Lollipops Patten Street Canterbury

Centre manager

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Centre manager

Belonging / Mana Whenua, Contribution / Mana Tangata, Communication / Mana Reo, Exploration / Mana Aotūroa, Well-being / Mana Atua

Listed 9:46 AM 24 May 2019
Closes 01 July 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9uQ4

  • Your passion is people – you love mentoring teachers, providing support and guidance to your team, and you're committed to quality early childhood education 
  • You are a natural leader and have a knack for building and maintaining relationships, while you're carefully able to prioritise, manage time effectively, and accomplish your goals 
  • You have an excellent business sense paired with an approachable, collaborative style.

This is an opportunity that you most definitely want to be considered for! Our Christchurch region is looking for an early childhood centre manager. As a centre manager, you will be responsible for the full cycle of business operations, ensuring the centre provides exceptional care to the children, and supporting and growing the team of wonderful educators.


  • Provide quality education and childcare that meets the expectations of both licensee, parents and families/whānau
  • Positively promote the centre within the community while effectively managing the centre in terms of compliance and facility management
  • Ensuring financial performance meets company policy accurately in a timely manner
  • Effectively lead centre staff, utilising appropriate and fair staff management practices
  • Lead the vision, values, purpose and beliefs of Evolve and motivate others to do the same.

Experience and knowledge:

  • Must hold an ECE qualification, and/or have relevant management experience/qualification 
  • Must have had at least 3 years' experience working with children in an ECE environment 
  • Have experience in a management or supervisory position with staff responsibilities 
  • A sound track record of financial/budget management.

It would be advantageous to have knowledge of the Ministry of Education's ECE strategic plan.
We offer professional development opportunities, a range of innovative systems, childcare support, and incentive opportunities along with your competitive salary.

Interested? Please apply.

How to apply

Submit your confidential application and CV. Any queries, please email:

Vanessa Argent
(09) 869 2474

Vacancy reference #:1H9uQ4

Listed 9:46 AM 24 May 2019
Closes 01 July 2019

Lollipops Patten Street NZ

ECE centre details

Lollipops Patten Street

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 92

Service ID: 70157
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Physical address:
7 Patten Street, Avonside, Christchurch

Postal Address:
P O Box 105843, Auckland City, Auckland 1143