Child Care Centre Manager

Also known as Child Care Centre Director, Child Care Coordinator.
Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the activities of a childcare centre or service including physical and human resources.
Training time 6 months - 6 years
Average pay $61,551
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 2,600

How do I become a Child Care Centre Manager in Victoria?

To work as a Child Care Centre Manager in Victoria, you'll need:
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Relevant industry experience
  • Working with Children licence

  • Recommended
  • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Asthma and Anaphylaxis Certificate
  • Working with Children Card via the Department of Justice
  • Understanding of Victorian Early Years Learning Framework (VEYLF) and National Quality Standards (NQS)

  • To learn more about early childhood education and care qualifications and employment pathways, visit Make a difference: early childhood teaching

What does a Child Care Centre Manager do?

  • Develops and implements programs to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children
  • Provides care for children in before-school, after-school, day, and vacation care centres
  • Directs and supervises Child Carers in providing care and supervision for young children
  • Ensures the centre is a safe area for children, staff and visitors
  • Complies with relevant government requirements and standards
  • Liaises with parents
  • Maintains records and accounts for the centre

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting