YMCA Bishopdale Childcare Centre Canterbury

Early learning 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 9:39 AM 22 November 2019
Closes 23 December 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1HA30G

We are looking for a centre manager to provide leadership and oversight to all matters pertaining to the successful operation of our ECE operation. The ideal candidate will have a passion for early childhood education, can walk the talk of the YMCA values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring, and have a sound head for the business side of running a preschool.

Our centre is based within a larger community/fitness/recreation centre in Bishopdale, and is licensed for 10 U2s and 30 O2s. Our current teaching team are dedicated, professional and motivated to make our centre the best it can be and all share a love for working with and educating children. This is a role which has a lot to offer a person who is looking for a managerial challenge which is about enabling success and supporting great staff, within a broader organisation which is diverse and puts people at its heart.

The manager will ensure the centre is child-centred, be reflective of our family and community values, be nurturing and welcoming, maximise enrolment levels by being responsive to the community, deliver the Te Whāriki curriculum effectively, and achieve financial viability. They will be kind and respectful in their practice with children, families and the teaching team, they will enjoy supporting teachers in their learning journeys and they can connect easily with others, building strong relationships.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong leadership and managerial skills that enable teamwork and productivity
  • Experience developing and leading teachers at all stages of their learning journey
  • Financial management skills
  • An ability to see the big picture, while maintaining an eye for detail
  • Flexibility, adaptability and initiative
  • Outstanding abilities in building relationships
  • Skilled reflection abilities
  • Excellent communication skills.

How to apply

Please send your cover letter and CV to:

Josie Ogden Schroeder
(03) 963 2820

Job Guideline
ECE Manager Job Guideline

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HA30G

Listed 9:39 AM 22 November 2019
Closes 23 December 2019

YMCA Bishopdale Childcare Centre NZ

ECE centre details

YMCA Bishopdale Childcare Centre

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 40

Service ID: 70029
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Physical address:
13 A Bishopdale Court, Bishopdale, Christchurch

Postal Address:
P O Box 2004, Christchurch, Christchurch 8140