Centre Administrator (BestStart Waikanae)

BestStart Educare

A great opportunity to join our fabulous team new as our new Centre Administrator on a part-time permanent basis!

  • Great team culture
  • Competitive remuneration and benefits
  • Amazing relationships with Community and Families
BestStart Waikanae is a community-focused centre, offering a warm and nurturing environment that has a focus on the natural world and sustainable living. Real and meaningful relationships form the basis of all that we do, as we teach and learn alongside each other.
We are looking for a friendly and experienced Centre Administrator to join our fabulous team in this permanent role (20 hours per week). The centre is licensed for 40 children, so you will hold a key role in building and maintaining relationships within our local community. The role will require the candidate to provide high level support to the Centre Manager through daily communication with enrolled families, as well as responding to external queries via telephone, email and social media.
Our ideal candidate will have the following:
  • Outstanding customer service skills and high level of interpersonal skills
  • Ability to relate to others and make meaningful face to face interactions with parents, children and visitors to the centre
  • Experience in data entry, data audits, invoicing and payment receipts.
  • Debt management experience
  • Reception experience
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise tasks
  • Excellent computer skills, proficient in MS Office (MS Excel, MS Word, and MS Outlook in particular)
  • Exceptional organisational and administration skills with a great eye for detail
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Flexible, with a willingness to step in and support others as required
Prior experience in an ECE setting would be beneficial but is not essential. You must have a love of working with children and building fabulous relationships as this is critical to your success!
As part of the BestStart team you will be entitled to healthcare and childcare discounts, fabulous support and development and ongoing career opportunities.