Centre Manager (BestStart Apirana Avenue)

BestStart Educare

We are looking for an incredible Centre Manager to join our long-standing and dedicated team at BestStart Apirana Avenue!

BestStart Apirana Ave is a 70 License center on the cusp of St Heliers and Glen Innes. Our gorgeous, purpose built centre is known for its well-established friendly team and strong relationships with whanau and community, we have a strong focus on local curriculum and our vision is "Growing Local Hero's." 

We believe in imagination led learning; where learning is celebrated, relationships cherished and nurtured. This position provides the opportunity to continue developing your leadership skills in a supportive and collaborative environment.

We'll ensure you have a strong support network every step of the way and you will love the ongoing training provided by our amazing L&D team!

Our new Centre Manager will:
  • Champion innovation and have a strong focus on quality environments
  • Have strengths in building partnerships with parents and whanau though our personalised assessment approach
  • Have a philosophy and values that fit with our vision
  • Be a strong manager and leader who can bring a strategic business approach to compliment pedagogical leadership
  • Exhibit leadership skills to lead, develop and motivate staff
  • Hold a Level 7 ECE qualification and current certification
We are looking for an energetic passionate leader who can manage the centre team to ensure the highest standard of early learning and care are maintained.

You will be required to role model excellent leadership qualities and inspire and motivate others to do the same, while meeting administrative expectations, compliance requirements and striving to achieve financial performance targets.

BestStart prides ourselves on being a leader in Early Childhood Education, with a continued focus on research and innovation. BestStart has joined with the University of Otago in a 4-year study on child self-regulation and oral language. The programme will be run across half our centres from mid-2021.

We know how valuable good leaders are. Your hard work and commitment will be rewarded with a competitive salary package, free healthcare, subsidised childcare and fantastic career benefits; including leadership training and ongoing PLD. In addition, you will have access to your sick leave from DAY ONE of your employment!