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Centre Manager| Essendon

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Essendon
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Guardian Childcare & Education

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Centre Manager | Essendon

At Guardian, childcare is more than a job

When you join Guardian, you’ll be fortunate enough to work with the most passionate, knowledgeable and well-supported early education experts in their field.

Our teams partner with families to deliver world-class Curriculum, based on the renowned Reggio framework. Our Educators are supporting children to develop the skills they will need to thrive in the 21st century - and we need exceptional, forward-thinking and thoughtful Teachers and Educators to join our ranks.

If you want to feel empowered in your career every day, then Guardian may be the place for you. We want awesome people who know how to light up a child’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.

In return, we’ll give you a great place to work, incredible colleagues, and benefits that include:

• Access to world-class professional development, coaching, curriculum, conferences and mentoring.

• Become fluent in Reggio Emilia and Boulder Journey School-inspired programs that focus on respect, responsibility and community - brought to life through exploration, discovery and play.

• Career advancement opportunities – from in-centre to leadership roles tailored to your aspirations.

• High-quality, well-resourced environments for children and Educators.

• Financial benefits including attractive remuneration packages, generous childcare discounts, recognition and rewards and an employee referral program

• Flexible work options.

The Opportunity

Working closely with your Portfolio Manager and your team of Educators, you will enjoy;

  • Being responsible and accountable for centre financial performance, including occupancy, wage management and controllable costs.
  • Ensuring that your centre always demonstrates exceeding levels of practice as outlined in the National Quality Standard.
  • Building a positive centre culture in line with Guardians core visions and values.
  • Reviewing key performance indicators for your centre on a regular basis, with focus on revenue, debts, wages, occupancy and attendance.
  • Ensuring that all policies and procedures are implemented, embedded, evaluated and reviewed in conjunction with team members and management on a regular basis.
  • Advocating for the rights of every child and co-ordinating the implementation and evaluation of quality programs, which support the development of all children.

To be considered, you will have:

  • A completed Diploma in Children’s Services and/or Bachelor of Education (or working towards)
  • Prior experience working in a long daycare centre in a leadership role.
  • Sound, practical working knowledge and implementation of the NQF and the EYLF.
  • Budget and financial accountability experience
  • Current First Aid Certificate and Asthma & Anaphylaxis certificates.
  • Current Working with Children's Check.
  • Current knowledge of contemporary early years thinking and passion

The Centre

Known within the local community as ‘Essendon ELC’, our 120-place centre is rated exceeding in the National Quality Standard. With a range of exciting, resource-rich environments, the centre on Hoffmans Road has access to easy parking and public transport. The light-filled and spacious centre also has a pet turtle, pet guinea pigs, a water pump, a forte, vegetable gardens, and a range of age-specific ateliers. We are proud to have a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year. The community-minded team also organise a range of fundraising events for the children to be involved in.

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So, what are you waiting for? Take the leap and apply now to join Guardian Childcare & Education.

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