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Role: Assistant Director 
Location: Western Suburbs & Ipswich
Centre: Goodstart Churchill
Employment Type:  Permanent Full-Time
Pay:  Above Award Wages + 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 

About Our Centre:

  • Location: We are ideally situated in a residential/commercial area close to community services, local schools, and shops, creating a vibrant and accessible environment.

  • Established Center: Our center has been serving the community for 12 years. It is purpose-built with six rooms, offering a range of age-specific spaces to cater to the needs of children from six weeks to five years old.

  • Kindergarten Focus: We have a unique Kindergarten room specifically designed to cater to Kindergarten-aged children.

  • Qualified Educators: Our educators are qualified early learning professionals who have a genuine passion for working with children. They provide each child with developmentally appropriate programs to support their learning and growth.

  • Early Years Learning Framework: Inside, all rooms, from Nursery to Kindergarten, are set up in line with the Early Years Learning Framework, offering sensory and play-based learning opportunities.

  • Stimulating Environment: We provide a colorful and stimulating environment that encourages sensory and play-based learning, ensuring that children are well-prepared for their transition to school.

  • Effective Communication: We prioritise open and clear communication with parents and families. Our Storypark platform, regular family nights, and emailed newsletters help us stay connected. This enables us to tailor each program to the child's individual needs, interests, and strengths, while also recognizing the strong cultural diversity in our center.

  • Outdoor Play: Our outdoor spaces are age-appropriate and designed to enhance children's awareness of their surroundings and the environment. We emphasize the importance of sustainability, with features like dry creek beds, sandpits, mud kitchens, and more.

  • Vision and Mission: Our vision is not only as a center but as an organisation for Australia's children to have the best possible start in life. Our mission is to provide high-quality, accessible, affordable, community-connected early learning. We also actively collaborate with the sector to drive positive change for the benefit of all children in our care.

  • Goals: Our goals at Goodstart Churchill are clear: Quality, Inclusion, and Stability. We are committed to these principles in our daily operations.

We invite you to explore this opportunity to join our team as an Assistant Director. At Goodstart Churchill, you will be part of a community-focused organisation with a strong commitment to quality early learning and a supportive team. Come and meet our team, tour our center, and discover how you can contribute to our mission of providing the best possible start in life for the children in our care.


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 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 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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