About the business
AppleBerries Early Education is a family owned small group of centres with a tight knit leadership team. We will be opening a brand new service in Brookwater and are seeking a motivated and dynamic Educational Leader. The centre is part of a network of 5 AppleBerries centres, where staff ARE our family. As a part of the Brookwater leadership team at a startup service, you will have the ability and autonomy to shape the service as your own. You will be surrounded by like minded staff in a safe and exciting, yes exciting environment. We are a team with a can-do attitude and we love to have fun, laughing every day fills our cups! AppleBerries Brookwater is located in a purpose built facility on a quite street just off Augusta Parkway. The building is bright and cheery, the yard design is amazing, and the resources are all brand new and plentiful. Our core purpose is to profoundly enrich the lives of our children and families and that directs all our daily activities.
This role is anticipated to start mid December pending our service approval from the Department.
About the role
The Educational Leader is empowered with the day to day management of the educational activities in the centre, and for the strategic direction of the educational component of our service offering. For AppleBerries, this falls into 5 broad categories:
Our Current Families.
The Ed Leader is the "face" of our educational program. Your job is to surprise and delight our families with our educational outcomes. You are there to provide advice to parents as required, and to provide feedback on their child's progress (along with their educators). Nothing is too difficult or a bother when interacting with your parents. They are your guests, and you treat them with the same respect you would any guest in your own house.
Our Prospective Families.
This is critical to our ongoing success. You have the ability to showcase your educational programs, educator team, and your expertise in the eyes of prospective families. After a prospective parent tours the centre, they cannot wait to enroll their child, you are that skilled at highlighting why their child NEEDS to attend AppleBerries.
Of course the reason you are involved in early childhood education is for the children. You are their advocate, their voice, and will move heaven and earth to ensure they have every opportunity to grow and develop to their full potential.
You are the leader of a skilled group of professionals. You empower them to make decisions on their own, ensure they learn from their mistakes, and you are humble enough to know that you do not have all the answers. The smartest leaders surround themselves with people that are smarter than them, and then create the environment where those staff can be the best version of themselves. That is how you manage your team.
You know your way around the sector. You understand the EYLF and help set up your educational experiences to exceed the NQF. You are an administrative expert and have experience in portals such as StoryPark or equivalent.
Benefits and Perks
Shape a brand new service
Opportunity to grow and develop as a leader with training provided
An excellent mentor who you can work shoulder to shoulder with
The ability to make a difference in the lives of your staff and the little ones under your and their care
The autonomy to make the role your own
Staff discounts on childcare
Paid Professional Development
Skills and experience
Prior experience as a Educational Leader highly regarded
Experience in the early childhood sector
Strong ethical values and ability to rally your team around these
Leadership experience essential
Valid working with children check
Must be Diploma qualified as a minimum
Everyone has a “why”? Why do you do what you do, why do you get out of bed each morning? Reflect on your “why” because it's important for the next step.
If this role sounds exciting to you, please submit your resume and cover letter.
In the cover letter please outline your “why” and how our core purpose aligns with your “why”?