Centre Manager (BestStart Foxton Beach Kindy) Centre Manager Whanganui Permanent / Full Time Our Story At BestStart, we’ve been looking after NZ’s youngest for over 24 years. We’re leaders in the early childhood sector, we make a difference and we love what we do. Trust is more than a word for us; it’s the way that we approach what we do. We develop trust in our relationships with children and families. Trust is where the magic of learning begins. What will I be doing? This is where you come in! Whānau are at the heart of everything we do so you’ll be playing a key role in building relationships with our children and families here at BestStart Foxton Beach Kindy. A unique opportunity has arisen at our BestStart Foxton Beach Kindy for an enthusiastic, dynamic and passionate leader to become our new Centre Manager. BestStart Foxton Beach Kindy is a small childcare centre for children aged 2 to 6. Located next to Foxton Beach Primary School. Our passionate team of qualified teachers have a wide range of experience and know exactly what it takes to excite, motivate and extend children to fulfill their learning potential. We have a great community who are invested and support all our initiatives. Relationships are strong and this is our greatest strength. Our vision is Growing Young Kaitiaki Of The Land. At BestStart Foxton Beach Kindy children learn and develop through the natural environment, building knowledge around sustainability and of our responsibility as Kaitiaki (guardians) of the land. Living off the land – Our children are surrounded by beautiful vegetable gardens, fruit trees, driftwood, shells and harakeke. Children and whanau experience an environment where they can see the full process of planting crops and enjoying the rewards. Utilising our unique coastal environment – We love our beach lifestyle here and often go off for walks into the pine forest and sand dunes to investigate the lovely bird life we have here in Foxton Beach. This is a permanent position working 40 per week, Monday – Friday. We are looking for a Centre Manager that can genuinely establish strong community connections and has a mindset of continuous improvement. Enthusiasm, experience and passion for ECE demonstrated by your commitment and practice in delivering high quality education for children Experience in leading high performing teams and the ability to foster growth and development Excellent knowledge of ECE regulations and the implementation of Te Whariki Sound business acumen, professional work ethic and the ability make sound decisions Professional, adaptable and open communication style Mentoring and coaching skills – able to confidently lead a team with assessment, planning and internal evaluation Natural problem solving skills Effective communicator – written and verbal and the ability to adapt your communication as required Why work for BestStart? We’re big on growing our people! Our professional development is second to none and we have amazing career pathways that can help you reach your goals! We offer a great benefits package to our people which includes discounted childcare, subsidised health insurance, a BestStart uniform, and immediate access to your sick leave! BestStart is not just a place to work – Joining BestStart means joining a whānau. It is a place where innovation thrives and where we celebrate the wins – big and small! Bring your unique self to work. It doesn’t matter who you are, if you’re passionate about making a difference, you belong here.