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Role: Assistant Director

Location: Tamworth, NSW

Centre: Goodstart Calala - Tamworth

Employment Type: Part-Time

Pay: $36.74 - $56.99 (Dependent on qualification and experience)

  • 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 early learning professional with a passion for leadership and growth? Take your career to new heights by joining us and contributing to the success of our thriving business. This role offers the opportunity to develop strong leadership skills while making a significant impact on our organization's growth and success.

Join us as the Assistant Director and bring your expertise and leadership skills to inspire and empower our centre team. Your role will be pivotal in fostering continuous improvement throughout all aspects of centre operations. Working closely with our leadership team, you'll cultivate respectful partnerships with families and actively connect with the local community networks. This is an opportunity to make a meaningful impact and lead positive change within our centre.

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 Calala

Welcome to the adventure hub of Goodstart Calala, nestled in the vibrant heart of Tamworth's developing landscape! Our centre is bursting with excitement, conveniently located near schools, shops, and parks. Come on in and discover why we're proudly rated 'exceeding'!


Step into our outdoor wonderland, where the fun never stops! From a running river bed to large sandpits with water flow and cubby houses to life-size boats, our playground is a paradise of exploration. Dive into sensory areas, climb on equipment, or enjoy a picnic in the shade. With edible gardens, citrus trees, and even laying chickens, every corner is bursting with surprises!

Join us at Goodstart Calala, where every day is an adventure waiting to unfold. Let's explore, learn, and play together in our vibrant oasis of fun and discovery!


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
  • Up to 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 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 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: CALALA, TAMWORTH || NSW || Australia (AU) || | SF:00 || Diploma - Children's Services or equiv || Part-Time

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