Educational Leader - Fulltime - Kembla Grange

About the business

The Little School Preschool Inc is a 16 place, stand-alone, community owned preschool located in the heart of the Kembla Grange Estate. Established in 1978 by local community members, the Little School has held a long-standing reputation of excellence in the community.

About the role

This is a permanent fulltime position starting Term 1 2022. The key functions of the Educational Leader role are to:

  • Work collaboratively to lead the development and implementation of the educational program to ensure consistent, high-quality education and practices throughout the preschool.
  • Understand the professional development needs of educators and prepare and implement professional development plans.
  •  Work within the philosophy and direction of the overall organisation, with autonomy in managing your workload while working collaboratively to develop programs for children and professional development plans for educators.
  • Ensure learning and development is aligned with the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards.
  • Implement and evaluate programs indoors and outdoors.
  • Create a stimulating and positive environment for the children.
  • Write observations and analyse children's progression and development.
  • Provide support and assistance to other staff members.
  • Monitor all staff interactions to ensure they are in line with the EYLF.
  • Develop strong relationships with children and effectively communicate with parents and carers.
  • Fulfill the position requirements of the qualification you hold (Bachelor of Early Childhood or Diploma Qualified Educator).
  • Nurture our preschool community, ensuring all members feel well supported.
  • Work directly with children, families and the staffing team and be the first point of contact for day to day operational matters relating to staff and children.
  • Coach and mentor staff practices on the floor.
  • Understand and implement Preschool values, mission, policies and practices.
  • Report to and work with the Managing Director to provide a cohesive leadership team to support staff, children and families.
  • Understand interpret and apply laws and regulations pertaining to the ECEC sector.
  • Maintain exceeding practice standards throughout all aspects of practice.

Amplify! Blog

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The ACECQA Workforce Strategy Report highlights the workforce challenges the sector faces and proposes 21 actions to address them over the next ten years. We share key takeouts and what we are advocating for as the findings are implemented. 

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We find out what drives Karen, what we can learn from her experience, and how she will use the HESTA award money for future initiatives to benefit local children and leave a long-lasting social impact on the community.

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