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Service/Centre manager

Centre Director

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Kew VIC, Australia


Full Time

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Childcare Jobs - Service/Centre manager, Full Time - Kew VIC, Australia

Are you an experienced and caring Centre Director passionate about leading a team of high achievers, fostering further learning and partnering with families and the local community building beautiful connections?  Come and Join Petit ELJ Kew as our new Centre Leader.

At Petit LEJ Kew we are a 101 place "Exceeding" service looking for a new Centre Director committed to providing exceptional education and care in early childhood.  We are seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to lead our vibrant and high achieving team at Petit ELJ Kew. 

The leadership, centre and staff have built a wonderful and inclusive culture with the most responsive and caring leadership team you can find, so we are not going to lie there are big shoes to fill.  We offer a highly collaborative and engaged education team, the highest across all Petit centres, who are dedicated in providing quality education and care to children in their formative years. 

We are seeking a leader who highly values partnering with our beautiful families and furthering our local community connections, where you will also foster a growth mindset and love of learning within our education team.  At Petit ELJ Kew we have a team of achievers, who are highly accountable and responsible within their own studios – so they are a team you can trust!  It is important though that you bring a willingness to be on the floor with the team when the team and children need you.

From our recent Employee Engagement Survey (Oct 23) some of our Kew employees said, "It’s one of the greatest places I’ve ever worked at", "the staff members are super friendly and supportive".  "I genuinely feel cared for in the workplace" and "I have always been offered programs and education opportunities to develop my skills and knowledge in my field from some of which I have taken and completed. I am ever grateful that Petit supports me all the way whenever it was needed. If I had worked in another organisation, I am sure I wouldn’t have gone anywhere I am"  "I am so grateful and thankful to have the opportunity to work in Petit ELJ Kew."

As our newest Centre Director you will feel highly supported from Day 1 as all four Petit Melbourne centres are located within 30 minutes of one another and our centre leaders are highly connected as a team.  There is a wonderful opportunity to collaborate and bounce ideas and learn from one another with regular catch ups along with our annual Leadership conference across all centres.  We also provide opportunities for our Assistant Centre Directors, Educational Leaders, and Early Childhood Teachers to visit and spend some time at our other services to learn from one another.  You will have wonderful support and regular visits from Tracey our Education & Practice Adviser, Mel from HR and Amber from Operations who is highly knowledgeable, present whenever you need, and incredibly supportive in helping you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Further in what Petit can offer you:

High Remuneration & Benefits Package: We value your leadership and the expertise that you bring.  Enjoy a competitive salary that reflects your experience and commitment. We offer extensive partnering program with rewards, discounts and more; 65% staff discount on childcare fees.

Professional Development: We fully support and reward active learners and believe in continuous learning keen to stay at the forefront of early childhood education.  We can tailor a professional development plan to your choosing.

Generous Budgets: Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the abundance of resources we provide to support our children and education teams.  Benefit from ample natural resources to create engaging and innovative learning environments as well as a generous operational budget.

Supportive Leadership: Join a leadership team that values your input and supports your growth. Your ideas and contributions will be integral to our ongoing success.

Rooftop Playground & Outdoor Space: Our centre boasts a spacious rooftop playground providing children with opportunities for outdoor play and exploration.  We also offer numerous incursions and excursions partnering within our local Kew community.

What you bring:

At Petit ELJ we genuinely value our teams, and our new 2024 strategy focuses on attraction and retention of quality and experienced Educators through high remuneration, culture, engagement, and wellbeing strategies. 

So, if you are a passionate , experienced, and caring Centre leader working in early childhood ready to make a difference at Petit ELJ Kew, we would love to hear from you.