Current vacancies

The GAP offers a fantastic program for 3-5 year olds in German in a loving , safe and caring environment.

Playschools are wonderful community-led not-for-profit organisations, where staff, children and families feel welcome, supported and included. Come join our community, and feel the love!

To apply, you must:

  • be wonderful with children aged 3-5 years old
  • be a good team player
  • be eligible for (or already hold) a Working with Vulnerable People Card
  • be prepared to undertake (or already hold) a First Aid certificate in Australia
  • be a permanent resident, Australian citizen or have a valid work permit
Send an email with your expressions of interest and a CV to

Thursday/Friday Head Teacher

Do you love teaching children German? Do you enjoy working with children with love and care, heart and soul? Do you want a whole lot less paperwork than big childcare centres require (and therefore more time to dedicate quality time to the children)? Then the the German/English program on Thursdays/Fridays is for you! We are offering 2 days/week: Thursdays and Fridays, 9:05am to 3:45pm. There is also the possibility of further work on Mondays and Tuesdays. This is a CSE Level 4 role, and you will be working as a teacher in the Playschool class. Impress us with an inspiring session delivered at our morning circle (as part of your interview process). You must hold a Diploma or Degree qualification in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Children’s services, Sozialpädagogik, or similar. Ideally, you have prior children’s services or early childhood teaching experience. Your spoken German should be fluent enough to work with children and families.

Casual staff

Do you love spending time with kids? Do you want to put your German language skills to good use in Canberra? Do you want to work occasionally at the GAP or one of our facilitated playgroups? We are looking for lovely casual staff who can fill in for staff when they are sick or on holidays. This could be at relatively short notice, or with some advance notice. We can offer shifts during GAP (9:05-3:45pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays) or for our before- and after-GAP activities (7:30am-9:15am; or 3:30pm-5:30pm on GAP days).

What we offer: 

  • Great work-life balance with hours from 9:05am to 3:45pm for 48 weeks per year, during ACT school terms and limited days during school term breaks.
  • Spielwelt pays above Award rates and is an exceptionally supportive employer.
  • For the Director / Teacher / Educator role:  A uniform and laundry allowance is provided.
  • You get all the regulated entitlements such as Superannuation 11%, Long Service Leave, 17.5% Annual Leave Loading, and Personal/Carers Leave.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • We are a non-toxic, environmentally friendly, sun smart, healthy-habits playschool, where children and staff enjoy their activities and experience joy in learning.

Working for Us

Even if we don’t have a current vacancy, from time to time we do need staff… so it is always worthwhile to tell us about yourself and enquire about working for us.
The German Australian Playschool caters for 3-5 year olds, in Turner ACT, and is run by a small team of dedicated professionals, offering a wonderful program in German, in a loving caring environment.
The GAP operates during ACT school terms and has optional holiday sessions during term breaks and summer holidays.
If you or someone you know would like to join our team, we look forward to hearing from you!