• Permanent, Full Time
  • 38 hours per week, Monday to Friday @ 7.6 hours per day
  • Kenny St Community Preschool

About Us
Big Fat Smile is a values-led organisation. Its vision is that we enrich the lives and minds of children and families in their community. Our values are Inclusion, Integrity, Safety, Child-centric, Collaboration and Leadership.

We are a not for profit, community owned, non government organisation which provides high quality care and education for children, national and state wide inclusion services as part of a National Consortia and operate many community based services to children and families. These include post natal depression groups, transition to school and supported playgroups.

Big Fat Smile is a child safe organisation, committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of children entrusted to our care. We demonstrate this commitment through embedding of the Child Safe Standards in culture, policies, procedures and practice. Big Fat smile has a zero tolerance for child abuse and harm and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated seriously and acted upon.

What you will do

As the Director at Kenny Street Community Preschool you will be responsible for the day-to-day management and organisation of the Centre, including the provision of a high quality programme of care and education for the children. Working closely with the Operations Manager, you will develop and manage the Centre budget to ensure appropriate and effective use of financial resources, as well as maximising service utilisation. In addition you will be responsible for providing leadership and development to the Centre staff.

What you will need

  • Bachelor degree in early childhood education (recognised by ACECQA)
  • BOSTES/NESA registration
  • Maintain a valid paid Working with Children Check through the Office of the Children’s Guardian
  • Meet all requirements for a nominated supervisor
  • Proven leadership, management and relationship building skills
  • Outstanding skills in communication with families and the community
  • Sound understanding of early childhood theory and curriculum planning for children 0-5 years
  • Evidence of commitment to an inclusive curriculum
  • Demonstrated commitment to Work, Health and Safety and the National Quality Framework
  • Required to have a current National Criminal Record Check

Your Application

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter, addressing your previous experience and motivation for applying