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Centre Manager -Tindal, NT Little Geckos

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Work type: Permanent (Full Time), Permanent (Part Time)
Location: NT
Categories: Early Learning Services

Centre Manager - Mission Australia Early Learning 

  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits available
  • Permanent full time – 38 hours per week
  • Tindall, Katherine, Northern Territory

 About Mission Australia Early Learning

Early childhood is a time of discovery and growth, which is why Mission Australia Early Learning centres are designed to encourage a sense of belonging, wellbeing and community. Our centres offer much more than quality childcare for children aged from six weeks to six years. They also set children up for a lifelong love of learning and nature.

 Mission Australia is a Christian community service organisation with a nationwide team of over 2,900 that helps people to regain their independence.  We reduce homelessness and strengthen communities through homelessness initiatives and affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support, and employment and skills development. Together, we stand with Australians in need until they can stand for themselves. 

 About the role

Mission Australia Mission Australia Early Learning - Tindal is a 73 place childcare centre. As the Centre Manager, you will the oversee leadership and operations of the centre, to ensure the provision of quality early learning support to children and broader support for their families. 


  • Leadership – lead, motivate and coach Educators towards performance excellence
  • Business Management– The management of budgets, occupancy rates and fees
  • Education Management – Oversee the quality of the centre’s education program.
  • Compliance Management - Ensure compliance with all external regulations, legislation and policies
  • Relationship Management - build strong relationships with families to ensure effective running of the service

 Experience and qualifications 

  • Previous experience in managing a childcare centre
  • Diploma-level early childhood qualification (minimum) with a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) – desirable
  • Qualifications and experience required to be appointed as a Nominated Supervisor
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the National Quality Framework & legislation relevant to Early Learning.
  • Demonstrated experience in budget management
  • Senior First Aid Certificate including CPR, anaphylaxis management, and emergency asthma training.

 As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National criminal history check. In addition, there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children Check or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for this role.


  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Up to 50% discounted childcare at participating centres (conditions apply)
  • Above award pay rates
  • Generous non-contact time allowances to support educational programming and planning
  • Additional Annual Leave allowances for participation in out of hours activities
  • Ongoing support for training and professional development

Click "APPLY NOW" noting application closes 28th of April.

 Centre Manager PD (1).pdf

Mission Australia is dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Learn about our Reconciliation Action Plan

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