Career opportunities in early childhood education - English

Career opportunities for new teachers and educators in early childhood education

The Victorian Government has committed $14 billion to expand kindergarten programs across the state. Over the next decade Victoria will need thousands of extra early childhood teachers and educators.

Early childhood education makes a difference to the lives of children and families. Early childhood teachers and educators from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds make even more of a difference.

Bilingual and bicultural staff in early childhood services help make kinder programs more accessible for families from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds and reflect the state’s multicultural communities.

Working in early childhood education delivers many benefits. It provides the opportunity to:

  • make a difference and improve outcomes for children and their families
  • help children grow and learn in their early years
  • work in a field that is rewarding and creative.

Financial assistance

There are a range of study options and financial supports available for people interested in becoming an early childhood teacher or educator.

For more information about careers in early childhood education and financial support for study, visit Become an early childhood teacher or educator.


Employment in early childhood education is managed by individual service managers and providers of kinder programs.

Go to the Early Childhood Jobs website to see what jobs are available and to read case studies from people working in the sector.