14 Oct, 2020


  • Reformed Theological College
  • Waurn Ponds VIC, Australia
Full time Education & Training

Job Description

  • Do you like to get the best out of others?
  • Looking to growth 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 children, 12 hours each weekday, for 50 weeks of the year.

Our Centre opened in January 2018, and we are now seeking an experienced 2IC who can build on the foundations that have been laid, inspire our educators and collaborate with our leadership team.


Your new role

Your role as 2IC is unique and will be varied from day to day. You will be experienced, passionate and dedicated individual, with a strong focus on quality, teamwork, and the drive to develop strong relationships.  You will be passionate about developing a creative and inclusive learning environment for our children.  Your priority and main focus will be to ensure the highest level of care and educational opportunities are afforded to our children.


You will partner with the Centre Director to mentor, lead and inspire the staff team to achieve their best. You will develop and apply rosters that show continuity of care.  You will maintain the daily operational requirements and work alongside our dedicated team to ensure compliance is achieved each day. You naturally strive to build meaningful relationships based on acceptance, trust, integrity and honesty with families, staff and the local community to deliver high quality care.


Requirements for this role

To be successful in the 2IC role at Next Steps Early Learning Centre you will have at least two years’ experience in a 2IC or similar role.  A demonstrated ability to manage all aspects of the daily running of the service.  You will have good communication skills, with the ability to engage well with children, families, staff, the community.  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


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.


For full position description and submission instructions go to www.nextstepselc.com.au/2IC.

Applications close 5:00pm AEST Wednesday 11 November 2020.  

Closing Date

11 November 2020

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