Employee Benefits

At Only About Children, our team of over 2,000 people provide high-quality early years education and care to over 8,000 families nationally. Discover why so many people choose a career with us.

We believe our people are worth more. Whether that be more pay & benefits, more wellbeing, more recognition and more development – we empower you to thrive professionally & personally and in turn deliver on the best outcomes for children and families in our care.

More Pay

  • Sector leading above Award pay with a commitment to review annually
  • Minimum 5% for all educator roles
  • Minimum 10%+ for all leadership roles
  • 50% discount on employee childcare and grandchild care fees at any of our campuses 
  • Loyalty recognition via recognition vouchers

More Benefits

  • Employee Retail Discount Program that will save you money including:
    • Discounted in-store and online vouchers from 100s of retailers, including Myer, Apple, JB Hi-Fi, Woolworths and Coles, typically between 5% and 10%
    • Over 500 online cashback offers in travel, fashion, insurance, fuel, mobile and more
  • 18 weeks Government Parental Leave Pay while you care for your new child

More Wellbeing

  • 2 Wellbeing Days per year, allowing you to recharge when needed
  • Option to purchase up to 2-weeks additional Annual Leave per year, giving you more time to do the things that are important to you
  • Flexible working arrangements to suit your lifestyle
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) to support the ongoing mental health and wellbeing of our people
  • Access to 10 days paid Family & Domestic Violence with additional support via EAP

More Development

  • Support to deliver a world-class play-based learning GROW Curriculum with access to a network of Education and Health experts
  • 100% paid Education Assistance Programs for all qualification levels plus paid study leave
  • 100% paid Traineeship Program with a commitment to full time employment
  • Paid Professional Development leave for all ECTs, allowing you to grow and develop
  • Access to online and face-to-face development programs including Leadership Development programs
  • Ability for career growth, internal promotions & transfer options across our 80+ campuses nationally. Plus, opportunities to work in the Support Office

More Recognition

  • National Annual Excellence Award program to recognise the achievements of individuals and teams
  • Loyalty Recognition Program for tenure of service from 1+ years
  • Employee portal supporting Manager and Peer to Peer recognition
  • Many opportunities to recognise and celebrate aligned to our Heart Principles
Only About Children is more than childcare, it’s a place to grow your career, and grown I have! During my 8 years at Only About Children, not only have I been provided with ample opportunities to learn and develop, I have also had incredible career growth. This has seen me journey into many roles, starting as a Casual Educator, to now HR Business Partner. Only About Children has kept me engaged, motivated and inspired!
Michael Codey, HR Business Partner