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Become a mentor for early childhood teachers

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Benefits as a mentor

  • professional growth through developing mentoring skills
  • collaborating with other mentors
  • contributing to the growth and development of others.

What to expect as a mentor

Mentors will support provisionally-registered and preservice early childhood teachers to:

  • engage in professional and coaching conversations
  • observe teaching and educational program delivery
  • provide and receive feedback when reflecting on practice
  • identify learning and development opportunities
  • build professional networks with other teachers, agencies and professional organisations in the sector.

Mentors of provisionally-registered teachers will support mentees to transition to full registration through the Queensland College of Teachers.

Eligibility

Mentors must:

  • be an experienced early childhood teacher in the Metropolitan or Central Queensland regions
  • have strong early childhood pedagogical knowledge and experience in prior to school settings
  • demonstrate knowledge of implementing the National Quality Framework
  • have support from your service director or approved provider.

Mentors of provisionally-registered teachers also require:

  • full registration with the Queensland College of Teachers
  • knowledge of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
  • knowledge of the Queensland kindergarten learning guideline.

How to apply

To express your interest in mentoring provisionally-registered or preservice early childhood teachers please send a completed expression of interest (EOI) form (PDF, 259KB) to ecec.mentoring@qed.qld.gov.au.   

Once your EOI form is received, the Early Childhood Lead Mentor in your region will contact you to discuss your application.

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Last updated 17 March 2020