Why Young Academics

Young Academics is Sydney’s leading early childhood education and care provider and a great place to commence, grow or continue your career in the early childhood sector.

As a progressive and fast-growing company based on family values, we have over 30 early learning centres, and plenty more in the pipeline, offering our employees the chance to find one close to home, all offering an inclusive and collaborative working environment.

What really sets us apart is our dedication to our most valuable resource – our employees. We focus on recruiting, retaining and growing the best in the early childhood sector by prioritising training and development, ensuring a clear path for career progression. We are dedicated to ensuring all of our employees are well supported and valued, along with a generous internal rewards program including staff discounts, incentives, awards and social events.

Young Academics is a well-respected name in both the early education sector and the communities in which we operate thanks to our signature industry-leading educational programs and strong connections with local organisations and charities for which we regularly fundraise, sponsor and host events.

  • Training & development
  • Career progression
  • Become a centre manager

Training & development

Training & development

At Young Academics we pride ourselves on the myriad of opportunities we present to our valued employees for ongoing professional learning and development.

The program includes regular training with educational leaders, early childhood teachers, centre managers, area managers and other members of the leadership team. Regular fortnightly education cluster meetings are scheduled with the senior management team, centre manager meetings are held every six weeks based on pedagogy and practice, and regular learning and development programs are coordinated throughout the year led by external providers.

Employees are also encouraged to attend a variety of sector-based conferences each year, with the support of Young Academics.

All employees are given an Early Childhood Australia (ECA) Learning Hub membership which is designed to help educators gain a thorough and practical understanding of standards, frameworks and research about quality practice. We chose to invest in this industry-leading platform created by Early Childhood Australia as it allows our educators to engage in professional development and training online, at no cost to them. There are hundreds of modules to choose from that are available to access anywhere, anytime.

Young Academics has also launched an Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) Scholarship Program, giving five full-time employees each year the opportunity to apply for a grant of $2,000 to go towards their studies in a Bachelor of Early Education 0-5 years. This is just another way we encourage current employees to extend their knowledge and education through professional learning.

Career progression

Career progression

At Young Academics, as our focus is on attracting and nurturing the best professionals in our sector, we ensure all our employees have the opportunity to develop a meaningful career with us through clear paths for development and progression.
Across all of our early learning centres and head office, our employees have access to our internal mentoring program which ensures they are well supported and personally mentored by another team member senior to them, providing access to a trusted team member to go to at all times with any questions they may have about their career with Young Academics. We also work closely with our teams to develop individualised career plans with set goals based on their level and specific interests which can include management, compliance or curriculum.

Above all, we make sure we recruit from within wherever possible, so that our employees who are keen and ready to progress to the next level have the opportunity to do so with us and remain part of the Young Academics family.


Become a centre manager

Become a centre manager

Young Academics has a policy of recruiting from within wherever possible, and in fact most of our current centre managers started as educators and worked their way up through our clear and well supported career progression paths.

As a company, Young Academics is currently going through an exciting period of expansion with over 30 centres and more new early learning centres in the pipeline. This opens up new opportunities for current and future employees– with now being the perfect time to fast track your career with Young Academics.

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Current opportunities

Young Academics is currently going through an exciting growth phase, meaning we are constantly adding to our network of early learning centres across Sydney. All current opportunities are advertised on SEEK, check regularly so you don’t miss out on your dream role with us.

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If you are interested in starting a meaningful career with Young Academics or have any questions, please register your interest below and someone from our team will be in touch.

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