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Centre Manager

Date: 12-Sep-2021


Company: Goodstart Early Learning

Role:  Centre Director 

Location:  42 Dunkley Street, Rutherford

Centre:  Goodstart Rutherford

Employment Type:  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 !


As the Centre Director at Goodstart Rutherford, 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 and to extend your network of relationships with children, families and educators. You will work in collaboration with your centre leadership team . 


Goodstart Rutherford is a 75 Place Centre and we are proud to be an "Exceeding" NQS Centre. We are a team of long term educators and we have also have a strong leadership team. We are proud to be an inclusive service and provide care to families from various cultures and religions. Outside we have three areas, all with age appropriate play spaces and equipment. We have sandpits, sensory paths, dirt pit, gardens, stepping stones, timber decking, veggie patches and a balance of natural and manmade play surfaces. 


You will establish respectful and reciprocal relationships with families and engage in networks within the centre’s local community.


You’ll help achieve this by:



  • Having a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education;
  • Demonostrating Strong pedagogy knowledge and Practice;
  • Being a strong leader to support, mentor and uplift the Team;
  • Enjoying working collaboratively with the Team;
  • Having the skills and experience to work towards increasing attendances;
  • Having experience working with children with challenging behaviour.



What Goodstart can offer you:


  • Job security and stability 
  • Professional development and training 
  • Competitive above award rates
  • Well being days
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Purchased Additional Leave
  • Tax benefits through salary packaging 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Uniform allowance 
  • Childcare discounts (from 15 - 30%) 


If you have previous experience as a  Centre Director or Assistant Director or in a centre leadership position, or similar, then we want to meet 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.


Supporting our people and protecting our children 

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 that are made up of many different cultures and backgrounds.  


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 a deeper understanding of our First Nations People and culture for all in our team.




Posting Notes: RUTHERFORD, MAITLAND || NSW || Australia (AU) || [[j2wDept]] || || Bachelor (ECT) 4yr || Full-Time

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