Singleton: Centre Director


Location: St Nicholas Early Education Singleton

An exciting opportunity currently exists for a Director at St Nicholas Early Education Singleton. 

The St Nicholas Early Education centre is a successfully established centre that joined the St Nicholas brand in 2016. We are seeking a professional business manager to continue to operate the centre to ensure the centre remains a leader in the Singleton area.

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

Why work for us?

Our centre is staffed by a dedicated team of qualified professionals. It complies with all national regulations and licensing requirements. The centre operates for 51 weeks of the year.  Applicants for positions at St Nicholas Early Education are not required to be Catholic and all applications will be selected on merit against criteria.

As a part of the St Nicholas team, you will have access to a range of benefits, including:

  • Working within a larger Diocesan organization, the second largest employer in Newcastle region. Which opens up opportunity for advancement within St Nicholas, and perhaps other agencies of the Diocese.

  • 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. 

  • Corporate benefits, including EAP, Flu injections, reduced gym membership, reduced healthcare, amongst others.

Selection criteria

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar 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

Further information

This position is on a permanent full-time basis, however part-time applications will also be considered.  

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. 

Please ensure that you address the selection criteria in your application and include a resume with 2 recent referees. Should you not complete the selection criteria, you may not be shortlisted. 

Are you our next superstar? Do you have the skills that we need? We look forward to meeting you.


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