Management and Leadership Careers

​​​​There are a range of professional roles that manage, run and support early childhood education and care and advocate for children and families. Early childhood leaders include manage​rs, coordinators and tertiary educators in a vast array of education, care and government settings in metropolitan, regional or rural locations.​​

Kindergarten cluster manager

Early childhood is a career for life, with opportunities for progression into leadership positions, including kindergarten cluster management. A range of leaders play a vital role in the early childhood sector to support the learning, development, health and wellbeing of young children.

For further information about being a kindergarten cluster manager, see:

Children’s services manager

Early childhood is a long term career with opportunities for progression into leadership positions, including coordinating a children’s service. Leaders play a vital role in the early childhood sector supporting the learning, development, health and wellbeing of young children, including babies and toddlers.

For further information about being a children's services manager, see: