Centre Manager – Highgate

Highgate CBD

SPONSORSHIP is available for this role (VIsa criteria applies)

Buttercups is opening a brand new Centre in Highgate in April 2022 and is seeking a passionate full time Centre Manager who is excited about our vision and values and is committed to make this new Centre a warm, safe, welcoming, nurturing and encouraging environment to promote the overall development of children in our care.

This position is for an immediate start at our Aberdeen Street Northbridge Centre until Highgate opens 

At Buttercups, we recognise each child as an individual with unique abilities and this belief is supported by Buttercups core philosophy for educators to know every child and their families. We are passionate about early education and the positive impact it has on the children we care for, the families who trust us and the community we are a part of.

The role of Centre Manager at our new Centre must be child care focused and will have support of a 2Ic who will assist with the admin, compliance, rosters, QIP, etc ensuring the Centre Managers focus tasks are the children, families, educators and programs within the Centre.  Other duties  include, but are not limited to the following exemplary tasks.  Responsibilities may expand going forward.

Manage the day to day operations of the Centre in line with company policies, procedures and targets

Undertake a Nominated Supervisor role

Maintain and improve Centre’s A&R rating incl. ongoing input into Centre’s QIP

Develop a positive and engaging community presence

Provide leadership, support and guidance to staff and students as needed

Develop a positive, cohesive work environment for all staff 

Manage rosters & attendance

Induct and support new team members

Implement initiatives to encourage increased occupancy rate

Ensure the Centre is compliant with all Centre policies, State Legislation and National Quality Standards

Ensure Health & Safety standards are always maintained in line with Company standards

Key requirements for the successful candidate is a strong understanding of the EYLF and NQS as this is integral to the role ensuring confidence in mentoring and developing the team to continue excellence. Further key requirements for this position include the drive to develop strong relationships with families, the passion about developing a creative learning environment for our children and the willingness to be proactive and involved with all aspects of Centre operations.

What we are offering:

The exciting opportunity to be involved with the opening of a new Centre 

Employee benefits and discounts (including discounts on child care)

Paid break for new mums for breastfeeding

A rewarding and supportive working environment

Ongoing professional development program (after probation period)

Above award salary with bonus system based on performance

If you are interested and motivated to establish a new, fabulous Centre and grow an amazing team with your expertise, knowledge and passion, then please submit your application via email to diana@buttercups.com.au

All applications must include a full resume and covering letter addressing the above selection criteria. Suitable applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview.

Position Description (click download below)


Further, the applicant must fulfill the following requirements:
Diploma in Early Childhood or Early Childhood Teacher with several years of experience within the Early Childhood Sector
Experience as a Centre Manager/Coordinator (minimum 3 years)
WA Working with children check
Current first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training
WA Police Clearance less than 6 months old
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be fluent in English.
Applicants must be able to prove that they have the right to work in Australia
Bright, friendly & energetic personality with a good sense of humour.
Educational Childhood Teacher is desirable if they have had childcare experience

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