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woombye childcare and kindergarten - Woombye, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Woombye Childcare and Kindergarten :

About us

WCKis a small family long Day care and Kindergarten service, owned and operated since 1989. Inspired by philosophies from Reggio Emilia and the Scandinavian Forest Schools we are proud to be at the forefront of contemporary practices, moving away from traditional practices in childcare. Inspired by the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach, where the environment is the “3rd teacher’, learning is visible” and the expressive languages of children.

We have a strong focus on nature- based play, offering children beautiful, innovative natural outdoor settings where children play amongst the trees, gardens, sand pits, outdoor kitchen, tool shed and mud pits. Our Kindergarten children attend a nature learning farm/ bush program offering full day Farm and Bush Kinda excursions.

We have an equally strong focus on the visual arts, offering children an authentic art studio with clay wheel and authentic art materials, a dance studio space, a large library and Illusion studio – light and construction. We continue to remain curious of current research on the value and benefits of STEM and offer a huge loose parts space, with IT equipment.

We are fortunate to be positioned in the main street of Woombye, which enables our Kindergarten to attend regular excursions to local parks, the Woombye businesses, community garden and the local primary school. We recognise the importance of professional development our staff and provide them with ongoing in-service training currently with consultant Vivienne Walsh.

Seeking

We're currently seeking an Centre Director to join our small, and engaged team in Woombye. As we are a smaller centre, the role could also suit an experienced Assistant Director looking to step up to Centre Director.

The Role 

We are looking for an exceptional, highly motivated and inspiring leader who is passionate about early education and to shares our vision for high- quality care, learning and a rich image of child. 

In this role, you will provide exceptional leadership and operational direction of the Centre while our Nature Play programs grow. You 

Within this role, you will be supported by a strong education team assisting in the managing the day to day operations of the service. You will be further supported in this role by our Centre Manager and Centre Consultant. 

You will play a key role in assisting us in this period of growth by assisting us with further developingingexisting relationships within our centre, welcoming new families, building and mentoring our educational team. 

Required Qualifications & Desired Skills 

· Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care or Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management or Early Childhood Teaching Degree or studying towards

  • Excellent operational skills, being able to delegate and collaborate within the team.
  • Proven ability to inspire others, lead and support a team of educators 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong organisational and& time management skills 
  • In-depth understanding of and commitment to the

Early Years Learning Framework, National Quality Standards, QKLG and National Regulations.

  • Experience and ability to learn software management systems OWNA app 
  • Current Senior

First Aid and CPR, Anaphylaxis and Asthma Management, Working with Children Check.

  • A genuine interest in nature education, outdoor learning and sustainability – Reggio principles – environments 
  • Previous experience working within the early childhood sector in director/teacher or assistant director role.
  • Experience in inquiry rich program, observations and documentation 
  • A strong commitment to high quality education and care\.

• Understanding of the National Quality Framework, including the Early Years Framework and/or Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines. 

The role requires the successful applicant to: 

  • Develop strong relationships with children and their families
  • Actively contribute to the planning and implementation of a program reflecting the skills and interests of the children, including intentional teaching and reflective practice
  • Document and assess children’s learning and development
  • Work closely with fellow Educators and Centre Manager to achieve continuous improvement in all aspects of the Kindergarten.

What's on offer

· Salary for this position will be based on experience and qualifications

· Focus on professional development and training

· A fantastic work environment

· High quality centre, great resources and fantastic facilities

· Supportive Management tTeam

· Remuneration Package tailored to reflect applicants professional experience.[MW1] 

· Incentive bonus remuneration opportunities

If you feel you have the ability to drive this team forward and put your stamp on a high-quality educational service for our community we would love to hear from you. please forward your resume detailing previous roles and experience along with a cover letter.

 [MW1]Do you need this sentence as well as the one about salary being based on experience and qualifications?

Woombye, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training




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