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Role: Centre Director 
Location: Mandurah & Peel
Centre:  Goodstart Riverside Gardens
Employment Type: Full Time Permanent
Pay: Above Award Salary + Super + Benefits


  • Use your experience in early learning to manage and develop your own centre, guiding the next generation of educators  

  • Competitive pay – 12% above award + 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 building a successful business?  

As part of the Centre Leadership team, you’ll play a pivotal role supporting and developing the Teachers and Educators in your centre. You’ll form strong relationships with children, families and communities, and understand the significance of your role in their lives.  

In this role, you will:  

  • Deliver our bespoke learning program developed in collaboration with global leaders in pedagogical practice 

  • Build and encourage a talented team of early learning professionals, sharing your knowledge and contributing to a culture of reflective practice and ongoing improvement 

  • Work with your team to plan for the future of your centre, building the attendance pipeline and maintaining a revenue-generating business  

Come and lead the Team at Goodstart Riverside!


Goodstart Early Learning Riverside Gardens in Greenfields, WA is more than just a childcare center – it's a vibrant community dedicated to providing the best possible environment for children and their families.


  • Location and Accessibility: Situated conveniently close to local schools, shops, and public transport, our center in Greenfields ensures easy accessibility for families.
  • Diverse and Inclusive Environment: We take pride in our diverse community, with educators and families from different nationalities coming together to create a rich and inclusive environment. This cultural diversity is celebrated, respecting the individuality of each family and child.
  • Quality Care and Passionate Educators: Our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care is reflected in our team of passionate, experienced, and qualified educators. They are dedicated to fostering a warm and inviting atmosphere where children can thrive.
  • Learning Environment: Aligned with the Early Years Learning Framework, every room is designed to provide sensory and play-based learning opportunities. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are carefully crafted to stimulate growth and development in a balanced and engaging manner.
  • Individualised Programs: We understand that each child is unique. Our programs are tailored to account for individual needs, interests, and strengths, ensuring that every child is well-prepared for the transition into schooling.
  • Nutritious Meals: Our qualified cook prepares fresh, healthy, and nutritious meals daily, covering breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, and a late snack. The menu is displayed for daily viewing in the foyer, offering transparency and assurance about the quality of food provided.
  • Effective Communication: Engaging families is a priority at Goodstart Riverside Gardens. We leverage modern communication tools like the Storypark platform, monthly newsletters, and community events. Our family notice board keeps everyone informed about upcoming events and workshops in the community.
  • Transparent Daily Updates: Each room features a day board outlining the day's activities and the educators involved. This transparency ensures that families are well-informed about their child's daily experiences.

What Goodstart can offer you: 

  • We truly value you – that’s why we pay more. At Goodstart, Centre Directors get at least 12% 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 


You’ll need: 

  • A Diploma or Bachelor in Early Childhood Education (or working towards) 

  • Experience with leading and managing change within education, health or community services 

  • Experience in delivering integrated early childhood services in areas of disadvantage 

  • Proven commercial acumen with financial and operational performance management 


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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