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Inspire the future

​​​​​​​Choose a career in early childhood - become a future maker

Whether you are already part of the early childhood education and care workforce, are about to or have just left school, or are looking for a career change, a career in early childhood can help you inspire the future (PDF, 250KB).

You can make a difference and be a positive influence in shaping young lives by providing quality care and learning experiences.

Hear the personal stories and the rewarding experiences from early childhood teachers and educators working in services across Queensland.

Choose to work in a variety of including kindergarten, family day care, outside school hours care, or long day care.

The need for a qualified early childhood education and care workforce is growing and you could be a part of this rewarding profession.

Choosing a career in early childhood is life-changing.

Your opportunity

A career in early childhood offers you the opportunity to work in a variety of education and care roles in a number of different settings.

In Queensland, the majority of early childhood education and care services are privately-owned or operated by a community organisation (for example, a church or not-for-profit group). A small number of services are provided by government.

Under the National Quality Framework, early childhood services are required to employ staff that hold or are studying towards an approved early childhood qualification. The approved levels of education and care qualifications in Australia are:

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Last updated
20 June 2018
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