Centre Leaders Day: Celebrating our leadership teams

Centre Leaders Day

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Recognising and appreciating our amazing Centre Leadership teams across our Centres.

“Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader; they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role, it’s always about the goal.” – Lisa Haisha

We look for any opportunity to celebrate the incredible people who lead our Centres each day.

We call these people our Centre Leaders. Our Centre Leadership teams are fuelled by a passion for making a difference in the life of each child and providing a safe, secure environment where children are supported by the best educators to thrive during the first five years of their lives. It’s a big job, it’s an important job; as role that has an impact on every person they come into contact with in their Centre, be it a child, family member or team mate.

Our Centre Leaders lead with expertise and experience; mentoring and motivating their team members and inspiring the children in their care. A strong childcare centre leader can have a massive impact on an educator’s professional journey. A great leader is supportive, empowering and works hard to create a positive, collaborative and cohesive team culture.

The commitment to both their team and the children in their care across our 170+ centres is simply outstanding.

We support team members in achieving meaningful career progression with ongoing opportunities. Take a look at our Professional Development opportunities here. Our team members also have access to incredible benefits that are part of working here at Guardian.

We wanted them to know that we appreciate and are thankful for the vitally important role they play.

On 19th June we celebrated Centre Leaders Day. This day is all about recognising the inspiring leaders across our centres: our amazing Centre Managers, Assistant Centre Managers and Educational Leaders. It gives us the opportunity to have an official (but very fun!) way of acknowledging those in our Centre Leadership Teams, who work tirelessly each day alongside their teams to support the growth, learning and development of every child in their care.

Teams in our Centres jumped to the challenge of making the day special, displaying some impressive creativity in how they celebrated their leaders. Donuts, cakes and cookies, handwritten notes expressing their gratitude (as well as some notes from families!), gift packs and online tributes praising their leaders’ supportiveness and professionalism for all across the Guardian network to see. Each centre brought the special day alive with their own unique flavour, creating an atmosphere of warmth, appreciation and excitement.

Here’s just some of the tributes that were shared across Centre Leaders Day:

“What you all do each and everyday is so inspiring to many! So grateful to work alongside such passionate, thoughtful and motivated leaders!” – Daniel, Portfolio Manager

“Thank you for your positive mindsets and openness to support and collaboration. What a privilege it is to work with you all and to see the difference you make in the lives of educators, children and families!” – Liz, Curriculum Mentor

 “I always say my best days are spent in our centres and it’s all because of the energy, commitment and incredible work I have the joy of observing, talking about and being inspired by. Thank you to every Guardian Leader who makes every team member, child and family feel the same.” – Kathryn, Chief Quality & Curriculum Officer 

“A big THANK YOU to all our amazing Centre Managers, Assistant Centre Managers and Educational Leaders – we value your commitment, dedication, persistence and willingness to go above and beyond to be the best leader you can be. –  Priscilla, Head of Curriculum

We are so thrilled to have this special day to celebrate, and say thank you for, the significant positive contributions that our Centre Leaders make every day.

Our Centre Leaders, and the work they do, are really valued here at Guardian. We want to ensure that your career aspirations are supported and that you are empowered to do amazing things each day.

Why not check out the childcare centre leadership roles we currently have available? Your perfect role might be a click away!

Centre Manager roles

Assistant Centre Manager roles

Educational Leader roles

Got any questions? Get in touch with our Talent team: [email protected] or 1300 765 560.



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