13 Oct, 2020


  • Reformed Theological College
  • Next Steps Early Learning Centre, Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds VIC, Australia
Full time Education & Training School

Job Description

  • Are you an innovative early years leader? 
  • Looking to grow personally and professionally? 
  • Want ongoing training and development? 


About the Service 

Next Steps Early Learning Centre (Next Steps) is an independent childcare service provider in the Geelong region. The Centre sits on 5500sqm of land in a semi-rural setting in Waurn Ponds, and has capacity for 156 children12 hours each weekday, for 50 weeks of the year. Our Centre opened in January 2018, and we are now seeking a highly experienced leader who can build on the foundations that have been laid, inspire our educators and leadership team, and grow our service to its full potential. 

Your new role 

Your role as Centre Director will harness your passion and genuine commitment to early childhood education. Being a leader, you will desire to make a positive difference to our children, families and team. As such your love of leading, inspiring your team, providing them with mentoring and support will bring out their best.  You naturally strive to build meaningful relationships based on acceptance, trust, integrity and honesty with families and the local community to deliver high quality care. 

To be successful in this role you will be required to be highly relational, promoting a positive workplace culture while providing support and guidance to our dedicated team of educators, as well as having the ability to prioritise tasks well.  You will be leading the educational program, recruiting and mentoring your team, ensuring the Centres compliance to appropriate legislation and ensuring the highest quality care is provided to our families.  Through your leadership Next Steps Early Learning Centre will be a service of choice for our families and community. 

Requirements for the role 

In order to be considered for the Centre Director role at Next Steps Early Learning Centre you will have a minimum of 3 years experience in a Centre Director role, with a proven track record of success.  A demonstrated ability to lead and manage all aspects of the daily running of the service.  You will have excellent communication skills, with the ability to engage well with children, families, staff, the community and report to the board.  To apply for this role, it is essential that you hold a minimum ACECQA assessed Diploma qualification. 

Suitable applicants must have: 

  • Bachelor or Diploma in Early Childhood or related field 
  • Current First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma certification 
  • WWCC or current VIT registration 
  • Experience in long day care service delivery 

A rewarding salary package will be negotiated with the right candidate. 

About Our Region 

Next Steps Early Learning Centre is based in Waurn Ponds, in the growth area of Geelong, Victoria. The Geelong region is a great place to live and work with affordable housing, easy access to Melbourne, one of the world’s most live-able cities, and easy access to some of the world’s best beaches located on the Bellarine and Surf Coast. Geelong also offers good public transport and great private and public education providers. A relocation allowance will be provided should the successful candidate need to relocate to Geelong.    

For full position description and application instructions go to www.nextstepselc.com.au/cdApplications close 5:00pm AEST Tuesday 10 November 2020.  

Closing Date

10 November 2020

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