Developing close and meaningful relationships

Our Mission

Early Years Talent is on a mission to deliver excellence and consistency across the Early Childhood Education and Care Sector. We help exceptional educators to find their dream roles and support early learning organisations to build outstanding teams. 

We do this by delivering a comprehensive low-risk recruitment solution that includes a rigorous pre-screening process, thorough quality assessment of every candidate, and post-placement support by veterans in the sector. In fact, by the time one of our candidates reaches a client, we are so confident in their abilities we back up our word by providing a 3 – 6 month placement guarantee.

Early Years Talent is built on a simple but powerful foundation of honesty and respect for our candidates and clients. It is with this honesty and respect our success is enabled. We invest in growing our network of the very best talent – many of which are qualified Early Childhood Teachers themselves. We develop great relationships with our clients and candidates and take pride in observing them grow due to our efforts.

Our focus on quality, care, kindness and respect means that we only work with like-minded early childhood education and care staff that share our commitment to excellence in early years education. With our in-depth understanding of ACECQA and the NQF, we provide educators with the information they need to progress their careers and confidently enter into new roles.

Our clients prioritise the safety and well-being of children and marvel at the privilege of being part of such a miraculous time in a child’s development. A steadfast commitment to transparent pricing offers us premium recruitment services, with no hidden fees and payment due weeks after a candidate is placed and happily working in their new role.

Providing a personalised, high-quality recruitment solution that is simple, efficient, and effective is at the heart of what we do, and we go above and beyond to ensure that every encounter with our brand is consistently positive, memorable and valuable.

Our Vision

We envision a future where every early-year education provider has access to the best educators and leaders, and every educator can find a role aligned with their strengths and aspirations. 

To be the recruitment agency of choice for early years educators and early learning services across Australia and New Zealand, we are dedicated to continuing to invest in broadening our talent network, continually improving our candidate screening processes, and expanding the range of value-added services we offer to both candidates and clients.

We are passionate about positioning ourselves as a thought leader in the sector. With the well-being of young Australian and New Zealand children at the forefront of every decision we make, we are committed to leveraging our offerings to drive positive change, advocate for equality, and to champion diversity and inclusive workplaces in the sector. We strive to bridge the gap between theory and practice by remaining abreast of the latest international research and developments in early years education. We share this knowledge with our network, empowering them to make informed decisions about their career journeys.

As we grow, we see our talent consultants, many of whom are qualified Early Childhood Teachers themselves, playing a pivotal role in supporting our early learning organisations. Through this deeply rooted partnership, we can support our clients to build dynamic, highly skilled teams and enable their own organisational growth.

Our Values


We are honest, ethical and transparent in all of our dealings.


We treat everyone who we expect to be treated ourselves. With kindness, consideration and respect. We treat the environment we live in the same way.


We are committed to delivering win/win/win scenarios, every time. If our clients and candidates are happy, then so are we! And ultimately so will the children be.


We genuinely care about finding our clients the best possible outcome every time.
Ensuring that our candidates are happy and engaged is just as important to us.


We communicate openly, honestly and with respect. We remain transparent before, during and after the service is provided.


We are passionate about what we do, and the difference we make.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

As a business created to support clients and candidates in the education sector and the wider public services, a deep belief in equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our values. We see our role as seeking out talent in all its forms, whatever they might be, and identifying true potential. 

We take it as our duty to always be actively challenging assumptions about what outstanding talent looks like.

We know we have an important role to play in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, and we take this responsibility seriously. As a client of Early Years Talent, you will be challenged by our team to take positive action in recruitment processes, and we ask our clients to be true partners with us as we seek to improve the diversity of workplaces.

But we are also clear that we need to lay our intentions to assess, review and bolster our commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in our own business. Last year’s events have only reinforced the need and urgency to increase the time and resources we commit to our ED&I work, and we’ve taken practical steps to make that happen.