The Importance of the Educational Leader Role
The educational leader in education and care services has an influential role in inspiring, motivating, affirming and also challenging or extending the practice and pedagogy of educators. The role is a collaborative one, involving inquiry and reflection, which can significantly impact on the important work educators do with the children and their families families.
Where effective leadership establishes a culture of reflective practice to encourage continuous improvement across all aspects of the service, the role of educational leader supports this culture and community through leading the development and implementation of the educational program and assessment, as well as the planning cycle. The educational leader is supported by the service’s leadership team to effect positive change, including playing an integral role in mentoring, guiding and supporting educators (www.acecqa.gov.au)
Only About Childrens’ Approach to Early Learning
The Oac Grow Curriculum is our unique educational framework and the basis for essential early years learning and development. It includes core practices and programs that children are immersed in daily, through a balance of structured and unstructured play-based learning. It is guided by the Australia Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian National Curriculum. Within this learning framework we deliver our own unique programs, designed in consultation with our in-house curriculum specialists and children’s health specialists. Our Grow Curriculum includes ‘Book of the Month’, Music, Spanish Language and Active Programs.
We believe children thrive through intentional teaching, in small age-based groups tailored for nursery, toddler and preschool/kinder. Our approach is holistic in nature – in that children’s education and development experiences are immersed into daily practice.
What You Will Need for this Opportunity
- Ability to collaborate with educators and provide curriculum direction and guidance.
- Experience in leading the development and implementation of an effective educational program
- Bachelor qualification
- VIT/WWCC registrations
- Strong knowledge of the EYLF, NQS, and regulations.
At Only About Children we have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and want you to bring your whole self to work. We welcome and encourage applications from all members of the community, particularly those who identify as Australian Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander.
Please visit us at www.oac.edu.au or call Aimee on 03 8529 5016 for a confidential discussion about your career goals.