Job Description

As Centre Principal your role encompasses, but is not limited to, all aspects of the daily management of the childcare and/or infant care services in accordance with all relevant legislation, industry guidelines and policies and procedures.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead strategic direction and overall management of the centre.
  • Determine requirements that must be met regarding licensing, health and safety regulations from the start and local regulatory agencies.
  • Work closely with agencies to meet requirements.
  • Guide and monitor staff in teaching and planning for their individual professional development.
  • Mentor the teachers to facilitate collaborative approaches to learning, teaching and evaluation so as to raise performance standards and competencies.
  • Provide leadership for setting overall goals for the school as a basis for curriculum objectives.
  • Prepare budget and control budget expenditures and manage disbursement of cash for purchases.
  • Keep adequate records of income and expenditures.
  • Prepare weekly or monthly reports required for the respective departments and management.
  • Prepare weekly or monthly reports required for the respective departments and management.
  • Organise specific centre programs, initiatives and events.
  • Ensure that the needs of children and parents are met.
  • Handle centre administrative matters and enrolment.


Job Requirements

  • Must possess the DECCE- T & Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Centre Leadership (ADECL)
  • Degree in Early Childhood Education will be an advantage
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in teaching or managing a childcare/preschool
  • A team leader as well as a team player
  • Possess excellent written and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint)


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