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Role: Assistant Director 
Location: Northern Suburbs Brisbane
Centre:  Goodstart Albany Creek, Dawn Road
Employment Type:  Permanent Full-Time
Pay:  Above Award Salary + Super + Benefits

  • Use your experience in early learning and work alongside our Centre Director to support our centre and team 

  • Competitive pay at least 7% above award + a range of benefits including childcare discount + salary packaging available 

  • Work for Australia’s largest early learning Not-for-Profit 


Are you an experienced early learning professional who’s ready to take their career to the next level, honing leadership skills and helping to build a successful business?  

As the Assistant Director, you will use your experience and leadership qualities to engage and motivate your centre team to drive continuous improvement in all aspects across centre operation. You will work in collaboration with your centre leadership team and establish respectful and reciprocal relationships with families and engage in networks within the centre’s local community. 

In this role, you will:  

  • Support the Centre Director in the leadership of the team to provide high-quality early learning and care 

  • Mentor and build capabilities within the centre team 

  • Be responsible for the overall management of the centre in the Centre Director’s absence 

  • Use and implement the Goodstart Practice Guide 


Join Our Team at Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Albany Creek – Dawn Road!

  • Convenient Location: Located in a residential area close to schools, shops, and community facilities

  • Experienced and Stimulating Educators: Join a team of highly experienced educators who provide a stimulating and challenging curriculum for child development. Multiple learning environments are set up to cater to diverse developmental areas, giving children the freedom to choose activities based on their interests.

  • Play-Based Learning in Natural Surroundings: Immerse children in natural, stimulating surroundings that foster sensory, play-based learning, ensuring they are well-prepared for the crucial transition to school.

  • Effective Communication: Utilise our Storypark platform and weekly Family newsletters to maintain close contact with parents and families, ensuring open and clear communication. Tailor programs to each child's individual needs, interests, strengths, and the diverse cultural background of our centre.

  • Outdoor Play Spaces: Experience age-appropriate outdoor play spaces and equipment designed to enhance children's awareness of their surroundings, fostering an understanding of sustainability.

  • Meet BB, Our Feathered Friend: Our centre has a delightful budgie named BB, adding a unique touch to the learning environment. Children actively participate in caring for BB, creating a sense of responsibility and connection.

  • Community Integration: Embrace the importance of community by participating in visits, events, and activities throughout the year. Our Dawn Road Calendar of Events enriches the learning experience, with daily art and music experiences encouraging children to express their creativity freely.

Become an integral part of our team at Goodstart Albany Creek – Dawn Road, where you can contribute to a holistic learning environment that prepares children for a successful journey ahead.


What Goodstart can offer you: 

  • We truly value you – that’s why we pay more. At Goodstart, Assistant Directors get at least 7% above the award rate 

  • 50% discount off your childcare gap fees and 6 weeks paid parental leave

  • Tax benefits through salary packaging – a great way to pay for expenses with money from your salary before tax is taken out 

  • Paid professional development - we offer a range of opportunities to grow your skills and your career  

  • Wellbeing focus - you’ll get two wellbeing days included in your personal leave per year  

  • Additional leave - you’ll have the option to purchase extra leave for even greater work life balance   

  • Retail discounts - you’ll save money on insurance, travel and technology 

  • Uniform allowance and employee referral program 

  • Security and stability - as Australia’s largest provider of early learning and care and a not-for-profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families 


If you have previous experience as an Assistant Director or in a centre leadership position, or similar, then we’d love to talk to you about which of our amazing opportunities would be the best fit for you. 

How to apply 

Click ‘Apply Now’ and submit your application. 
We review applications as they are submitted. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible for your best chance to progress to the next stage of the process. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all positions. 

Have a question? Contact Anita of our Talent Acquisition Team on 1800 222 543 or via email   

Supporting our people and protecting our children 

We’re an equal opportunity employer that is proud of our inclusive and diverse work environment. We know that Goodstarters from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences strengthen our teams and help us grow. We’re also deeply committed to Reconciliation and creating an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People feel a strong sense of belonging and connection.  

​​​​​​​Safety is our priority and we will take any action necessary to ensure that all children can feel safe and be safe, and are safeguarded from abuse, neglect and harm. As a Child Safe Organisation, all of our candidates must have or obtain a valid working with children check. 

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Posting Notes: ALBANY CREEK, BRISBANE || QLD || Australia (AU) || | SF:LI || Diploma - Children's Services or equiv || Full-Time

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