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Role: Assistant Director

Location: North Sydney

Centre: Goodstart North Sydney—West Street

Employment Type: Full-Time

Pay: $38.12 - $59.13

  • 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 eager to advance your career, sharpen your leadership skills, and contribute to building a thriving business? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

As the Assistant Director at Goodstart North Sydney—West Street, you'll leverage your expertise and leadership to inspire and motivate your centre team, driving continuous improvement across all areas of centre operations. Collaborate with our dedicated leadership team, forge respectful and reciprocal relationships with families, and actively engage with the local community networks.

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 North Sydney—West Street

Discover the vibrant heart of early childhood education at Goodstart North Sydney - West Street! Nestled in the heart of North Sydney, just moments from the bustling CBD, our centre offers unparalleled accessibility. Situated on a serene, leafy street near the North Sydney Library and Police Station, our location exudes tranquillity and safety.

Step into our centre and experience the warmth and joy that permeates our four beautifully appointed rooms and two expansive playgrounds. Every corner is thoughtfully designed to inspire curiosity and creativity in our little learners.

At Goodstart North Sydney—West Street, we embrace each child's uniqueness, tailoring our programs to their individual interests and needs. Aligned with the esteemed Early Years Learning Framework, our curriculum fosters holistic development from Nursery to Preschool. Our dedicated educators work hand in hand with families, creating a nurturing partnership that empowers children to thrive.

What Goodstart can offer you:

💰 Receive at least 7% above the award rate

👨👧👦 Up to 50% discount off your childcare gap fees and up to 6 weeks paid parental leave

💳 Tax benefits through salary packaging

📚 Paid professional development

💆🏽Two wellbeing days included in your personal leave per year

👩‍⚕️Free annual flu shot (optional)

✈️ Option to purchase extra leave for an even greater work life balance  

Kwatye-arnerre First Nations Support and Cultural Leave

🎁 Retail and childcare discounts on insurance, travel and technology

👕Uniform allowance and employee referral program


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 – for further information and support, email

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: NORTH SYDNEY, SYDNEY || NSW || Australia (AU) || | SF:00 || Diploma - Children's Services or equiv || Full-Time

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