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

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