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Childcare Centre Manager

Happy Hippo Kindergarten and Childcare
Brunswick VIC
$93,000 - $115,000 a year - Full-time


Brunswick VIC

Pulled from the full job description

  • Childcare assistance
  • Employee discount
  • Employee mentoring program
  • Maternity leave
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance

Full job description


Happy Hippo Kindergarten and Childcare has an outstanding opportunity for an exceptional professional to join our Leadership Team in the role of Centre Manager at our 110 Place service.

Happy Hippo has a vision to achieve excellence in the early years sector and is committed to inspire learning and innovation in children, families and the community. We aim to achieve the highest quality care, education and services for our children, families and the wider community.

Our unique point of difference in our services will have you standing out from the rest. Our learning community is well supported through pedagogy, curriculums and programs.

Our service provides early childhood education and care for up to 110 children per day. Your prior leadership experience in the early childhood sector, along with a proven track record of effective and efficient management and marketing will be of great advantage when leading and guiding our team of dedicated educators to fulfill the purpose and vision of Happy Hippo Group, and to aim towards exceeding in the national frameworks, while providing for the education and care needs of children and families.

We are seeking applications from suitably qualified, enthusiastic and passionate professionals who have previous management experience in a large, long day care service. Your strong communication and leadership skills, and strength-based approach will compliment this highly regarded role. You will pose excellent organizational skills, a sound understanding of the National Quality Standards and the Victorian Early Years Learning & Development Framework, along with your desire to make a positive difference to the lives of children, will place you in good stead for this role.

What is on offer for you?

  • Full Time Employment
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • 6% above award wages
  • Occupancy Bonus
  • Birthday RDO
  • Weekly Managers Meetings and Support
  • Free Flu Vaccinations
  • Service & Room Budgets
  • Autonomy to lead your service.
  • Awards & Recognition programs and events
  • Educational Leader
  • State of the Art Kitchen

To be considered for this excellent role, we require the following criteria:

  • Minimum three years' experience in a similar role
  • Appropriate and recognized qualifications (minimum Diploma in Children's Services)
  • VIT Teachers Registration (bonus)
  • Valid Working with Children Check and current Police Clearance
  • First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain one.
  • Acceptance of undertaking a medical clearance
  • Strength in marketing to build the occupancy of your service.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good team building and leadership skills.
  • Good time management.
  • Sound knowledge of VELYF & NSQ
  • The right to work in Australia.

If you believe you have the skills, qualities and abilities to lead a passionate team, as well as the skills and experience to plan, organize and manage the daily activities of the Centre, please apply today. Please send your covering letter together with your resume.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $93,000.00 – $115,000.00 per year


  • Childcare assistance
  • Employee discount
  • Employee mentoring program
  • Maternity leave
  • Professional development assistance


  • No weekends

Supplemental pay types:

  • Performance bonus


  • Diploma (Required)

Work Authorisation:

  • Australia (Required)

Work Location: In person