Nominated Supervisor

Orchard Early Learning Centre Kirrawee offers a fresh approach to early learning, drawing on the natural environment to inspire children to become discoverers, learners and thinkers – holistically preparing them for a life of learning and wellbeing. The Centre operates from 6.30am - 6.30pm.  

The Role

We are currently looking for an exemplary Preschool Director committed to providing strong and innovative leadership to a large team of educators and support staff. The Preschool Director will be responsible for the 100 place preschool and educators within.

The Preschool Director will lead a focused approach to embed exceeding practices as per NQS. Together with the Nursery Director and Senior Operations Director, build connections within the community and create a positive reputation in early childhood education and customer service.

The right person for this position will have strong staff management skills and operational knowledge and be able to adapt to a unique open plan working environment. In addition to possessing a strong pedagogy in teaching, the right candidate will also need to have a strong knowledge and understanding towards a dispositional focused school readiness program that is play based.


About you

  • Previous leadership experience, at least three years leading and developing high achieving teams, providing a high standard of quality care. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of EC regulatory compliance
  • Proven experience in leading and developing a large team of professional educators.
  • High level ECEC operational management skills are expected
  • Business management abilities together with confident people management skills
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care or higher 
  • Passion for coaching, mentoring and growing educators 
  • Established people and leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skill, including documentation skills
  • Superior knowledge of EYLF and NQS
  • Previous working experience as director is essential 
  • Salary from 80k to 110K based on experience and qualifications


Benefits working at Orchard

  • Laptop and mobile provided
  • Onsite Parking
  • Extra day off on your birthday
  • Access to our wellbeing program
  • Lunch provided daily
  • Dedicated and scheduled programming time
  • Access to our online discount marketplace for retail shopping
  • Amazing professional development opportunities
  • Great support structure with admin onsite and enrolments offsite
  • Additional support positions such as grounds keeper and facilities manager
  • Career progression as Orchard grows
  • Great salary for the right applicant

Please submit your cover letter addressing the selection criteria together with your updated CV.

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