About Us

Setting the benchmark for quality and innovation since 1992.

McArthur has been Australia's leading provider of specialist Early Childhood Education recruitment and career solutions for over 25 years and we have consistently brought new innovation and service improvement initiatives to both clients and candidates.

A few of our milestone achievements include: 

  • The first specialist ECE recruiter to bring temporary staffing solutions to the sector in Australia
  • Pioneers of the 24/7 service solution
  • Integrated specialist HR Consulting solutions for the ECE sector
  • The first genuine national network of specialist ECE recruitment teams
  • The leader in in-service training and skills development

An uncompromised focus on quality service and minimising risk.

Over the last 25 years, we have continuously developed and streamlined the way we work to meet the ever-changing demands of the sector.

But two things have always remained constant: Our uncompromised commitment to the highest levels of quality in everything we do, and minimising risk to both clients and candidates.

Clients have the confidence of knowing that every candidate we provide has gone through the industry's most rigorous screening, interviewing and reference-checking Candidates have peace of mind knowing we only work with the best early childhood providers in the country and offer the best environments for their career development.


A genuine commitment to the sector.

We engage with all the sector's associations and peak bodies on a national basis and in every state. It allows us to continuously build our networks, regularly communicate with all major players and keep our finger on the pulse of industry changes and developments.  

Equally importantly, we believe in giving back to a sector that is one of our main business streams. Our annual investment is substantial and includes numerous long-term sponsorship and support initiatives, including:

  • In partnership with Early Childhood Australia we offer the annual McArthur & ECA Leadership Development Scholarship
    and the McArthur & ECA Student Encouragement Award
  • The McArthur Volunteer Award - in conjunction with Australian Childcare Alliance is awarded each year
  • Support and contribution to the Australian Family National Early Education and Care Awards

We are also proud to be sponsors and exhibitors at over 20 conferences around the country each year and our long term partners include: