A career in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector can bring great fulfilment and satisfaction to those who have a genuine love for children and child development.

A Traineeship at Maitland Kids Preschool & ELC is an excellent way for you to commence your early childhood career, enabling you to work in a supportive learning environment while completing your qualification. Our Trineeships are designed for those completely new to the industry, including school leavers. On completion of your Traineeship you will have gained a nationally recognised Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some components of your Traineeship are self-paced, so if you complete your work quickly you may be eligible to complete your qualification in less than 12 months with the Nominated Supervisors Approval.

Maitland Kids provides fully funded traineeships, there is no cost for enrolling in your course.

Your rate of pay is determined by your level of education as well as when you leave or have already left school. Remember that you will be gaining valuable on the job experience whilst gaining a formal qualification and your wage will increase once you are qualified.

You will need to be available from 6:30am-6pm Monday-Friday to work on a rotating roster. You will be working 38 hours per week.
No, all training is completed on the job so you get paid, while you complete your qualification.
Upon successful completion of your traineeship you receive a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. The Certificate III is recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework, which means, you can take this qualification anywhere within Australia and work as an accredited childcare worker.