Assistant Director | Goodstart Alfred Cove | Fulltime, Fixed-Term | $34 - $57 p/h


  • Use your experience in early learning and work alongside our Centre Director to support our centre and team
  • Work for Australia’s Largest Not-for-Profit
  • Competitive pay + childcare discount + salary packaging available


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


About Goodstart Alfred Cove:

Goodstart Early Learning Alfred Cove is a purpose-built centre located between the port of Fremantle and the City of Perth, in the heart of the community. Easily accessible via the local bus route that runs just outside our door enabling families and staff to commute easily and stress-free.
We are licensed to accommodate 67 children and offer long day care for children aged six weeks to five years. We feed into three local schools and have contacts within the community that supports incursions.


  • Fulltime – 38 hours a week
  • Fixed-term, September 2023 – September 2024
  • Paid staff meetings
  • Float position
  • Rotating roster to support work life balance
  • Separate staff/planning room
  • Tea and coffee supplied for breaks
  • Large shopping centre within a 5-minute drive
  • Large carpark
  • The centre is open from 6.30am-6.00pm


What Goodstart can offer you:

💰 Competitive pay - you’ll get paid on par with state primary school Teachers (if you hold your Bachelor in Early Childhood Education)

👨👧👦 50% discount off your childcare gap fees and 4 weeks paid parental leave – increasing to 6 weeks from December 2023 

💳 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 you  r 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

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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.


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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