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Role: Centre Director
Location: Coffs Harbour & North Coast NSW

Centre:  Goodstart Grafton
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time + RDO


We’re Goodstart


At Goodstart, we’re all about laying the foundation for better lives through amazing early learning experiences, and we know that we can’t do that without great people!


From our centre directors to centre teams, we work together to make a real difference for children in those crucial early years. 


Safety, health and wellbeing are more than just words to us, they are a personal commitment and a promise we make to our children, our families and each other every day. 


We’re Goodstart – a not-for-profit with a vision for Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life.  



Your Impact!


We’re looking for an inspiring and visionary Leader to build a highly motivated team, providing high quality educational programs to our children and strong community connections.

We have a team of qualified, dedicated educators who are committed and passionate about delivery the highest possible care and education to our children and their families.


About Goodstart Grafton: We are 90 place service with 100% occupancy. We are located in a well resourced, purpose built building, catering for children from birth to pre-school.  We have a team of long term, qualified and passionate educators, and strong family and community connections.



You’ll help achieve this by  

  • Having a Diploma or Bachelor in Early Childhood Education
  • Having previous Centre Director experience
  • Having strong communication skills, both written & verbal
  • Having excellent knowledge of National Quality Framework and Standards (NQF & NQS)
  • Building fantastic relationships with families through daily contact, in person, and using specialist social media tools
  • Delivering our bespoke learning program developed in collaboration with global leaders in pedagogical practice;


What Goodstart can offer you?


There are so many reasons to join the Goodstart family. Let’s start with the benefits

  • Paid professional development – we offer a range of opportunities to grow your skills and your career
  • Competitive pay – you’ll get paid on par with state primary school Teachers (if you hold your Bachelor in Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent), plus a Centre Director Allowance
  • Paid Well-being days
  • Additional Leave – you’ll have the option to purchase extra leave for even greater work life balance
  • 4 Weeks paid parental leave – increasing to 6 weeks from December 2023
  • Retail and childcare discounts – you’ll save money on insurance, travel and technology, and get 50% discount off your childcare gap fees


You’ll also love!

  • Centre Support – dedicated support and guidance on a range of topics, such as safety, teaching and inclusion, delivered face to face or virtually by our centre support team.
  • Security and stability – with over 670 centres across Australia, you’ll have the support of a large network and the stability of a respected organisation.



How to apply 

  • Click ‘Apply Now’ and submit your application.


If you would like to discuss this further I would love to hear from you. I can be contacted at or on 07 3918 2358


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 are an equal opportunity employer that is proud of our inclusive and diverse work environment. We support and encourage individual growth and strong teams made up of Goodstarters from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences.


We are deeply committed to Reconciliation and creating an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People feel connected and a strong sense of belonging. By weaving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives through all that we do, we aim to build knowledge and deeper cultural awareness and understanding of our First Nations people and culture for all. #gscentredirector

Posting Notes: GRAFTON || NSW || Australia (AU) || [[j2wDept]] || || Diploma - Children's Services or equiv || Full-Time

Job Segment: Manager, Management

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