Niki Sullivan

Niki Sullivan is a highly accomplished Operations Manager and Systems Developer with a wealth of experience in the management of Early Childhood Education & Care Services. With over 6 years of leadership expertise, Niki has been a driving force behind the success of numerous childcare businesses.

Having worked with Deloitte, Niki gained valuable insights into the childcare industry, where she excelled in preparing information regarding industry trends, conducting audits, analysing internal data, and organising risk management events, meetings, and training sessions. Her keen eye for detail and strategic acumen made her an integral part of the Deloitte team.

Niki’s professional journey includes holding Senior Management roles, where she effectively led large teams towards excellence in childcare services. She has an exceptional ability to establish and implement strong strategic growth plans, resulting in the successful establishment of new childcare businesses.

As a passionate people leader, Niki is renowned for her ability to inspire and develop frontline teams, elevating their performance through clear, accountable performance measures. She firmly believes in fostering a culture of continuous improvement, empowering individuals through personal development plans, coaching, and creating an environment focused on achieving shared goals.

Niki’s personal values form the foundation of her professional ethos, emphasising the significance of team collaboration, operating with emotional intelligence, maintaining consistent reliability, and continuously striving for self-development. With these values at her core, she consistently operates with respect for best practices and high ethical standards.

Working closely with the Chief Operations Officer (COO), Niki plays a pivotal role in aligning the company’s operational strategies with its overarching vision. Together, they ensure that Early Learning Management delivers outstanding childcare services, upholds regulatory compliance, and maintains a positive, engaging work environment for all team members.

A true childcare business leader, Niki is skilled at establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with Approved Providers and Persons with Management or Control. She understands the unique needs and aspirations of each individual, enabling her to align her strategies and decisions accordingly.

With a focus on excellence, Niki is an expert in regulatory compliance, ensuring that childcare services under her management consistently operate within legal parameters. Her knowledge of the National Quality Framework and Education and Care Services Regulations makes her a reliable and resourceful authority in maintaining high standards in education and care. She fosters a professional learning community that encourages open dialogue, reflection, and shared learning, promoting a culture of continuous growth and improvement.

Beyond her operational and managerial prowess, Niki excels in communication. Her effective listening skills and transparency make her approachable to team members, allowing them to voice their thoughts, concerns, and innovative ideas without hesitation.

Niki’s dedication to honesty and integrity sets her apart as a leader. She consistently upholds her commitments, takes responsibility for her actions, and operates ethically, earning the trust and respect of her colleagues and clients alike.

In her role as Operations Manager and Systems Developer at Early Learning Management, Niki plays a pivotal role in driving business growth and development. Her expertise in sales and marketing, service expansion, and client acquisition contributes to the organisation’s success and reputation within the childcare industry.

Niki Sullivan’s commitment to fostering a positive culture within Early Learning Management is a testament to her leadership capabilities. She prioritises the well-being and development of the childcare services she manages, creating an environment that values professional growth, open communication, and mutual respect.

With a future-oriented mindset, Niki is always seeking opportunities to improve the service. She leverages her skills in performance reporting and key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor progress and identify areas for enhancement.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Niki enjoys spending time with her family, exploring new places, and engaging in community activities that align with her passion for early childhood education and care.

With her dedication, expertise, and commitment to excellence, Niki Sullivan continues to be an invaluable asset to Early Learning Management, ensuring quality childcare services and a positive impact on the lives of children and families. Working closely with the COO, she plays a critical role in the company’s growth and success, solidifying its position as a leader in the childcare sector.

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