Active Explorers Kaiwharawhara Wellington

Team leader – preschool room

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Head teacher

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

Listed 12:28 PM 04 March 2019
Closes 07 April 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9rjV

Stunning harbour views. Innovative educators. Amazing, supportive centre manager. 

  • You're naturally warm, compassionate, and a magnetic leader 
  • You value open communication, have a seasoned understanding of curriculum, and love a cohesive, committed team 
  • You have a knack for building relationships, you find yourself often as the 'go to' person and have a true passion for others.

We are looking for a head teacher to join us for a unique opportunity within our team. 

Don't you love the 'aha!' moments when a child reaches their goal after persisting for a period of time!? We definitely get the proud feels when we see this recognition – one of the many reasons we love ECE.  

Our team is extremely innovative and committed to developing their own teaching practices – got to love this! This year we are embedding our new philosophy within our centre, through our planning, environment and teaching practices. Our philosophy is based on relationships, communication and allowing children their own time to explore. Both teachers and whānau had an equal contribution in creating this – so inclusive! 

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Hold an ECE teacher qualification valid in New Zealand and hold valid registration
  • Ability to teach children in a positive, inclusive, and nurturing way
  • Acknowledge and respect the languages, heritages and cultures of all akonga
  • Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum and self-review
  • Experience in a leadership role is preferable.

What we can offer you:

  • A  spacious learning exclusive environment
  • A friendly and supportive team environment 
  • Subsidised childcare 
  • Support and mentorship for teacher registration
  • Ongoing opportunities for career growth and professional learning and development
  • Competitive remuneration and staff benefits.

Interested? Please apply. We can't wait to meet you!

How to apply

Submit your confidential application using the application form using the link below or contact me directly at

Vanessa Argent
(09) 869 2474

Vacancy reference #:1H9rjV

Listed 12:28 PM 04 March 2019
Closes 07 April 2019

Active Explorers Kaiwharawhara NZ

ECE centre details

Active Explorers Kaiwharawhara

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 60

Service ID: 46196
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Physical address:
172 Hutt Road, Kaiwharawhara, Wellington

Postal Address:
P O Box 105843, Auckland City, Auckland 1143