy – it’s part of our everyday.

Leading by example: Setting the standard and celebrating diversity at the Y

By creating an inclusive environment, we not only empower our team members. We also set an example for the younger generation. We talked to some of our people about what diversity and inclusion means to them at the Y.

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Finding balance: The Y’s commitment to a flexible and adaptive workplace.

Life can be a whirlwind of responsibilities, commitments and unexpected surprises. We get it.

A career at the Y, means you’ll have the flexibility to meet the demands of a busy life and be supported to grow at your own pace. Hear from our people about how they’ve found the balance between a fulfilling career and an enriching life.

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Playing a vital role in little lives: What it feels like to make a lasting impact at the Y.

We’re united by one purpose: to make a better world, with and for young people. Join our team, and you’ll get to do that every single day. Three of our team share the impact that they get to make at the Y and why there’s simply no greater feeling!

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Leaving the city behind: Find connection and freedom working regionally.

At the Y, we believe young families need high-quality early learning no matter what their postcode. That’s why so many of our team live regionally, making an important impact and supporting children to learn and grow. Three of our team members share what they love most about working in their own special slice of Victoria.

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The Y acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to Elders past, present and future.

View our full Commitment Statements here .

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