Becoming a Centre Manager - a Video Q&A with Maria Johnson

Adwina Armstrong

Adwina Armstrong

This is a guest blog post by Adwina Armstrong, Education Personnel's specialist ECE recruitment consultant. This is the last of a three part blog series discussing leadership in the Early Childhood sector.  

Maria Johnson 

Maria Johnson 

Since I started writing about the shortage of leaders in New Zealand's Early Childhood sector, I've heard from teachers and managers all over the country. Many of you have shared your experiences with me - I've heard stories from current, former and aspiring centre managers and head teachers. It's been a real privilege to take part in this discussion, which I believe is an incredibly important one for our sector. 

As part of this discussion, I wanted to offer potential leaders the opportunity to find out more about moving into ECE leadership. Maria Johnson, an experienced centre manager and President of the Early Childhood Council, offered to answer your questions. We received a great response from interested teachers, and have created this video with Maria answering your questions. I hope you enjoy it.

I would like to thank Maria for taking the time to take part in this Q&A. If you would like to find out more about what the Early Childhood Council does, please visit their website

If you're looking for support in your journey to centre manager in New Zealand, I recommend joining the ECE Leaders and Managers group on Facebook, a discussion group for ECE professionals in or working towards leadership or management roles. Click here to find out more. 

If you have any questions about moving into ECE leadership or thoughts on this video, I would love to hear them. Feel free to get in touch with me via the form below. 

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