Being an early childhood educator is more than just a job to you. You are passionate about expanding children’s learning and enjoy developing your expertise in this career. However, you also need the flexibility in your working schedule.

How Shiftsimple works?

Our platform enables you to showcase your skills and pick up shifts as you please

Apply to become an Educator

Fill out our online application form. If you have all the mandatory checks and qualifications, we will invite you for a skills test and video interview.


If you are successful, you will join a group onboarding session.

Update your online profile

After your onboarding, you can fill your online profile. This is where you tell education and care services about your experiences, special skills and working preference.

We match you to centres

When there is a shift request that matches your preference, it will be shown to the service. If selected, accept the shift request and show up to your shift ready to provide exceptional care to the children.

On-going learning

Through online resources, mentoring sessions and training programs , you are empowered to design your own professional development journey.

Get paid and reviewed

After completing a shift, log into your profile, submit your hours and review your service. They will do the same and you will get paid.

How we screen our Educators

Our screening process focuses on creating resilient, patient, adaptive and motivated educators for your service. This means our educators are able to step into new educational settings and provide high quality education and care immediately.

We ensure that First Aid, CPR, Mandatory Reporting, Working with Children Check and Police Check are current.

Assess math and verbal skills required in educating and caring for children.

Testing for personality and behavioural traits such as empathy, patience and cooperativeness.

Testing for perseverance and motivation to face those challenging days.

One-on-one video interviews to test for Early childhood education knowledge and learning agility.

Why we test for these capabilities

Our platform enables you to showcase your skills and pick up shifts as you please

Emotional IQ

Important in regulating one’s own emotion and guiding children to regulate their emotions, ease interpersonal conflicts and contribute to the children’s emotional and social development.

Learning Motivation

Knowledge within early childhood education is constantly expanding. Our educators need to be passionate about keeping current and working positively with change.

Learning Agility

Casual educators who work frequently in new settings should have high levels of learning agility to learn from unfamiliar experiences and apply those lessons to succeed in new situations.


In this high impact and high intensity work, it is important to maintain a positive outlook and be able bounce back from challenging situations.

Education and Care Focus

Being patient, tolerant and having a relaxed style allows educators to help children reach their milestones and develop to their potential.

Our training programs

We empower educators to chart their own professional development journey to grow their career in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Our training program covers a range practical skills and topics to extend and enrich children’s learning as well as physical and emotional wellbeing. These include:

  • Child Development
  • Health & Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Socio-cultural Understanding
  • Interpreting & Understanding Legislative & Regulatory Requirements

Training programs allow our educators to constantly keep up with best practice. See what trainings they have accomplished through badges displayed on their profile.

Featured Educators

With a background in commercial cooking, I enjoy doing cooking sessions with children. I believe there should be more group times with all the children in the room. Group time gets the children ready for school and allows the children to discuss topics in a group…
Sharon Anna Hutchison
The Maria Montessori Diploma covers over 50% child psychology which helps us to understand, respect and accept children’s behaviour. Having ran a family day care service for the last 5 years, I would love if children in centre based care are more involved in activities that are beneficial to their life skills such as woodwork, cooking and gardening. I try to get my children exploring the outdoors more.
Sharmila Rahim
With the trend of introducing technology in early childhood, I would be able to give solid introduction to the children in a way that is easier to understand. Technology offers unique possibilities and getting our children to acquire basic technology skills early to ensure they are ready for their future life. When with children I always encourage them to try out new things and let them that it is okay to not succeed the things you try at first. I find this allows children to remove hesitation and enjoy the process of learning. I would love to bring more early childhood awareness about the Australian Aboriginal culture. I would incorporate different painting styles.
Dushyantha Nagodavithana