Benefits of Working with Us

At Petit Early Learning Journey, we work hard to make sure we attract and retain the very best early childhood educators, teachers, leaders and support team members. We look for individuals who share our commitment to the little lives we are entrusted with each day. That is why we offer competitive pay and some of the best childcare centre jobs in the industry.

Creating a workplace where satisfied and motivated people want to come to work is one of our top priorities. We understand everyone has demands beyond the workplace, so we are happy to discuss where, when, and how we all work together. We offer flexible working policies and employment structures with full-time, part-time or casual childcare opportunities.

Many of us at Petit ELJ have families or are planning to have children, so we also offer generous employee childcare discounts. As an example, as an Educator with two children in fulltime care, you could enjoy savings of up to $13,500 in fees before CCS while working with us.

Having fulfilled and happy employees with access to the latest resources, infrastructure, training courses and programs are a strong focus at Petit ELJ. We also acknowledge, reward and support our team in a range of ways whether it is with a thank you card, vouchers, team dinner, recognition of loyal service or peer recognition awards.

Working with Petit ELJ is a rewarding, inspiring and challenging experience where each member of our team is treated with the same care and respect shown to the beautiful children at our centres. We will provide the opportunity for you to progress into a variety of roles within our centres. With clearly structured professional development and a supportive team, we will encourage you to grow your career.

We are a company committed to inspiring children in their unique potential for learning every day. 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.

At Petit Early Learning Journey, 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.

Petit ELJ has launched its Excellence Scholarship Program in 2020, and Petit ELJ Educators can now qualify for financial support. Financial support is offered for educators who desire to continue their studies from Certificate in ECEC to Diploma of ECEC to Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).

We take pride in our educators who pursue further studies. The main criteria are as follows:

A. Eligible Educators

To qualify for the Petit ELJ Excellence Scholarship Program, you are required to be:

  • a permanent full-time educator who has completed your probationary period; or
  • a permanent part-time educator who has completed your probationary period

Note that casual educators are not eligible for the Excellence Scholarship Program.

B. Eligible Education

Petit ELJ supports educators who:

  • currently have a Certificate III and are seeking to attain a Diploma in ECEC; or
  • currently have a Diploma in ECEC and are seeking to attain a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.

Permanent Petit ELJ Educators are required to complete an application form to express their interest in seeking acceptance into the Excellence Scholarship Program. If you are not yet part of the Petit ELJ Team, take a look at our latest Petit ELJ job opportunities.

We are proud to reward the hard work of our educators and team members with a range of other benefits such as:

  • First Aid and CPR Training (Paid)
  • Child Protection Training (Paid)
  • Peerless Gel Training (Paid)
  • Food Safety Supervisor Certificate (Chef and Centre Director)
  • Safe Sleep Training
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program should it be required

“I’ve learnt so much over the last couple of years at Petit. “I’m really happy here, and I can see many opportunities to grow and develop.”
Kirsty Haden, Petit Lead Educator 


Critical reflection is a vital part of children’s early learning development. At Petit ELJ we take pride in this practice as we strive for continuous improvement.

In May 2019, Amber Cole had the opportunity to join other services to share insight into practice with the Australian Childcare Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). These videos were filmed following our participation in the Quality Support Program that aims to support services to improve.

Since this filming Amber Cole has progressed into the role as Centre Director at Petit ELJ Coffs Harbour.

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