Job Definition

  • developing and implementing programs to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children
  • establishing and monitoring budgets and determining allocation of funds for staff, supplies, materials, equipment and maintenance
  • overseeing and coordinating the provision of care for children in before-school, after-school, day, and vacation care centres
  • directing and supervising child carers in providing care and supervision for young children
  • managing physical facilities and making sure all buildings and equipment are maintained to ensure the centre is a safe area for children, staff and visitors
  • reviewing and interpreting government codes, and developing procedures to meet codes (eg, concerning safety and security)
  • monitoring children’s progress and conferring with parents or guardians
  • preparing and maintaining records and accounts for a child care centre
  • recruiting and evaluating staff and coordinating their professional development

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    Educational level

    • Semi-skilled
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