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Hiring overseas educators can not only bring a service the benefits of a diverse, multicultural workplace but also address staffing shortage issues. However before an overseas candidate can be recognised as an early childhood educator under the NQF, their qualification will have assessed for equivalence by ACECQA.

Even for the most accomplished of new graduates, the transition from educational to professional context can be challenging. Not only is the new educator thrust into the hurly-burly of everyday teaching, but is expected to adjust to an entirely unfamiliar ecosystem of the service. If you are facing a similar prospect, here are a few strategies for a new educator starting in early childhood services, to help you give your professional best.

Anecdotes are the most commonly used tool in gathering information about children.

Conducting performance reviews is an effective way to recognise and reward individual educators contributions within the service.  The purpose of performance reviews is to assess the performance of individual educators and to improve communication between Educators and management.

When working as a Diploma Qualified Educator your pay rate is from the Children's Services Award 2010. This Award states your minimum rate of pay based on the completion of your Diploma Qualification. The following will provide information for Diploma Qualified Educators on minimum wages including full time and casual, job responsibilities and more.

Policy and Procedures are an integral part of the documentation that is required to meet legislative requirements. They prevent uncertainty about how particular situations are handled and support staff to understand their roles and responsibilities.

For Educators, one of the hardest tasks is getting children to listen. It may be easier for some but for others (especially Educators who are casual) it can be difficult to get the children to pay attention and to listen to your instructions.

When you've have accepted a job offer in service, it is fairly common that you will be put on a probation period. This is used to asses if you are suitable for the position and you meet the standards and expectation of your job responsibilities.

When working as a Cert 3 Qualified Educator, your pay rate is from the Children's Services Award 2010. This Award states your minimum rate of pay based on the completion of your Cert 3 Qualification. The following will provide information for Cert 3 Education and Care Qualified Educators on minimum wages including full time and casual, job responsibilities, allowances and more.

At a Fair Work Commision hearing, set in Sydney today, ECT's will be demanding equal pay with primary school teachers, with an overall increase in salaries. It will be a pay rise of $32.000 if ECT's win.

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