Early Childhood Area Manager

Application Due:
22 January 2021
Application Details:
Position Description

About the Role:

What you will do

  • Work in a collaborative team of likeminded professionals who are responsible for the overall management of six early learning centres.
  • Perform a vital role ensuring services develop and implement innovative, high performing business models within a competitive market.
  • Provide support and training to Centre Director’s, Educational Leaders, Early Childhood Teachers to ensure the safety, care and welfare of the children and their families.
  • Assist the Executive Director of Children’s Services with the future development and strategic direction of early childhood services for YWCA Canberra.
  • Review, develop, and implement best practice frameworks, policies, and procedures to ensure high quality service delivery.

About You:

What professional skills and knowledge you require


  • Diploma in Children’s Services.
  • Previous experience in an early childhood service management position.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the NQS, NQF, EYLF along with other related legislation.
  • Excellent leadership, people and time management skills.
  • Good understanding of human resource and financial management.


  • A Degree in Early Childhood Education or working towards, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or, Tertiary qualifications in business or another relevant field.
  • Previous experience as a Director or Area Manager overseeing and supporting multiple services.

In return we will offer you

  • A competitive salary
  • Salary packaging/tax benefit that can increase your take home pay by up to 5k annually
  • Work vehicle provided during work hours
  • Continued professional development
  • Enhanced terms and conditions of employment including 14 weeks paid parental leave

How to Apply:

  1. Visit https://ywca-canberra.org.au/about-us/careers/ to access the position description.
  2. Applications including a cover letter and CV can be submitted through the Seek portal.


YWCA Canberra is committed to the safety of children and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to participate fully in all child protection risk management recruitment processes and ongoing character checking and assessment processes. 


Applications close on Friday 22 January 2021


YWCA Canberra is proud to be an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality and offers above award wages and generous conditions through our innovative and progressive Enterprise Agreement.

YWCA Canberra is an equal opportunity employer. People from diverse backgrounds and with diverse life experiences are encouraged to apply. We specifically encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.


Want more information? For a confidential discussion or further information please contact Ashleigh Latimore, Senior Early Childhood Services Manager at Ashleigh.Latimore@ywca-canberra.org.au

Application Details:

Download Position Description Here

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