As our primary focus is the growth and development of our children, it should come as no surprise that we are equally focused on assisting our employees to do the same with their careers. We love nothing more than seeing our educators and team members following a path of career progression that takes them precisely to where they want to be.

Every team member has their growth plan in place. In the last 12 months alone, we promoted over 20% of our team and over 12% of our team have undertaken study as part of our Excellence Scholarship and Traineeship Programs.

Petit ELJ Career Pathways

Learning and development

We have a continuous commitment to learning and development to encourage you to be your best. We do this by offering mentoring, leadership development programs and by supporting activities to increase team cohesion. Creating an engaging work environment where people love to come to work every day is at the heart of our workplace culture.

Our annual development calendar supported by online learning through our educator portal and partnerships with sector leading specialists are designed to set our team up for success.

At Petit ELJ, you can progress into a variety of roles within our centres. With in-house coaching and mentoring as well as professional development opportunities, we encourage you to grow your career with us.

If you would like to work with and learn from some of Australia’s most passionate and experienced Early Childhood Educators, please search our current opportunities.

We also offer our team paid time for training like:

  • First Aid and CPR Training (Paid)
  • Child Protection Training (Paid)
  • Food Safety Supervisor Certificate (Chef and Centre Director)
  • Safe Sleep Training
  • Dr Kayleen Henderson Mini Master Class series.

Excellence Scholarship Program

At Petit ELJ, we are committed to supporting our educators in achieving their career aspirations and growth. Through our Excellence Scholarship Program, Petit ELJ offers qualifying educators the opportunity to be supported in eligible studies that further their growth and development. This is our commitment to you as you deliver the highest standards of care to Petit ELJ children and their families.

The program is open to all Full Time and Part Time team members who are not subjected to performance management from the moment they joined us.

We offer fully funded training and study time or Paid Practicum for people wanting to undertake:

  • Certificate 111 in Early Education and Care
  • Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
  • Diploma of Early Education and Care
  • Graduate Diploma of Early Education and Care
  • Bachelor of Early Education and Care

If you want to pursue a career at Petit ELJ we can support you to achieve your goals.