Aranda: Centre Director


Location: St Nicholas Early Education Aranda, ACT

Applications close 23 September 5pm

St Nicholas Early Education Aranda is the first St Nicholas Early Education centre to open in Australian Capital Territory. It is also the first Early Childhood Education centre to be built in the area since 1994. 

Scheduled to open its doors early next year, St Nicholas Early Education Aranda will be an eight-room and 131-place early education and care centre. The new centre will be located near St Vincent’s Primary School.

In preparation for our opening, we are seeking a dedicated and autonomous Director on a full-time permanent basis to help set up the centre, build a team of Committed Educators, whilst providing a great service to the families in Aranda.  

St Nicholas Early Education Aranda will feature two dedicated nursery programs for 12 children aged 0 - 2 years with two cot rooms. In addition to the nursery programs, St Nicholas Aranda will feature two two-year-old programs with space for 15 children in each; two three-year-old programs; one with space for 20 children and one with space for 17 children; and two preschool programs for children aged four and five with space for 20 children in each.

About you:

To be successful in the position you will be a self motivated leader, have a passion for early childhood education and provide exceptional service in all undertakings. You will have knowledge in implementing best practice strategies into centres and a track record in facilitating a child’s optimal social, intellectual and physical development.

 Selection Criteria: 

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in same role;

  • Diploma in Children’s Services or Degree in Early Childhood Teaching;

  • Proven ability in all areas of administrative procedure, curriculum development, parent and community liaison, staff professional development and training;

  • Understanding and working knowledge of WHS legislation;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of services requirements of the CCS (childcare management system) and ability to perform software application for compliance;

  • Be willing to accept the role of Nominated Supervisor under the Children (Education and Care Services National Law Application) Bill 2010 and Education and Care Services National Regulations;

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully support the Early Learning Years Framework with the centre curriculum;

  • Previous experience in successfully managing a budget for an Early Education Centre.

Why Work For Us?

St Nicholas Early Education Aranda will introduce St Nicholas Early Education’s child-led, play-based and Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum to Australian Capital Territory.

A standout feature of St Nicholas Early Education Aranda’s preschool program is the Transition to School Program. The Transition to School Program familiarises children with the primary school environment and introduces them to the routines which will be a part of their day when they journey from a preschool environment into a primary school environment.

You will have a range of benefits including:

  • Bishop’s Leave, which is three days of additional leave between Christmas and New Year annually;

  • Paid Parental leave;

  • The opportunity for annual salary review, and advancement to above award payments;

  • Discounted Childcare, EAP, Flu injections, reduced gym membership, reduced healthcare, amongst others.

How to Apply:

Applicants for positions at St Nicholas Early Education, are not required to be Catholic, all applications will be selected on merit against criteria.

Please note that not adequately addressing the selection criteria in your cover letter will result in your application not being shortlisted. 

It is mandatory for applicants to hold: First Aid training certification, Current Child protection training, Anaphylaxis and Asthma Management training. Applicants may also be required to go through pre-screening checks such as a national criminal check, right to work in Australia, complete a health declaration, Working With Children Check verification, and proof of qualifications. 


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