Becoming a Child Care Centre Manager
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Becoming a Child Care Centre Manager

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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