Careers Blog

Providing valuable news and information to inspire, guide and support you in developing a successful career in the early childhood education and care industry.
Oac Excellence Awards
1 Nov

Oac Excellence Awards


The Oac Excellence Awards are an important pillar of our reward and recognition program - an opportunity to say thank you and acknowledge the commitment and professionalism of our teams. These peer-nominated awards take place annually at both a regional and national level.

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Reduce stress and increase happiness at work
21 Oct

Reduce stress and increase happiness at work


Many of us are faced daily with heavy workloads and lengthy commutes while in parallel managing a busy schedule at home. These stresses can quickly build up and damage our mental health.  Fortunately, there are steps you can take to safeguard your mental well-being and return to a state of calm and happiness.

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Early childhood education careers for school leavers
26 Aug

Early childhood education careers for school leavers


Nothing beats the feeling of knowing that what you do each day is having a real impact on a child, not just in that moment - but for the rest of their life.

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What makes a great Casual Educator?
18 Aug

What makes a great Casual Educator?


At Oac, our Casual Educator play a pivotal role within our organisation. Their expertise and support help us to deliver the quality education and care we pride ourselves on.    The following article from Talent Now pulls together the wisdom of many Centre Directors and Educators to highlight what it takes to be a great Casual Educator.

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Our teams are choosing to work smarter not harder
1 Jun

Our teams are choosing to work smarter not harder


Oac Glebe Director Melissa Angeles shares how, with the implementation of flexible work arrangements, she now has a happier, healthier and more productive team.

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PODCAST: The day in the life of an Early Childhood Educator
18 Mar

PODCAST: The day in the life of an Early Childhood Educator


Zoe Thomson joined Oac 5 years ago as a Certificate III qualified Educator. With the support of her Campus Director and Oac, Zoe enrolled to complete her Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at University.

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 Is a career in early childhood right for you?
12 Mar

Is a career in early childhood right for you?


Have you considered a career in early childhood education? Be part of a growing industry, make a lifelong impression on countless young lives, gain knowledge in the early learning process and have fun doing it! Register your interest today!   As an Oac Trainee you will be immersed in daily practice, undertake study towards a nationally recognised qualification and be supported by a team of experienced Educators....

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PODCAST: Industry misconceptions from a male's point of view
12 Feb

PODCAST: Industry misconceptions from a male's point of view


Listen in as Charlie Hipkin, Assistant Director at Oac Cammeray, chats to Explore Careers about some of the common misconceptions about working as an Educator in the early childhood education sector. EXPLORE CAREERS PODCAST #Oaclife

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Tips for guiding children's behaviour
15 Jan

Tips for guiding children's behaviour


Learning acceptable behaviour and being able to control behaviour, is a key challenge faced by children in their early years and an area that we as Educators play an integral part in teaching through our daily curriculums and interactions. We work together with families to support children to develop these skills by guiding their behaviour in positive, supportive and age appropriate ways.

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Christmas tis the season to slow down
12 Dec

Christmas tis the season to slow down


December is a month where it is so easy to get swept up into “the cult of being busy.

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