Question: How do educational leaders fulfil our weekly and monthly duties while we are having to spend so much time working with children?
Allocating set non-contact time is crucial for educational leaders.
It’s so important for educational leaders to have set non-contact time, agreed upon by you and your management team. Having a clear position description will support you to advocate for the time required to do your role.
If you aren’t given enough time, you’ll need to prioritise what you can get done. Preparing longer-term goals can help you be more realistic about what’s achievable, and provide you with a sense of progression.
Staffing is difficult at the moment, so educational leaders may need to spend part of their time with the children. Make the most of your time spent with the other educators in children’s rooms – check in and have conversations about how you can support their programs.
More information clarifying the role of the educational leader can be found on the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority information sheet.
Consultant, Community Child Care Association
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