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Childcare Centre Manager

Job No: 116897
Location: Blacktown, Sydney

  • Non-teaching leadership role within Children's Centres in Western Sydney!
  • Community-based NFP dedicated to the education, nurture and care of children!
  • PPT 35hrs pw with an attractive remuneration package of $84,043 pro rata plus PBI salary packaging benefits!
  • Great opportunity to take your career to the next level

About the Organisation

Growing Potential Ltd (GPL) is a leading Not for Profit organisation supporting Children, families and communities and its values provide opportunities for all staff to demonstrate that they are Professional, Responsive, Innovative, Dedicated, and Ethical. 

The Children’s Services division provides services through the Children First Brand. Children First provides preschool, long day care, occasional care, before and after school care, and vacation care services in the Blacktown area. It operates out of six sites and approximately 700 children attend these services in any week. 

About the Opportunity

Growing Potential has an exciting opportunity for an energetic and motivated Childcare Centre Manager to join our team. This is a Permanent Part Time (35hrs) role based in the Greater Western Sydney region.

As Childcare Centre Manager of two services, a 60 place Preschool and a 20 place Long Day Care Centre, you will be responsible for the overall operation of effective and efficient services. 

You will also be responsible for the operational and financial management and compliance with internal and external regulations. Proven experience managing staff is essential.

More specifically, some of your key duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Actively promoting and marketing the Centre to families and the community;
  • Ensuring staff development and maintaining strong professional relationships with families and children to deliver an effective response to each individual child's needs and development requirements;
  • Providing pedagogical leadership to ensure quality care, education, and development programs for children;
  • Guiding the planning, implementation, evaluation, and enhancement of quality curriculum and programs within the Early Years Framework;
  • Ensuring that operational systems, records, and knowledge bases are well maintained to support day-to-day operations, evaluating new business opportunities, and strategies to deliver a high level of business retention;
  • Preparing and managing the Centre's business plans and budgets; and
  • Providing leadership and direction for educators including review and evaluation of service delivery models, best practice, and support for their professional development.

About You

To be successful in this position, candidates will need to hold a tertiary qualification (Degree, Diploma, etc) in Early Childhood Education or equivalent and hold significant experience in a similar role.

As this is a leadership position, previous experience in management will be critical to your success in this role. An aptitude for management and an ambitious and passionate leadership style, a must. 

ChildrenFirst is looking for a team-focused individual who has excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to gain the trust and confidence of staff, parents and external stakeholders. Your caring and confident demeanour will enable you to relate well to the children within your centre as you strive for excellence in service.

Importantly, you will demonstrate an unwavering commitment to ensuring the best possible outcomes for children, their families and the community. A sound knowledge of both State government funding for Preschools and Federal funding for Long Day Care Services is essential.

This role would be well-suited to a proven Childcare Centre Manager looking for a new and rewarding opportunity, or a tertiary qualified Educator with an aptitude for leadership, who is looking to take the next exciting step in their career!

Please note: Prior to commencement the successful candidate will need to obtain a Child Protection qualification recognised by DEC; a Working with Children Check and a First Aid Certificate.

About the Benefits

As evidenced by the recent further investments in these leading facilities and 10% year on year growth of the organisation, this is clearly an exciting time to be joining ChildrenFirst. This senior role will provide plenty of opportunities to develop your career. Supported by a dedicated team you'll enjoy the freedom to create solutions and work in a welcoming and caring environment.

With a family-friendly culture, Growing Potential offers a great/work-life balance, as you enjoy flexible working conditions in a Permanent Part-time capacity! You'll have also have access to free off-street parking.

To reflect the importance of this role, you'll be rewarded with an attractive remuneration package of $84,043 pro rata plus a range of benefits, including: 

  • Extensive salary sacrifice options that greatly increase your take-home pay;
  • Paid lunch breaks;
  • Meals & Entertainment and Leisure & Lifestyle cards and the full range of PBI benefits;
  • Access to internal professional development; and
  • An Employee Assistance Program that includes counselling support!

This is an incredible opportunity to advance your career in early childhood education and care, and influence the continual improvement of services provided by the centre! Apply Now!

 

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