Beginning to Teach at C&K Program | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

Beginning to Teach at C&K Program

About the Program

Are you a newly graduated teacher or a teacher that has come to us from a primary or secondary background or a provisionally registered teacher? If so, then this program is for you!

The C&K Beginning to Teach at C&K program is a support and learning program to ensuring C&K teachers develop a love of teaching kindergarten aged children, and are supported on their teaching career journey with C&K.

The program is delivered over 12 months, with an extension of an extra 12 months available for C&K teachers working toward full registration from QCT.

The program includes:

  • An experienced mentor from the C&K Early Childhood team.
  • A C&K Collaborative Teaching and Learning journal.
  • Tailored goal setting and access to a professional learning calendar with topics specific to those beginning to teach at C&K.
  • Hanen Training.
  • 4 specific program visits over the course of the program.
  • Bespoke context-driven professional networking opportunities (for example, location based small group meetings, online line meetings).
  • Annual symposium with guest speakers.

In addition to the above, participants seeking to progress to full registration will have access to:

  • A report completed by the mentor that track’s PRT’s progress and is transferable across services.
  • Completion of the QCT review report.
  • Specific professional learning with focus on standards.
  • C&K PRT progress report.


"The Beginning to Teach at C&K Program has been designed with and for teachers, to help them develop their skills, knowledge and professional identity, through mentorship and ongoing learning opportunities."

Nadine McAllister, C&K Principle Advisor for Curriculum and Pedagogy

Criteria for Participants in the Program 

The program is available to C&K affiliate or branch teachers that are employed on a permanent basis or on a contract position for 6 months and over; AND

  • Provisionally registered through QCT; OR
  • Have graduated in the last two years from an ACECQA recognised teaching qualification; OR
  • Are working towards their teaching qualification; OR
  • Have completed a primary teaching degree and bridging course certificate 3; OR
  • Have completed a secondary teaching degree and certificate 3; OR
  • Early career teachers working in a room other than the kindergarten room in a Childcare Centre.

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