Mentor Expressions of Interest

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 and work with emerging teachers to positively impact the future of early childhood education and be compensated for your time. 

As a Mentor you will:

  • Connect & network with other mentors, teachers and educators as part of the Front Project online community - a virtual forum for ECEC professionals across Australia.
  • Access training, resources, professional development opportunities and Program Manager support. 
  • Receive compensation for your participation. 
  • Be connected with a group of up to 10 students for their study journey.
  • Lead and facilitate group mentoring sessions & provide ad-hoc support.
  • Provide a supportive and safe space for students to listen, share and learn.

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.

In addition, we will provide you with ongoing mentoring support for throughout the mentoring journey.

Being a mentor with the Front Project, 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 upskill@thefrontproject.org.au.

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