Childcare | Centre Manager | Diploma or ECT| Full-Time | Gymea

Montessori Academy are currently seeking an experienced Centre Manager/Director to join the team at our Gymea campus.

  • Growing childcare company
  • Staff training and development
  • Supportive management team
The Role 

Montessori Academy is currently recruiting for an experienced and dedicated Early Childhood Teacher to lead a fantastic team in our Gymea campus.  This is a great opportunity for an experienced Childcare Centre Manager or Centre Director to lead a fantastic team and take Montessori Academy's already outstanding educational program to the next level. Our early learning campuses have a great team environment, amazing development and training opportunities, and beautiful facilities inside and out! The ideal applicant will have 2+ years of proven management and leadership experience in a similar setting, a passion for early childhood education, an in-depth understanding of the National Quality Framework, a Degree in Early Childhood Education, and an understanding of the Montessori Philosophy. This role is highly dynamic and fast paced, giving the right candidate the opportunity to work autonomously and truly make the service their own.

Key Competencies

• Strong understanding of industry legislation, compliance and regulations
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong understanding of business management 
• Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively in a team environment  
• Strong understanding of the importance of family communications 
• Leadership and mentoring skills 
• Excellent management skills 
• Curriculum planning skills
• Understanding of the Montessori Philosophy 
• Experience working with preschool aged children 
• Passionate about implementing early learning programs 
• Commitment to the holistic development of their class 


• 2+ years' experience managing a childcare service
• Minimum Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification (or ACECQA equivalent
• Current Working with Children Check
• Ability to work shifts between 7:30am - 6:00pm Monday - Friday 
• First Aid Certificate or willing to obtain one 
• Understanding and working knowledge of the National Quality Framework, which includes: National Regulations, National Quality Standards (NQS), and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

The Company 

Established in 2000, Montessori Academy is Australia's leading and largest provider of Montessori early education for children under the age of six. Our vision is to provide our students with an exceptional early learning experience that prepares them, not only for school, but for life. 

Building on the pioneering educational principles established by Doctor Maria Montessori, we deliver a modern Montessori early learning program that is tailored to the Australian Government's Early Years Learning Framework. 

By delivering a blended curriculum, we ensure that our students actively participate in a complete care and education program that integrates the intellectual, emotional, spiritual, physical and social aspects of child development.

Distinguishing Montessori Academy, is that we take pride in being more than an educational childcare service. Our goal is to partner with our families to facilitate and guide each child's unique development journey, while nurturing and respecting their family, community and cultural background. 

Through our commitment to excellence, collaborative partnerships with our families, and a genuine passion for children's education, we aim to help each child achieve their full developmental potential. 

With more than 20 locations across Sydney, and many more in development, Montessori Academy provides excellent career development options, fantastic training and development programs, and a real opportunity to learn and grow. For us, excellence in education is a journey, and we're with you every step of the way.

Benefits for the Right Candidate 
• Lucrative salary commensurate with experience 
• Excellent career advancement opportunities 
• Fantastic training and development programs 
• Supportive Management Team with a flat organisational structure 
• Strong focus on work-life-balance 
• Great company culture that is fun, professional, and supportive of all team members

Think you have what it takes to join the Montessori Academy Team? We'd love to hear from you! 

To apply now please click through to our application. Alternatively, contact Human Resources at