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Centre Director – Childcare centre in Canberra, ACT

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Job Description


• Autonomous ‘day to day’ management of all operations of the relevant early childhood service including curriculum management.

• Record management of ‘day to day’ service delivery, including all compliance data and documentation of children’s learning.

• Development, implementation and tracking of the Quality Improvement Plan.

• Supervision of educators and assistance where necessary.

• Training of educators where necessary or requested by the Operations Manager of ECEC.

• Providing formal and informal high-level written communication to all key stakeholders.

• Facilitate regular team meetings and supervisory sessions, and initiate educator’s training and development.

• Representation of the childcare centre  at events as directed by the Operations Manager of ECEC.

• Maintain rosters and appoint relief educators to cover absences as required.

• Work alongside the Childcare Accounts team in maintaining records of attendance and managing bookings using the Qikkids data base.

• Reporting in line with weekly and monthly expectations set by the Operations Manager of ECEC.

• Ensure that services operate and maintain high quality practices.

• Maintain professional relationships with all key stakeholders.

• Provide support for other Early Childhood Services, as requested by the Operations Manager of ECEC, Quality and Compliance Coordinator and/or Children’s Services Portfolio Executive Director.


HR and financial management support

• Participate in the recruitment of educators for the service.

• Maintain and support a positive work environment.

• Challenge current practices of educators in order to support and implement the progressive philosophy that is the goal of the childcare centre.

• Ensure effective and efficient financial management of the Early Childhood Service.

• Maintaining, recording, and processing all invoices for services in a timely manner


Professional relationships and networks

• Attend sector meetings and share information gathered with the educational team.

• Work collaboratively with other Centre Directors to ensure high quality service delivery across all childcare services, as required.

• Liaise with government and community organizations as required.

• Maintain professional relationships and networking with appropriate internal and external stakeholders relevant to this process.


Compliance and regulations

• Ensure service is always meeting compliance requirements.

• Actively record qualitative and quantitative data that supports evidence of high quality, in accordance with the NQS.

• Ensure educator compliance with Work Health and Safety regulations.

• Assist with the recording and oversight of NQS and NQF requirements.

• Support educators to comply with paper records and compliance.

• Ensure service is maintaining a current program that is available on whichever medium the organisation is using at that time.

Additional responsibilities

• Willingness to undertake professional development in order to maintain professional knowledge and respond to changes within the sector.

• Support operational requirements by working in ratio if the need arises



• A Diploma (essential) or Degree in Early Childhood Education (or actively working towards).

• Qualifications in Management (Desirable).


Knowledge and experience

• Demonstrated knowledge of early childhood developmental theories, particularly socio-cultural theories.

• Demonstrated experience in managing teams of Educators.

• Demonstrated experience working as an Educator in an Early Childhood service (desirable).

• A strong understanding of the NQS and NQF requirements.

• Demonstrated experience in developing and overseeing holistic curriculums.

• A good working understanding of Microsoft Office and other software/programs.

• Working knowledge of the financial and people management components of an education facility.


Capabilities and behaviours


• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to assist and contribute to the development of relevant policies and procedures.

• Excellent interpersonal and time management skills.

• Ability to work within Organisational policies and procedures.

• Ability to promote and maintain a safe and healthy workplace


Other requirements

• Current full driver’s licence.

• A current Working with Vulnerable People Registration or Working with Children Check.

• Australian Citizenship or suitable rights to work in Australia.

• A current police check (less than 3 months old) at time of interview.