BestStart Gillies Avenue Auckland

Assistant manager / head teacher

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Head teacher

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

Listed 8:10 am 26 August 2019
Closes 30 September 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9xMA

We are a newly-renovated, nature-focused centre based in the heart of Epsom. We are firm believers that children will feel a sense of place, belonging and appreciation of nature if they have exposure to it from a young age.

As our new head teacher you will enjoy:

  • Fully subsidised healthcare
  • Competitive pay rate
  • Onsite car parking and a bus stop just outside the centre
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Team building and appreciation events
  • Paid first aid certification and paid attendance.

We are a friendly, supportive and fun-loving team who are passionate about children’s learning and development.

Our strong outdoor focus is complemented by a curriculum based on a combination of Montessori and Reggio philosophies. With open-ended resources constantly available to our children we are a child-led purposeful centre where we encourage freedom to express creativity at all times.

We are lucky to be culturally diverse, both children and teacher-wise, and this means we celebrate a range of events throughout the year including Matariki, Eid, Chinese New Year and Queen's Birthday to name a few!

Due to internal promotion we are inviting applications for an outstanding head teacher and assistant manager in our infants and toddlers room, who can inspire and lead a small team of teachers while supporting the centre manager.

Our ideal head teacher will have an eye for nature and will be passionate about the learning the environment can offer. Experience in coordinating excursions will be beneficial but not essential, as is exposure to a Montessori or Reggio Emilia environment.

BestStart offers fantastic opportunities for professional growth and future career options; this includes day-to-day mentoring from a hands-on centre manager.

Come and join our happy, motivated and inspiring team today!

How to apply

Please send your CV and direct enquiries to:

Nicky Bryant, Recruitment Specialist
(021) 922 667

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9xMA

Listed 8:10 am 26 August 2019
Closes 30 September 2019

ECE centre details

BestStart Gillies Avenue

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 65

Service ID: 20263
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Physical address:
181 Gillies Avenue, Epsom, Auckland

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