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April

Centre Director

The Hills Little Learners - Sydney, NSW

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JOB DESCRIPTION

The Hills Little Learners is a small privately owned, family orientated early learning centre located in Seven Hills. Our centre prides itself on providing a stimulating and dynamic educational program which is derived from the interests and learning needs of each individual child. The Service caters for children aged 0 to 5 years, including a pre-school program.

We are currently seeking a Director to join our beautiful 28 place centre, who has the capacity to oversee the centre and is able to start as soon as possible.

Position Objectives:

The Director is accountable to the Approved Provider for the overall operation, management and administration of the Service, ensuring that:

  • Pedagogical leadership is provided to ensure quality care and education programs for children, and direction, support and continuous learning for staff
  • A vibrant, interesting, varied and appropriate children’s program is developed and implemented to meet the ongoing needs of the children.
  • The philosophy, policies and procedures of the service are upheld, implemented and reviewed regularly to meet relevant requirements
  • Licensing regulations are met as a minimum operational standard within the service
  • The service attains and maintains Quality Assurance accreditation
  • The service implements the Early Years Learning Framework
  • All relevant legal and statutory requirements are monitored, complied with an implemented
  • The staff and families of the service are encouraged to contribute to the quality and success of the service.

Skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Highly developed pedagogical leadership skills
  • Highly developed program and curriculum planning and evaluation skills, with a sound knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Sound observation and reporting skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal, negotiation and verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective administration, business, marketing and financial management skills
  • Effective operational, supervisory and human resource management skills
  • Ability to interact with children in a positive, sensitive and respectful manner
  • Ability to assist families in a sensitive supportive and professional manner
  • Ability to develop and implement policy and procedures
  • Ability to cope effectively in an emergency or stressful situation
  • Sound knowledge of relevant state and federal government legal compliance requirements relating to childcare
  • Sound knowledge of Quality Assurance
  • Experience using the Microsoft suite of Office products, See Saw, OWNA, and use of laptop and tablet technology is essential
  • Experience using Qikkids and OWNA is preferred but not essential
  • Diploma of Children's Services or Bachelor of Early Childhood
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Working With Children Check
  • Current Police Check
  • Ability to work shifts between 7:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday
  • Sound knowledge of the NQF, NQS and EYLF
  • At least one-year management experience or long term 2IC with leadership and management experience and willing to take the next step
  • Experienced working with children aged 0-5
  • Be looking to commit to a long-term role

Benefits of working with us:

  • Competitive performance bonus scheme
  • Encouraging and supportive Approved Providers and educators
  • Stimulating indoor and outdoor space and educational and leading early learning resources
  • Modern technology
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities

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