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Orchard Early Learning Centres

Service/Centre manager

Assistant Service Director (St Ives)

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St. Ives NSW, Australia


Full Time

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Childcare Jobs - Service/Centre manager, Full Time - St. Ives NSW, Australia

Assistant Service Director (2IC)

At Orchard Early Learning Group, we're not just another Childcare Service – we're a community dedicated to thinking outside the box and redefining the norms of education.  Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey in Early Childhood Education?

Sustainability – Paddock to Plate – RIE & Risky Play

We are seeking an Assistant Director with either a Bachelor of Education, Working towards a Bachelor of Education or an experienced Diploma qualified Educator in Early Childhood Education and Care. The role is full time and we are flexible to negotiate working day patterns. In this role, you will play a pivotal part in driving effective service business performance, ensuring high-quality outcomes for families, children, and our team members. Your responsibilities will include assist our Service Director in monitoring, planning, and implementing strategies in collaboration with all stakeholders. You will be instrumental in maintaining compliance with the National Quality Framework, National Quality Standards, and relevant legislation and regulations. We are looking for someone who embraces change and innovation, encourages continuous improvement, and is committed to their own personal growth and development in early childhood leadership. A high value for aesthetics and maintaining beautiful environments for children is essential.

The Role

This role of Assistant Director will assist the Director/ Nominated Supervisor to provide leadership and management to educators and staff regarding all aspects of the operation of the service in line with relevant regulations and procedures. There will be allocated off-floor day per week and opportunities to work across the Service as you guide and mentor your team. You will perform the role of Director/ Nominated Supervisor in the absence of the Director/ Nominated Supervisor. In this role you will have:

Why Choose Us:

Innovative Learning Programs: We believe in providing children with opportunities for adventurous, all-weather play that fosters resilience and a deep connection to nature. Our programs are designed to be open-ended, diverse, and integrated with our curriculum.

Inspiring Learning Environments: Our learning spaces are where creativity thrives, curiosity is encouraged, and risk-taking is celebrated. It's where children and educators alike can explore, learn, and grow together.

Shared Values: Integrity, respect, innovation, relationships, and accountability are at the core of everything we do. We're committed to creating a supportive and inclusive community where everyone has the opportunity to flourish.

Experience the Orchard ELC Difference

We pride ourselves on our exceptional Leadership structure consisting of a full-time Service based Relationships Manager, non-contact Assistant Director, a full-time Educational Leader who drives high quality educational outcomes and hands-on coaching for our educating team for best practice.

Bimonthly professional development meetings and networking opportunities and collaboration with our Enrolments team, Marketing team, Operations Manager, Learning & Development Manager, other Orchard ELC Service Directors and Educational Leaders across Sydney.

A dynamic and supportive work environment where your ideas are valued.

Orchard Early Learning Services offers more benefits than any other employer in the sector, including:

Of course, you will need:

Join Our Tribe:

If you're passionate about inspiring young minds, if you thrive on creativity and innovation, and if you're ready to embrace a different approach to early childhood education, we want to hear from you! Come be a part of our team at Orchard Early Learning Group and let's learn and grow together.

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your passion for early childhood education and how you align with our values to [email protected]

We can't wait to welcome you to our tribe! 

Orchard Early Learning Centre St Ives has an amazing outdoor play area, the Centre is spread across two levels, with defined Nursery and Preschool levels, the bright and airy rooms flow directly onto the outdoor learning environments, immersing children in our Paddock to Plate philosophy. The service operates from 6.30am - 6.30pm and is located on Mona Vale Road opposite Brigidine College, close to public transport and local street parking available

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