Creche Assistant

Date: 17-Jun-2022

Location: Forster, AU

Company: YMCA NSW

  • Come with a strong focus on the care and safety of the children in our care
  • Based at Forster
  • Part time and casual roles available


We are currently in search for 5 creche Assistants to come join the team at the Y NSW Great Lakes Aquatic and Leisure Centre. 


The successful candidates will be required to work between the hours of 8.30am and 11.30am Monday to Friday.


We also have two permanent part time positions of either 15 or 9 hours per week.  

About the role

Reporting to the Crèche Coordinator, the first and primary measure of the success as a Creche Assistant will be to support the Coordinator to manage the overall quality of the management and administration of the operations of the Creche Service. You will work to ensure the service's philosophy, policies and procedures are implemented, and Childcare National Standards are met as minimum operational standards for the Crèche service. 

What you will come with: 


  • Ability to interact with children in a positive, sensitive and respectful manner
  • Recognition of the needs of children and the ability to nurture and support children new to the service
  • Ability to cope in an emergency or in a stressful situation 
  • CPR Certificate
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Certificate III in Childcare or equivalent (Required for part time positions)



Our Recreation Team is a close-knit community of energetic people-people, with a passion for staying active and helping others. From our Duty Managers and Customer Service Officers, to our Instructors and Coordinators, the team are responsible for transforming our 24 Recreation Centres into warm, inclusive and safe spaces – providing access to health, fitness and recreation opportunities for those who need it most. As part of The Y family, you’ll be responsible for the care and wellbeing of vulnerable and underprivileged young people, always acting with integrity and respect to provide fun and meaningful experiences, safely. We’ll reward you with perks like flexible hours and free facility membership, and support you to build valuable people, leadership and life skills – all while you make a difference to your community.


Who What Y?


The Y NSW is a profit-for-purpose organisation focused on healthy living, social impact and empowering young people. We operate 24 recreation centres, 53 out-of-school-hours care services, and two camping locations which employ 1,500 staff across NSW –  and fund our diverse range of enriching community programs.


We believe in building a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We encourage people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, to apply.


Vaccination Policy

This position involves direct contact with vulnerable persons who have an increased risk of COVID-19, including children. It is a condition of employment that successful applicants provide evidence of compliance with YMCA NSW's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy prior to commencing.


Commitment to Safeguarding

At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe, at the Y, in their families and in their communities. As such, we embed Safeguarding into everything that we do to make sure Children and Young People are kept at the front of our minds in all our programs and services. We also ensure that all our candidates are appropriately screened to make sure that the right people are in the right roles to keep our children and young people safe. 

To learn more about our Commitment to Safeguarding Statement and our screening processes, click here.