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New Early Years Manager Sought for Charlton

New Early Years Manager Sought for Charlton

Publish Date 3 August 2023

Buloke Shire Council is excited to announce the opening of requests for proposal for the Early Years Management of the Charlton and District Kindergarten Facility in Armstrong Street.  This opportunity marks a significant milestone in the Council's commitment to enhancing the early childhood education and development services within the region.

Following the YMCA Ballarat’s inability to provide a long day care service to the Charlton community, Buloke Shire is now seeking proposals from other interested parties to manage the Early Years Centre in Charlton.

Buloke Shire thanks YMCA Ballarat for their work in providing an excellent kindergarten service to the Charlton Community for the last 10 years. The YMCA Ballarat and the Buloke Shire are committed to continuing to work together to provide Early years education opportunities for Birchip, Donald and Wycheproof communities. 

Buloke Council recognises the vital role that early childhood education plays in shaping the future of young minds and is now actively seeking proposals from qualified and experienced individuals or organisations to fill the crucial position of Early Years Manager in Charlton.

Responsibilities of the Early Years Manager will include overseeing and coordinating the development and implementation of high-quality early childhood education programs and services in Charlton. The selected candidate will be tasked with fostering a nurturing and inclusive environment that supports the growth and learning of children during their formative years.

Mayor, Cr Alan Getley, like all residents is keen to see a long day care service provided in Charlton.

"We are thrilled to initiate the search for an Early Years Manager who will play a pivotal role in shaping the educational landscape for our youngest citizens," said Cr Getley.

President of the Charlton Kindergarten Parents Advisory Group, Jess McGurk is also looking to the future.

“We look forward to working with a new provider to provide new opportunities for our children and the community”.

The ideal candidate should possess a strong background in early childhood education, management, and community engagement. They must exhibit a passion for creating innovative and effective learning experiences that will enrich the lives of children and families in Charlton.

Details are available for downloading from Council’s e-Procurement portal at

It is proposed that the new provider would commence from Term 1, 2024.

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