Child Care Centre Manager

Child Care Centre Manager

A Child Care Centre Manager is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of a Child Care Centre and coaching their team of Early Childhood Educators. The average salary of a Child Care Centre Manager is $66,458 per annum.

General duties may include planning the centre's educational program, recording children's developments, and assisting with day-to-day room tasks such as activity preparation.

Salary range
Average salary $66,458
salary range
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
22% by 2020
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Child Care Centre Manager are:
NSW 37.5%
VIC 22.3%
QLD 20.3%

Key skills required

The top skills for a Child Care Centre Manager are:
  • Alert, observant and active
  • Able to use judgement and initiative
  • Willing to accept responsibility
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to relate well to children and their parents
  • Patient
  • Able to lift children and equipment
Career pathway planner
Starting out
Starting out

Child Care Centre Managers generally require a minimum of a Diploma qualification in early childhood education or children's services.

Gain the training you'll need to work in the early learning sector, and complete this online course at your own pace.

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)
Moving up in the industry
Moving up in the industry

Looking to take your career in early childhood a step further? Become a fully qualified teacher with this nationally recognised Bachelor degree.

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)