PETIT is a privately owned company operating 18 modern long day care centres across Queensland, NSW, Victoria and ACT.  At Petit we believe in providing an inclusive environment where children and families are valued, where children are respected, and their rights are always upheld and advocated for. We recognise and promote individuality as expressed through a child's language, interaction and learning styles. We strive to inspire children in their unique potential for learning EVERYDAY!About the Opportunity:Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, you will hold day to day responsibility for the operational direction and management for a group of 6 centres. 4 in Victoria, 1 in NSW and 1 in the ACT.  What's in it for you?Small portfolio of centres to manage with a full team of wrap around support at our Support Office at your disposalA model where there is little to no red tape and a respectful work environment where you are valued for being a collaborative contributorAn attractive salary package based on individual skills and experienceA generous vehicle allowance and other benefitsA dedicated focus on your ongoing personal and professional developmentThe opportunity to join us for a job, but stay with us for a careerWho are we looking for?A self-driven, proactive manager who is passionate about providing exceptional education and care to little people in our care each dayA critical thinker who is confident in driving changeA leader who will empower and grow their team, support where it's needed and allow them to be the best they can beA passion for quality early childhood practices with continuous improvement along with having a strong sense for business and financial acumenSomeone with strong knowledge and understanding of the National Quality Framework including the National Law & Regulations, National Quality Standards, the Early Years Learning Framework and the Kindergarten/Preschool GuidelinesSomeone with significant experience in the early years sector as an Area Manager who demonstrates a genuine love for educating in the early years If this sounds like an opportunity that you've been looking for, apply now! We look forward to speaking with you.  120000 AUD Melbourne