Careers at C&K Parkhurst | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

Careers at C&K Parkhurst

For Children. For You. For Always. 

Are you ready to make a difference that lasts a lifetime? 

At C&K, our purpose is to make a positive impact on children’s lives. It’s what we’ve been doing for more than 115 years. Through evidence-based thinking, hard work and true compassion, we’ve built a trusted reputation as Queensland’s leading provider of early childhood education.  

But times are changing, and so are we. And although we’re passionate believers that children come first, we know our people must come first, too.  

Join us and find a better way with C&K.

Up to $7,500 in bonuses after 2 years

C&K Parkhurst Childcare Centre is opening in Rockhampton in June 2024. We are looking for an Early Childhood Teacher and Lead Educators plus many more wonderful roles to start in April or earlier if preferred. Whatever your role, joining C&K means impacting a child’s life journey for the time they spend with us, and long after they leave.  

These exciting opportunities to work in a new, purpose-build C&K childcare centre, will see you enjoy amazing benefits and career opportunities, including:

  • Sector leading wages (above award) with salary sacrificing options
  • Relocation allowances up to $5,000 
  • Retention bonuses up to $5,000 at the end of the first year and up to $2,500 in year two 
  • 75% discount off childcare gap fees, priority access and no enrolment fee 
  • $1,000 Referral Program
  • Parental return-to-work support and priority access to childcare and kindergarten places at C&K centres
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Beginning to Teach at C&K Program
  • Central office support and guidance, with a dedicated Early Childhood Education Manager
  • Fully funded Blue Card, Police Check, First Aid, CPR, and Asthma and Anaphylaxis certification

Early Childhood Teacher

  • Salary $82,000 - $117,000
  • Relocation subsidies of up to $5,000 available
  • Retention bonuses - up to $5,000 at the end of first year and up to $2,500 in mid of year two

Early Childhood Teachers have an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young children by providing quality experiences that encourage positive outcomes for children’s development, learning and well-being. 

Apply now - ECT

Educators and Lead Educators

  • Salary $27.80-$30 (Educators) and $30 - $34 (Lead Educators) 
  • Relocation subsidies of up to $2,000 available
  • Retention bonuses - up to $2,000 at the end of first year and up to $1,000 in mid of year two

Using your skills, ideas and passion for education, you’ll create a safe, supportive and engaging learning environment for children, their families and our wider community. And you’ll be supported by a team of kind, humble people and leaders who share their knowledge to help you learn, grow and achieve more than you ever thought possible.

Apply now - Educators


  • Use your passion for cooking to nourish and nurture confident lifelong learners
  • Get a better deal with above competitive rates starting from $27.70 an hour and increasing with your qualification and experience
  • Say goodbye to working nights and weekends with stable hours and a refreshing change of pace

As our highly valued Cook with our team, you’ll create magical culinary experiences that nourish the bodies and minds of the children in our care.

Using our state-of-the art kitchen, you’ll whip up delicious, nutritious meals and snacks that delight even the pickiest of tiny tastebuds, creating cherished meal-time memories and supporting children to become healthy, happy and confident lifelong learners. You will design and deliver your menu with the close support of our Kitchens Operations Supervisor to ensure all our little learner’s dietary requirements are well supported.

And with no long hours, nights or weekend work, you’ll enjoy a better work-life balance with fixed, stable hours, so you can spend more quality time with friends and family.

Apply now - Cook

Expressions of Interest for other roles

There are a number of other roles available at C&K Parkhurst, including:

  • Admin assistant

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