Early learning teacher

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Certificated teacher 

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

  Suitable for beginning teachers
Listed 9:48 AM 09 September 2019
Closes 5pm 31 October 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9yK7

Our centre is well-resourced, dynamic and committed to providing high-quality education and  care for all tamariki, whānau, and the wider community.

The centre is located within the grounds of Te Totara Primary School, in Rototuna, Hamilton and is staffed by a team of motivated, passionate and inspiring teachers. The position will be 40 hours per week, commencing in December 2019 and concluding in July 2020.

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver a curriculum aligned to Te Whāriki
  • Plan, implement and evaluate a learning programme that is responsive to the strengths and interests of children
  • Promote learning opportunities which are inclusive, equitable and culturally responsive
  • Document children's learning and take responsibility for children's profile books and e-portfolio.

Skills and experience

  • You will be an outstanding teacher who is energised and excited about engaging with children.

To undertake this role you will need

  • Early childhood teaching qualification recognised by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa NZ 
  • Current Teaching Council practising certification
  • Experience working as a teacher in an early childhood education team setting
  • The ability to use your own initiative and a commitment to quality practice standards and the principles of Te Whāriki
  • Knowledge and understanding of current early childhood education theory and practice
  • Excellent communication, planning and organisational skills 
  • Enthusiasm and a strong desire to make a difference to children in their early years while building strong links with their whānau and families.


  • Discounted childcare for staff members
  • A wellness programme which includes discounted flu vaccinations and discounts from health providers
  • Generous weekly professional development time with dedicated pedagogical support.
  • This position is covered by a collective employment agreement. 

Please apply only if you are eligible to work in New Zealand.

How to apply

Please send your CV and direct enquiries to:

Miranda Smith, Centre Manager
(07) 852 5759

Download our application form
Candidate Declaration Form v2

Position Description
Early Learning Centre Teacher position description v2

Vacancy reference #:1H9yK7

Listed 9:48 AM 09 September 2019
Closes 5pm 31 October 2019


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