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Early Learning Careers

Bring your passion to work

What makes our early learning centres different? For us, it’s our educators.

Rewarding careers are about doing something you love, where you can make a real difference in a child’s life. When you join MercyCare Early Learning you join a team where individual strengths are celebrated, colleagues become family and a place where you can learn and grow. We value teamwork, compassionate people, professional growth and learning, having fun and supporting each other.

At MercyCare Early Learning, we celebrate you, all your strengths and skills. We want you to bring your talents and passions to our centres. With our unique philosophy of care and special programs – from our Eco Warriors to MiniChef champions, cultural celebrations to our reconciliation journey – we want you to share your passions with the next generation. 

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Meaningful and rewarding Early Learning Careers

What you do each day matters. It can make a real impact on a child, a family or a colleague. For a child you can spark an imagination, ignite a passion for learning, build confidence and nurture an environment where a child can belong.

As one of the largest Western Australian not-for-profit providers of early learning services, at MercyCare we believe every child is a unique little person. We know one size certainly does not fit all, that early learning is about bringing out the special qualities and strengths that makes a child individual.

We are an organisation where our values matter. They drive our decisions and are central to the inclusive culture at our centres. We invite you to be part of our values-driven team of compassionate and experienced educators.

Perks of working at MercyCare Early Learning

More in your back pocket

We want to reward our staff for their commitment, that’s why we pay above-award wages, plus as a not-for-profit organisation, with MercyCare you can pay less tax with our salary packaging options up to $15,900 per annum (eligibility requirements apply). If you have young children, our discount on child care fees at any of our excellent 14 Early Learning Centres across Perth can come in handy.

Time for you

Having time to look after yourself, your family and community is important. That’s why our employees receive 5 weeks leave per year. We also have dedicated compassionate leave, domestic violence leave, six weeks paid parental leave and one day of special leave – because life doesn’t always fit in a box!

Learn and advance

We want to invest in you, that’s why we encourage and support professional and career development. MercyCare has Certificate III and Diploma Traineeships where you get paid for working while we pay for your education. Our Learning and Development team offers year-round opportunities, tailored and delivered based on your needs and interests. We regularly offer networking events so we can learn from and support each other. With our professional development and training and solid career pathways you can take your career where you want to.

Feel valued

We know it’s our people that make us who we are. We want to reward and recognise your dedication and expertise. We run an Employee Recognition Program, including our Annual Awards night and Service Recognition program. We also recognise your hard work needs to be valued each and every day. That’s why our managers are trained and supported to acknowledge their teams and promote a positive workplace.

More than Early Learning

When you join MercyCare, you join something bigger. We support individuals and communities to thrive, from supporting young people and families experiencing homelessness to offering foster care. We are driven by our values and are passionate about creating positive change.

The MercyCare Difference

What I love about working at MercyCare…

“A lot of the children that I see go right through from babies all the way through to kindy and relationships that I form with the families are a very strong bond.”

– Tammy Dodd

The MercyCare Difference

What I love about working at MercyCare…

“I love the people I work with I love the environments… I love the families and I love watching the children grow and develop.”

– Felicity Santoro

The MercyCare Difference

What I love about working at MercyCare…

“You see some of the little children and you think is this child going to find a cure to something is this child going to build something really amazing somewhere in Perth… you just don’t know.”

– Leah Mizen

The MercyCare Difference

What I love about working at MercyCare…

“I started here with my children and something that was really important to me was the friendships they made here to take off to school. One of them is now in high school and he’s still got those friendships.”

– Gemma Gardiner

The MercyCare Difference

What I love about working at MercyCare…

“I love my job, it’s an amazing place and I have so much love to give to these children.”

– Rita Green

Our staff are family

What truly makes the difference at an early learning centre? For us, it’s our early learning educators and staff. Experienced, compassionate and professional, it’s our people that make our centres what they are.

Our educators care deeply; listen to what truly matters to our families and their community; and are passionate about providing opportunities for each child to learn, discover, develop and belong.

We want you to meet just a few that embody what we stand for.

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