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BestStart Wairakei Road Canterbury

Head teacher, nursery

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Head teacher

Belonging / Mana Whenua, Contribution / Mana Tangata, Communication / Mana Reo, Exploration / Mana Aotūroa, Well-being / Mana Atua

Listed 8:59 AM 03 November 2017
Closes 11 December 2017
Vacancy reference #: 1H9fwR

Our nursery is bright and beautifully set out and our team prides themselves in their ability to communicate effectively with family/whānau to ensure the children’s wellbeing and learning is being supported to the highest standard. Our programme is a mixture of structured fun group learning experiences and free play.


Your main responsibilities will include leading and guiding your team in all day-to-day functions and providing effective leadership to encourage and supporting the teachers to ensure the delivery of quality education and care. You’ll have experience in a nursery environment with infants and toddlers and be reflective in your practice. 

You will need a current first aid certificate, a Diploma or Bachelor of ECE, and ideally full teacher registration and an excellent knowledge of ECE regulations, compliance, etc.

Key skills:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Passion for leadership and mentorship
  • Fun, loving personality and attitude
  • Willing to go the extra mile and use initiative
  • Bring passion and creative ideas to the team
  • Able to build strong, warm and trusting relationships with tamariki and whānau
  • Committed to provide high-quality care and education
  • Passionate with an understanding of Pikler and RIE philosophy
  • Competent with writing learning stories and programme planning and able to support the team with this
  • Experience with internal evaluation.

As part of the BestStart team and you will enjoy a great wage package, subsidised healthcare, paid staff meetings, extensive ongoing advice and guidance, childcare discounts, a uniform, extra sick days, training incentives and more.

If the above sounds like you submit your CV and cover letter today.

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Freya Jones, Recruitment Specialist
(027) 404 0657

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9fwR

Listed 8:59 AM 03 November 2017
Closes 11 December 2017

BestStart Wairakei Road NZ

ECE centre details

BestStart Wairakei Road

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 64

Service ID: 70093
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Physical address:
431 Wairakei Road, Papanui, Christchurch

Postal Address:
P O Box 276177, Manukau City, South Auckland 2241