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Childcare Centre Manager

Plan, organise, control and coordinate the activities of a childcare centre and supervise a team of Early Childhood Educators.

What's it like to be a Childcare Centre Manager?

Childcare Centre Managers plan and implement educational activities and programs to develop young children. They usually supervise a team of Childcare Workers and Educators to provide before and after school, day and vacation care to young children. They play an active role in discussions and are the main point of contact with parents and families.

Childcare Centre Manager

Tasks and duties

  • Recruiting, organising and supervising childcare staff.
  • Ensuring the safety of children, staff and visitors in the centre.
  • Communicating with parents and caregivers.
  • Maintaining records for the centre.
  • Managing the finances, supplies and accounts for the centre.
  • Ensuring the centre complies with government requirements.
  • Planning and implementing programs and activities to develop the physical, social, emotional and educational needs of young children.
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Childcare Centre Managers are also responsible for the day to day running of the centre including administration, marketing and resourcing.

What can I earn as a Childcare Centre Manager?

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Childcare Centre Manager roles in AUS were typically advertised between $80k and $90k over the last 3 months.
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How to become a Childcare Centre Manager


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The minimum education requirement for becoming a Childcare Centre Manager is a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113).

  1. Complete a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113), which will provide the knowledge and skill needed to prepare for work in a childcare centre as a Childcare Centre Manager or Early Childhood Educator.
  2. Consider undertaking a bachelor degree to progress towards a role as an Early Childhood Teacher. This could be a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) or a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary).

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Latest Childcare Centre Manager reviews

Latest reviews from 8 Childcare Centre Managers surveyed on SEEK
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Aug 2019
If you are thinking of earning a high wage in Childcare, this is not the job for you, but if you love to build a strong foundation for children and make the world a better place, hen you have chosen the right career path!
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Children's Services (Early childhood education and care)
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Secretarial
The good things
The job of a Centre Manager is very challenging as you have to strike a balance between, parents, educators, children and of course your family! If you think you can juggle your life being a leader, r...
The challenges
You may encounter some problems along the way, eg handling difficult and fussy parents, maintaining/observing the rules and regulations from the Education department and other relevant departments, ha...
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Aug 2019
Early childhood is very stressful physically and mentally but it’s equally rewarding as you get to happy children and families everyday
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Commerce
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Early childhood
The good things
Very rewarding as you get of sense of helping others. Specially children and families.
The challenges
Lots of stress to finish so many tasks everyday.
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