Become a mentor
Are you an early childhood professional with ECT experience looking for an opportunity to grow your leadership skills and share your knowledge and experience?
Become a mentor with the Upskill Program and work with emerging teachers to positively impact the future of early childhood education.
We will connect you with a group of educators studying towards their Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. Mentoring allows you to support these students as they navigate the university experience, by:
- Sharing your knowledge to enhance the student experience.
- Nurturing students as they apply theory in practice.
- Encouraging reflection and thoughtful discussion.
- Fostering the development of students’ teaching identity.
As a mentor, you will:
- Work with the same group of students for their full study journey (approximately 2.5 years of study).
- Facilitate four formal group mentoring sessions per year.
- Have access to Upskill Program training, resources, support (including session planning ideas) and Personal development opportunities.
- Be compensated for your participation.
- Be connected to a mentor community of practice on the Front Project Online Community - a virtual forum for ECEC professionals across Australia.
In addition, we will provide you with ongoing mentoring support for throughout the mentoring journey.
Being a mentor with the Upskill Program, you will also have the benefit of engaging with a network of like-minded mentors and an opportunity to make connections across the sector.
Want to learn more or become a mentor? Contact and express your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to share mentoring as an opportunity to your peers, download this flyer and send it to your colleague and professional network.
‘I see my role as a mentor as really being there for students during the tough times but also learning from their fresh ideas as we explore the three-way mentoring process. Mentees help me to see things from different perspectives and enable me to challenge myself to be more innovative.’
– Early childhood mentor