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Assistant Centre Manager

Full-time Permanent
Nairne, SA

Job no: 581186
Categories: Assistant Centre Manager (2IC)
Posted: 19/03/2024 05:51 PM

Develop, Inspire, and Grow!

Guardian Nairne is seeking an Assistant Centre Manager to join their team!

If you have the passion to lead, we want to hear from you. Becoming an Assistant Manager at Guardian Nairne means that you will be part of the vital relationship between Educators, families, and children, working daily to put smiles on faces. 

Our 123-place new centre is set across seven rooms and is situated in the stunning Adelaide Hills – close to Mount Barker, Murray Bridge, Stirling, and Crafers locations.

Joining Guardian means having a great place to work, incredible colleagues, and benefits that include:

  • Lead your ongoing professional development and learning through exceptional coaching, conferences, mentoring, and career progression.
  • Use your skills and experience to support business performance that supports sustainable investment in our practice, Centres, and Teams.
  • Collaborate with the Centre Manager, Educators, and Teachers through workshops and meetings to share best practice and learn from each other as you innovate programs based on exploration, discovery, and play.
  • Contribute to decisions about resourcing and the education environment.
  • Enjoy a competitive salary and financial benefits, including attractive remuneration packages, childcare discounts, recognition, and rewards.
  • Guardian Degree program – We offer paid study, flexible work hours, guardian mentors and reimbursement of course fees, because we want to see you succeed. (Terms & conditions apply)
  • WHEREFIT – 2,000 discounted corporate offers at up to 50% off for gyms, studios, activewear, healthy meals, beauty and more…
  • Paid first aid courses and renewals.

The Opportunity

Working closely with the Centre Manager and Leadership Team, you will enjoy:

  • Supporting the Centre Leadership Team to create a safe environment where children are supported to be brave, curious, and imaginative.
  • Building meaningful relationships with families, so they feel informed and sure their children are receiving the best education and care.
  • Supporting the Centre Leadership Team to develop an exceptional culture of quality and safety.
  • Contributing to making your Centre an example of why Guardian is driven by its mindsets: brave, positive, thoughtful and professional.
  • Developing skills to drive business performance that enables Guardian to invest 100% of profits into high-quality education for children.

To be considered, you will have:

  • Diploma in Children’s Services and/or Bachelor of Education 
  • Prior experience in a long day care and in a senior or leadership role.
  • Sound & practical working knowledge of the NQF and the EYLF.
  • Budget and financial accountability experience
  • Current First Aid certificates and Working with Children check.

Apply now!
Make the move to join Guardian Childcare & Education.


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Guardian Childcare & Education values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences strengthen our teams and help us grow. We are committed to providing a workplace where every person is valued, respected, and supported to progress.
We are also deeply committed to Reconciliation and creating an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People feel a strong sense of belonging and connection.

The safety and wellbeing of children will always be our top priority, Guardian Childcare & Education has a zero tolerance for any form of child abuse or harm.


We offer referrals for both Guardian
and non-Guardian employees.

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