About the Business
AppleBerries Early Education is a family owned small group of centres with a tight knit leadership team. Our service at Noosaville is seeking a motivated and dynamic Centre Director. The centre recently joined the AppleBerries family and I am seeking someone to join my leadership team. As a part of my team, you will be surrounded by like minded Centre Directors in a safe and exciting, yes exciting environment. We are a team with a can-do attitude and we love to have fun, laughing every day fills our cups! AppleBerries Noosaville is a large modern service located in the heart of Noosaville. The building is modern bright and cheery, the yards are massive with abundant trees, and the resources are all modern and plentiful. Our core purpose is to profoundly enrich the lives of our children and families and that directs all our daily activities.
About the Role
The Centre Director is empowered with the day to day management of the centre. For AppleBerries, this falls into 5 broad categories:
Our Current Families. The Director is the "face" of our centre. Your job is to surprise and delight your families with every interaction. You are there to provide advice to parents as required, provide feedback on their child's progress (along with the educators), and help them with administrative tasks like navigating Centrelink. Nothing is too difficult or a bother when interacting with your parents. They are your guests, and you treat them with the same respect you would any guest in your own house.
Our Prospective Families. This is critical to our ongoing success. You have the ability to showcase your centre and team in the eyes of prospective families. After a prospective parent tours your centre, they cannot wait to enroll their child, you are that skilled at highlighting your centre benefits.
Our Children. Of course the reason you are involved in early childhood education is for the children. You are their advocate, their voice, and will move heaven and earth to ensure they are in a safe environment that is full of love and care, just like the perfect home away from home.
Our Team. You are the leader of a skilled group of professionals. You empower them to make decisions on their own, ensure they learn from their mistakes, and are humble enough to know that you do not have all the answers. The smartest leaders surround themselves with people that are smarter than them, and then create the environment where those staff can be the best version of themselves. That is how you manage your team.
Our Centre. You know your way around the sector. You understand the EYLF and help set up your centre to exceed the NQF. You are an administrative expert and have experience in CCMS systems such as QikKids.
Benefits and Perks
- Excellent remuneration
- Opportunity to grow and develop as a leader with training provided
- An excellent mentor who you can work shoulder to shoulder with
- Bonus program linked to converting inquiries to bookings
- The ability to make a difference in the lives of your staff and the little ones under your and their care
Skills and Experience
- Prior experience as a Centre Director highly regarded but not essential
- Experience in the early childhood sector
- Strong ethical values and ability to rally your team around these
- Leadership experience essential
- Valid working with children check