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Role: Centre Director
Location: 69-71 Devonshire Road Watsonia VIC 3087

Centre: Goodstart Watsonia – Brand New Centre!
Employment Type: Full Time Permanent Role


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


Our Centre Directors are awesome and love their work…  Are you ready to join them at a Brand-New Centre?

  • Use your experience in early learning to manage and develop your own centre, guiding the next generation of educators 
  • Get the flexibility and support you need to live a balanced life 
  • Competitive pay + additional leave + a host of great additional benefits


At Goodstart our Centre Directors are special people. They love children and are passionate about creating great learning experiences for them. They are also keen to grow their skills and talents to really make a difference. And with Goodstart being a not-for-profit social enterprise and Australia’s largest early learning and childcare provider they are part of something big, that improves the lives of families and communities across the country.


What About our new Centre
Our new 92 place service expands Goodstart’s presence in our community with high quality and safe Early Education for their children. This purpose built, architecturally designed, multi-level centre will employ more than 15 staff members across 6 learning spaces.

  • The centre will feature brand new resources, and lots of them too!
  • Onsite car park & proximity to the local train station
  • Spaces that provide indoor & outdoor learning
  • A custom designed parent’s lounge for everyone’s enjoyment.
  • Modern fit out with a home like, naturally inspired environment
  • Commercial Kitchen built to design and food safety specifications
  • Dual outdoor early learning environments  separated by natural vegetation separated into age specific zones. It will feature: sensory gardens, mud kitchens, earth pits, dry creek beds leading to two large sandpits
  • Large Commercial Kitchen


Position requirements 

  • Must hold a Bachelor or Diploma of Early Childhood (or ACECQA assessed equivalent) 
  • Experience with leading and managing change within education, health, or community services 
  • Experience in delivering integrated early childhood services in areas of disadvantage 
  • Have proven commercial acumen with financial and operational performance management 


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)  
  • Wellbeing focus - you’ll get two extra days off per year, and our dedicated wellbeing program will ensure you get the support you need, when you need it most 
  • 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.


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.

Posting Notes: WATSONIA, MELBOURNE || VIC || Australia (AU) || [[j2wDept]] || SF:LI || Diploma - Children's Services or equiv || Full-Time

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