Centre Manager

The Role 

As a Centre Manager, you are responsible for the guidance, support and general supervision of children, staff, and volunteers at the service. You are expected to lead a team of Educators to ensure they are working in accordance to the service philosophy, policy and procedures, and as per the National Quality Standards (NQS), to provide high quality education and care for all enrolled children.

  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all enrolled children, staff, and volunteers at the service
  • Be the Responsible Person in Charge (RPIC) at the service
  • Train and support the staff in understanding, designing, and implementing the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and Montessori Curriculum
  • Ensure staff fulfill all aspects of their job descriptions
  • Provide ongoing support and assistance to the management team in all areas of administrative procedures, curriculum development, parent and community liaison, staff professional development and training, and any other areas as the need arises
  • Promote the service and ensure optimal centre occupancy

Key Competencies

  • Strong understanding of industry legislation, compliance and regulations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong understanding of business management
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively in a team environment 
  • Strong understanding of the importance of family communications
  • Leadership and mentoring skills
  • Excellent management skills
  • Curriculum planning skills
  • Understanding of the Montessori Philosophy
  • Passionate about implementing early learning programs
  • Commitment to the holistic development of their class

Essential Criteria

  • 2+ years' experience managing a childcare service
  • Diploma or Bachelor in Early Childhood Education (approved by ACECQA) or working towards this qualification
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Ability to work shifts between 7:00am - 6:00pm Monday - Friday
  • First Aid Certificate or willing to obtain one
  • Understanding and working knowledge of the National Quality Framework, which includes: National Regulations, National Quality Standards (NQS), and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)

  What we offer

  • Fantastic training and development programs (ECT sponsorship, monthly in-house Montessori training etc.)
  • Excellent career advancement opportunities
  • Programming time
  • Staff discounts (childcare fees, private health insurance, gym memberships and other goods and service from local businesses)
  • Generous budgets for resources
  • Supportive Management Team with a flat organisational structure

Think you have what it takes to join the Montessori Academy Team? We'd love to hear from you! 

To apply now please click through to our application. Alternatively, contact Human Resources at jobs@montessoriacademy.com.au.

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About Montessori Academy

The Company 

Established in 2000, Montessori Academy is Australia's leading and largest provider of Montessori early childhood education for children under the age of six. We are a child safe organisation with a vision to provide our students with an early learning experience that prepares them, not only for school, but for life. With campuses across NSW/ACT, VIC and China, Montessori Academy provides excellent career development options, fantastic training and development programs, and a real opportunity to learn and grow. For us, excellence in education is a journey, and we're with you every step of the way. For more information see: www.montessoriacademy.com.au

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