Education and Care Centre - Casual positions

Job No: CC1365
Location: Merrylands


Cumberland City Council is located within the fast-growing Central City District and is on the doorstep of two of Greater Sydney’s new cities, between the Greater Parramatta and Olympic Park (GPOP) area and the new Western Parkland City. The Central City District is benefiting from unprecedented city-scale infrastructure investments, making this an exciting time to join Cumberland.

Located 20km west of Sydney on Dharug country, with a population of 240,000 residents, Cumberland is the fourth most populous LGA in Greater Sydney. Cumberland boasts one of the most diverse communities in Australia, with people from many different backgrounds and cultures living alongside one another.

Our people are focused on driving community outcomes, programs and services to innovate, inspire and deliver change for the community we represent.

Cumberland City Council adheres to the principles of a child safe organisation and is committed to the care and protection of all children and young people. Council has worked hard to fulfil its community’s vision for Cumberland as a place where anyone can feel welcomebelong and succeed.


We are seeking education and care professionals, ranging from Educators to Early Childhood Teachers, to join our team where they will care for and educate children from birth to thirteen (0-13) years of age.

Key requirements include (but are not limited to):

  • Experience in an education and care environment
  • Relevant qualifications are desirable ranging from Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care to degree qualified (depending on the position)
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate at various levels - written and oral
  • Creativity and flexibility
  • A passion and desire to work with young children, their parents and other Educators.

Download the position descriptions below:

Job Description Children's Services Casual - Grade 2

Job Description Children's Services Casual - Grade 3

Position information: These are casual positions, located across Council's 14 Education and Care Centres. The positions are rostered to work Monday to Friday, between 6:00am to 6:00pm and may include split shifts. 

Please note that casual hours are not regular and ongoing, and may fluctuate from hours to block work depending on availability.

Salary information: The salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with the NSW Local Government (State) Award.

  • Grade 2 of the Cumberland Salary Structure with an hourly rate of $26.41, plus 10.5% superannuation
  • Grade 3 of the Cumberland Salary Structure with an hourly rate of $27.27, plus 10.5% superannuation
  • 25% casual loading
  • Staff engaged casually in an Early Childhood Educator or Early Childhood Teacher will be paid the appropriate hourly rate, plus casual loading and superannuation.

Council fully supports the aims and objectives of NSW Child Protection Legislation, and associated provisions, and will implement all necessary measures to ensure a safe and supporting Council environment, which endeavours to promote child safe child friendly practices. It is essential for applicants to submit their WWCC number with their application. It is an offence under NSW legislation for barred workers to apply for or otherwise attempt to obtain, undertake or remain in child-related employment.


  • Training and professional development opportunities available to develop skills and grow your career
  • Health and Wellbeing Programs to support our staff by providing access to online professional learning, paid leave to undertake annual skin checks, COVID-19 vaccinations and to donate blood
  • Subsidies to assist with the cost of wellness and fitness activities
  • Free access to Council owned swimming pools
  • Access to Council's Fitness Passport Program and Employee Assistance Program (EAP).


Council is committed to providing an accessible, safe and inclusive workplace for all. If you require additional support or any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the application process.

Successful applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and agree to provide information for pre-employment checks required for the position. This may include criminal record checks, qualification and licence checks, and proof of the right to work in Australia (please refer to the position description for the specific qualifications and requirements for this role). Copies of sighted documents will be kept by Council for its records as proof of verification.

Council's COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure has been designed and adopted to protect the health and safety of our people, our customers and the community. It is a condition of employment that all applicants produce evidence of their vaccination status as part of the employment screening process.


Enquiries: Telephone Kellie Silvestro on 8757 9729 for further information.

Please note: The casual list is culled every 3 months. If you have not been contacted for an interview within 3 months of submitting your application, please re-apply. 


How to apply for a Working With Children Check number

There is a simple two-step process for getting a Working With Children Check number.

1. Fill in an online form or call the helpline to have someone fill in a form for you.

2. Take the application number to a Service NSW location, pay the fee (if applicable) and have your identity confirmed (you will need to take appropriate identification with you).

The Working With Children Check will cost $80 for paid workers and self-employed people and is valid for a five-year period. There is no fee for volunteers, adults living in a FDC Educators home and students on placement. Find out more at



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