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Sydney, New South Wales
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AU$ 100,000 per year
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Research Practice Manager

  • Lead the overall operations, management and leadership of a large child and family centre.
  • Lead a culture of risk taking in the documenting of children’s development to an exemplary level that draws on contemporary and traditional research and curriculum framework.
  • Lead a culture of wellbeing, safety and health initiatives that reflect contemporary research and frameworks.

The Research and Practice Manager is responsible for the over all operation, management and leadership of a large childcare centre. The role is supported by the Operations Coordinator and Educational Leader driving a culture of change to exemplary practice and research with in the childcare centre.

The role will see you lead a culture of enquiry that encourages curiosity and innovation in teaching. In creating this culture the role will see you:

  • Mentor the Educational Leader in meeting goals that support a Centre of excellence in educational program
  • Mentor Operations Coordinator in ensuring the completion of documentation that is required to be completed under the national law and regulations
  • Mentor and set goals for the Operations Coordinator and Educational Leader in providing safe environments for children.

With research experience contributing to, or resulting in high quality childcare you will:

  • Partner with Universities in research and case studies on documentation and play based learning.
  • Lead a culture of wellbeing, safety and health initiatives that reflect contemporary research and frameworks
  • Provide an environment that is reflective of contemporary research and is warm and welcoming at all times.

To be successful in this role you must possess:

  • 4 year Degree or Masters level in Early Childhood Education
  • Completion of Certificate IV Training and Assessment (desired)
  • Experience in successful management and budgeting
  • Experience in leading a large multi disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking and completion of innovative projects and exploration of new ideas and concepts in child and family programs
  • Sound understanding in meeting legislative requirements for early childhood education and care and exceeding the National Quality Standards.
  • Experience in engagement and research projects
  • Demonstrated ability to coach with results, support, direct and supervise individual coordinate, manage and delegate.
  • Leadership and change management skills
  • In-depth knowledge and articulation of contemporary research and practice with children
  • High degree of literacy and written communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain professional trusting relationships with children and families.

For more information regarding this role please contact Emma Fox 02 8238 0200 or email your emma.fox@randstad.com.au

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