Careers at Niño


A rewarding adventure in early childhood education

Niño represents an entirely new, intuitive approach to early education and care. Family owned and developed, Niño Early Learning Adventures are industry leading in every way: from our aesthetically gentle, homelike architectural spaces, child-led learning curriculums and nature playgrounds to our nutritionist developed seasonal menus.

Our approach doesn’t just benefit the children and families of Niño, but our valued team too. We take great pride in celebrating the wonder of early childhood education and strive to offer an inspiring environment for professional educators who care for our children.

Joining the Niño team

We’re currently recruiting for inspiring educators to join our dynamic teams in locations across Melbourne.


Our Values

Our values: The Niño promise we live by.
Respect. Considerate and compassionate, we value the diverse perspectives, experiences, knowledge and skills that each person brings. We create an environment where everyone feels appreciated and can belong.
Bravery. Curious and progressive, we are passionate about advancing early childhood education. We push boundaries, try new approaches and explore possibilities to create richer, more holistic learning experiences and stronger foundations for life.
Everyday wonder. Creative and inspiring, we recognise how important and amazing the early years are. We share and celebrate the special moments and allow every child to flourish at their own pace.
The True You. To bring out the best in others, we must be proud of who we are. Honest, reliable, diligent and genuine, we always strive for excellence and deliver on our promises.


Our Leadership & Management Team

Our leadership and management team brings together the best of Melbourne’s early education talent with decades of experience.
Left to right:
Melinda Ackerman, Company Manager
Debra Smith, Mentor & Leadership Manager
Nicole Atcheson, Mentor & Leadership Manager
Deon Gill, Head of Positive Education and Curriculum Manager