Centre Manager

If you have a passion for bringing out the best in your team by supporting their individual growth and development, you might be the candidate we are looking for.

Due to internal promotion, we are searching for a new Centre Manager for our established Wavell Heights Montessori childcare centre. https://buildingfutures.com.au/wavell-heights/

The successful applicant will be guided into their new role during an extended handover period by the existing Centre Manager who will then continue to be available for ongoing support as they step into the role of Area Manager.

As the majority of our promotions generally occur from within, this is a rare opportunity to join the Building Futures Montessori Family.

Benefits Include:

  • Flexible working hours and opportunity for regular RDO.
  • Strong mentoring program for all new employees.
  • 5% Above Award wages.
  • Generous employee discounts for childcare for immediate family members.
  • Annual bonus for Montessori-qualified staff in accordance with KPIs.
  • Annual staff conference, staff training plans and ability to apply for and participate in professional development courses that support lifelong learning.
  • Annual prize draws for $1,000 gift cards (Diploma qualified Montessori educators).
  • Salary sacrifice for bespoke IT device purchases.
  • Wellness support with access to Employee Assistance Program.
  • Paid Staff Meetings.
  • Free uniforms.

About Us:

Building Futures Montessori, is South East Queensland’s leading Montessori childcare provider with locations in Forest Lake, Wavell Heights and Blackstone. We currently employ 120+ staff and are expanding in centre size, into new locations, and into affiliated businesses including Family Day Care and development of the “Your Child's Day” app.

Our success is driven by best-practice child-care and the adoption of the Montessori methodology by our highly-trained and enthusiastic team. All our educators are Montessori qualified or working towards a Montessori qualification.

With more than 15% of employees having served with this family-owned company for at least 10 years, and 30% of Wavell Heights staff having been with Building Futures for more than 5 years, you aren’t just gaining a job, but an opportunity for professional growth within a stable and supportive environment.

About The Role:

  • Partner with our Assistant Centre Manager and Educational Leader to inspire, mentor, and lead our team of educators to maintain an inclusive, supportive, fun, and friendly environment for both educators and families alike.
  • Provide leadership of centre staff to ensure provision of high quality education and care.
  • Manage the day-to-day operation of an established Montessori Childcare Centre.
  • You will be hands-on in areas such as curriculum management, facilities oversight, and recruitment and managing of staff.
  • You will be supported by our experienced on-the-floor Assistant Centre Managers, Area Manager, and centre Administrator.
  • You’ll be an initiative-taker, comfortable with communicating with parents, children, and team members, with a genuine interest in building successful collaborative relationships with all people associated with our Centre.
  • Montessori training is preferred, however not essential, as the opportunity to obtain a nationally recognised Diploma in Montessori Education (0-6) is available and subsidised for the right candidate.

Selection Criteria

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or higher (essential).
  • Diploma of Montessori (highly preferred) or willing to obtain. 
  • A strong understanding of both the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Standards (NQS).
  • Previous Experience as a Centre Manager (highly preferred) or Assistant Centre Manager.
  • A history of leading and inspiring individuals and teams to achieve success. 
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication and relationship-skills, and a genuine empathic interest in people.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and learning.
  • Current Blue card. Restricted persons need not apply.
  • First Aid & CPR or willing to obtain.

If you are seeking a genuine career opportunity and would like to be an integral member of our Wavell Heights team, to deliver outstanding Montessori education and care, apply with your updated CV and Cover Letter via email to [email protected]

19 July 2023

Building Futures Montessori - Wavell Heights

33 Brae Street
Wavell Heights QLD 4012