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Childcare Centre Manager Courses

A Childcare Centre Manager oversees the daily running of childcare facilities such as long day care centres, occasional care facilities or a childcare centre attached to another business. You’ll take care of rostering and budgeting and make sure the centre is adhering to all relevant standards and legislation. Depending on the needs of the centre, you might also spend part of your day caring for the children attending the facility.

A Childcare Centre Manager needs to be organised and be able to solve problems as they arise. You should be able to communicate well with staff and children and also be able to liaise with parents. You’ll need to have good time management and be able to manage several tasks at once.

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Popular Childcare Centre Manager Courses

There are 4 courses available for people who want to become a Childcare Centre Manager.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Childcare Centre Manager earn?

In Australia, a full time Childcare Centre Manager generally earns $1,350 per week ($70,200 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Childcare Centre Manager?

Employment in the childcare industry has grown strongly in recent years. There are currently 17,000 people working as a Childcare Centre Manager in Australia compared to 12,000 five years ago. Childcare Centre Managers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Childcare Centre Manager?

A Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is an ideal qualification if you’re planning a career as a Childcare Centre Manager. You’ll explore topics such as working with families, implementing a curriculum and developing inclusive strategies. Depending on the centre you work at, a Diploma of School Age Education and Care may also be appropriate.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within childcare and early childhood education. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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