Centre Director - Early Childhood Education and Care



The Infants’ Home Child & Family Services is a dynamic, innovative organisation. We have been a leading provider of quality and innovative education, health and care for children and families for almost 150 years.


This is an exciting career opportunity in a unique, multipurpose child and family service which integrates early childhood education, health, allied health, welfare and early intervention services on one site; supporting children and families experiencing disadvantage and complex needs in a coordinated manner in the context of universal services.

We provide integrated early childhood services through four Early Care and Education Centres, all rated ‘Exceeding the National Quality Standard’, co-located in Ashfield. Our commitment to inclusion is demonstrated through our response to intervention model serving a high proportion of families experiencing a range of vulnerabilities. We provide high staff ratios; strengths based practices, professional development and involvement with community networks. Staff are highly resourced and supported.

We are looking for innovative leaders who will manage, mentor and guide a team of Early Childhood Teachers and Educators. As a Centre Director, you will be responsible for the day to day operations of the centre while developing a culture of enquiry and learning. You will have the ability and autonomy to develop innovative evidenced based practice, and lead change. 

As stated above, we are currently recruiting for two positions:

  • 1 x full-time ongoing position: This is an 84 placed, purpose-built, service for children aged 
    0 – 6 years
  • 1 x max-term full-time position (until end of Feb 2023): This is an 48 placed, purpose-built, service for children aged 0 – 3 years

Essential Criteria                                                                                             

  • ACECQA approved early childhood teaching tertiary qualification 
  • Current First Aid Certificate including anaphylaxis and asthma training (HLTAID004/12)
  • Completion of an approved child protection training unit/course (CHCPRT001/CHCPRT002)
  • Sound understanding of and commitment to Early Childhood Practice that is informed by the Early Years Learning Framework, Children’s Rights, Social Justice and Inclusive Practices
  • Proven experience in delivering inclusive early childhood programs and working with children and families with additional needs including vulnerable situations and CALD backgrounds
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a team, including rostering
  • A valid NSW Working with Children Check
  • Up-to-date vaccination against COVID-19, unless medically exempted

What we can offer

  • Salary Packaging up to $15,900 (with Novated Leasing as an additional option)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Ongoing career development and mentorship
  • Dynamic, supportive team environment
  • Access to learning and professional development opportunities
  • Competitive above award salary


Please send your updated resume and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to careers@theinfantshome.org.au. If you have any questions about the role, please call Simon Zhu, Human Resources Officer, on (02) 8719 5018. 

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