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Child Care Centre Manager

Find out how to become a child care manager and work in the education industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Child Care Centre Manager is $65, 600 - $83, 000 annually


Child care managers are responsible for the development of programs, supervision of personnel and completion of administration related to the direct care of children. They work in a variety of settings. Employment of child care managers to 2019 is expected to grow very strongly. Employment in this medium sized occupation grew very strongly over the last five years.

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Key skills

Child care managers are responsible for the smooth running of child care facilities as well as the safety and education of children in a variety of settings.

  • Take responsibility for the design and implementation of educational and care programs
  • Hire and supervise staff according to organisational and legal requirements
  • Ensure the correct training and personal development of personnel
  • Supervise day to day activities and child safety in a child care setting
  • Keep accurate records including budgets, individual records and reports
  • Ensure compliance with all of the legal requirements related to child care

Quick facts

Working as a child care manager will allow you to use your administrative and organisational abilities to make important decisions whilst caring for other people.

  • Average Hours Worked
    46.0 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
  • Average qualification level
    Recommended qualification levels for child care managers start at diploma level

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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