Guardian Childcare and Education Careers

Assistant Centre Manager| Ivanhoe East

Full-time Permanent
East Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe, VIC

Job no: 513444
Categories: Assistant Centre Manager (2IC)
Posted: 26th September 2022

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Develop, inspire, and grow.

Creating safe and secure environments where young children thrive and where Teams are guided and nurtured to deliver best practice programs doesn’t just happen. It takes brave and professional people who want to turn their experience in early childhood education into a leadership role.

You’ve got passion. You’ve got skills and experience, so where to next? Becoming an Assistant Centre Manager is a step in your career where you can expand your knowledge and skills to have a broad view of how we provide the best early childhood education in Australia. 

We believe we are one Team at Guardian, regardless of our Role. We want you to be able to grow your career at Guardian in the direction you choose. Becoming an Assistant Manager at Guardian Ivanhoe East means that you will be part of the vital relationship between Educators, families, and children, working daily to put smiles on young faces. 

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 advancement opportunities.
  • 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 in early childhood education programs based on exploration, discovery, and play.
  • Contribute to decisions about resourcing and the education environment for children.
  • Enjoy a competitive salary and financial benefits, including attractive remuneration packages, generous childcare discounts, recognition and rewards, and an employee referral program
  • WHEREFIT – 2,000 discounted corporate offers at up to 50% off for gyms, studios, activewear, healthy meals, beauty and more…
  • Guardian Degree program – We can support you by offering paid study, flexible work hours, guardian mentors and reimbursement of course fees, because we want to see you succeed. (Terms & conditions apply)
  • Paid first aid courses and renewals

The Centre

East Ivanhoe, our 91-place centre is rated exceeding in the National Quality Standard. Located on Lower Heidelberg Road, the centre has access to easy parking and public transport. The range of resource-rich environments including a spacious outdoor area, a covered deck, natural play structures and a range of age-specific ateliers is where our exciting programs come to life. As part of the sustainability program, the centre has vegetable gardens, a worm farm and an active recycling program with the Richmond Exchange. We are proud to have such a culturally diverse team at and celebrate a variety of cultural events and holidays. As part of our strong community focus, the kinder children participate in a bush kinder program every Friday.

The Opportunity

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

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

To be considered, you will have:

  • A completed Diploma in Children’s Services and/or Bachelor of Education (or working towards)
  • Prior experience working in a long day-care centre in a senior or leadership role.
  • Sound, practical working knowledge and implementation of the NQF and the EYLF.
  • Budget and financial accountability experience
  • Current First Aid and Asthma and Anaphylaxis certificates, and current Working with Children check.

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So, what are you waiting for? Take the leap and apply now to join Guardian Childcare & Education.


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Guardian Child Care & Educations 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.

So, what are you waiting for?
Take the leap and apply now to join Guardian Childcare & Education.

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