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Job: Pedagogical Coordinator/Centre Coordinator

Active since 22-11-2018 Job category Education / Coaching / Trainers
Location Armstrong Creek, Victoria Level Manager
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type Permanent contract
Hours 0 - 76 Salary $100-110k plus super. Salary Pa...
Pedagogical Coordinator/Centre Coordinator

• Bestchance Child Family Care
• $100-110K plus super. Salary packaging is also available as we are a not-for-profit organisation
• Brand new Service at Armstrong Creek East Children’s Centre

About Us

bestchance Child Family Care is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which has been providing education and support services to children and families since 1895.

We have over 750 Staff Members and 100 Volunteers delivering a range of educational programs accredited under the Department of Education and Training. These programs include Early Childhood Learning and Development for children under the age of five and Primary Education for children with social/emotional and learning difficulties. These programs are complemented by a range of support services for parents and families such as Early Childhood Intervention and Family Support Services.

We also offer nationally recognised Accredited Training through our Registered Training Organisation bestchance Training (TOID 3695).

bestchance has a zero tolerance of child abuse, and as such, all staff are required to report all instances of alleged or disclosed child abuse.

The Centre Vision

Armstrong Creek East Children’s Centre is a 191 place early childhood service that provides funded kindergarten programs, along with education and care programs, for children aged 6 weeks to 5 year old children. 

Our programs will be influenced by several philosophies and theories in early education including Reggio Emilia, Victorian Early Learning and Development Framework, Early Years Learning Framework, Education through Nature, Education through Sustainability and Resources for Infant Educators (RIE) – all of which we feel offer innovation when promoting respectful and rich learning environments for children, families and educators. The environment and program at Armstrong Creek East seek to reflect the understanding of ‘relational learning’ where it is believed that all children learn through their connections with a wide range of relationships including with people, places, materials and ideas they encounter.

The programs at our service will be purposefully designed and furnished to provide specialist learning spaces for children to explore, research and test their theories. Educators will collaborate with other educators, families and children to design and implement rich, project based experiences where children of all ages and developmental stages may challenge their potential, reciprocate shared learning and build meaningful connections with their key educators and community of learners.

The Position - The Pedagogical and Centre Coordinator

We are seeking a Pedagogical and Centre Coordinator at our brand new early education and care service based in Armstrong Creek East. This role requires a leader who is willing to support the development of our innovative and contemporary learning space for children, families and staff, while positioning themselves as an ongoing researcher who can inspire and influence a team of educators.

This role requires a leader who is willing to support the development of our innovative and contemporary learning space for children, families and staff, while positioning themselves as an ongoing researcher who can inspire and influence a team of educators.

The role requires someone with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and a strong knowledge the VEYLDF, EYLF, NQS, the Reggio Emilia Educational Project, as well as other early childhood influences outlined in our centre vision on the bestchance website.

The position would be suited to an early childhood professional who wants an autonomous role with the support of a growing organisation. Previous experience as a Centre Coordinator will be essential in this role. We are also seeking someone with confident communication and IT skills, and a proven success when managing budgets and rosters. You will be offered excellent support, professional development and consultancy, as well as a work place that encourages a culture of welcome, feedback and progression opportunities.

This is a full-time position with the ideal candidate available to start preferably as soon as possible, or in January, 2019.

How to apply

We are seeking applications from early childhood professionals who have the following qualifications and registrations:

• Bachelor of Early Childhood (Although a Diploma of Children Services will be considered dependent on other experience)
• Level 2 First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis and Asthma Certification
• Successful Police Check
• Right to work in Australia

In your application, please include:

• A Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Reflections of why you believe you may the right fit in relation to:
 -Bestchance Child Family Care as an organisation
 -Our Vision for Armstrong Creek East Children’s Centre
 -The Opportunity
 -The role of Pedagogical and Centre Coordinator

For further information on this unique role please contact Dr Karen Grubb on 0429 117 156 or email

Applications close Friday 21st December, 2018.

More information
This listing is a full-time job

Job category Education / Coaching / Trainers
Industry / Industries Education / Training
Region Australia
Keywords early childhood, centre co-ordinator, childcare, pedagogy

Contact information

Name Jarrod Lapthorne