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Role: Assistant Director

Location: Sunshine Coast 

Centre: Goodstart Kawana

Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent

Pay:  $30-$37/hr + Super


  •  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 Kawana, 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

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 even greater work life balance  
  • First Nations Support and Cultural Leave
  • Retail discounts on insurance, travel and technology
  • Uniform allowance and employee referral program


You’ll need:

  • Diploma OR Bachelor of Early Childhood or equivalent qualification (ACECQA approved)
  • Current QLD Working with Children Check and First Aid qualification


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 0739182282 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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