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TRY Australia is now Sparkways! Find out why and how it might affect you here.

Here at Sparkways, we're committed to changing lives - every single day.

If you have a commitment to making a difference and would love the opportunity to have a real impact on someone, not just in that moment – but for the rest of their life, we want to hear from you.

Training and Development

Your career development is important to us, which is why we offer regular training and development programs that support your own professional goals, no matter what they are.

For those interested in a career in early childhood education and care, you'll find yourself working alongside approachable and supportive managers, and joining a community of likeminded and passionate professionals dedicated to leading early childhood education.

Our People

We are the proud employers of hundreds of passionate and hardworking people, committed to making a difference in the lives of children, young people and families we work with.

405
total employees
33 %
of staff have been with us for over 5 years
75 %
of our managers are female

Workplace Flexibility

We love what we do, but we understand that life is about more than just work and that you can only be at your best when you have the right work-life balance.

We support our employees by providing stability, job security and flexible working arrangements where possible. We also offer generous leave including carers, study and paid parental leave for eligible staff.


Our Story

For over 135 years we've worked hard to improve the welfare and development of the children, young people and families within our community. In fact, we opened and operated one of the very first free kindergartens in Victoria, all the way back in 1889!

By joining Sparkways you'll become a part of a true social enterprise and be making a valuable contribution to our long history and tradition of making a real and measurable difference to people's lives

Join the Sparkways team

We have a vision of creating a meaningful difference in the lives of Victoria's children and young people, and we're always on the lookout for passionate people to join the Sparkways team.

Are you ready to make a difference?