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Bear Park Herne Bay Early Childhood Education Centre Auckland

Head teacher – infants and toddlers

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Head teacher

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

Listed 9:29 am 25 October 2019
Closes 23 December 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1HA1DC

Our Herne Bay centre on Shelly Beach Rd is central to almost everywhere! Set in a character bungalow with lots of light, a dedicated art space, a huge veranda and a sunny garden.

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, qualified and registered teacher to step up into a leadership role with our infants and toddlers. You will have daily support from a proactive, experienced and supportive senior leadership team. 

As our head teacher, you will be the first point of contact for our teachers and families, including daily communication and guidance. You will work closely with our centre director and pedagogical team to coordinate the daily programme, creating inspiring learning environments and ensuring accurate documentation.

With inspiration from Reggio Emilia, our teachers have a passion for inspiring wonder, creativity, imagination and investigation, fostering children's hundred languages and unravelling their theories alongside them.

Our teaching team:

  • Ratios 1:3 infants, 1:4 toddlers
  • 3 hours paid weekly team planning time plus an extra 3 hours per fortnight for team leaders
  • Regular paid PD
  • Qualified teaching teams
  • Trips to Reggio Emilia for top performers (yes – in Italy!)
  • Experienced mentors
  • Leadership development programme.

Our centre:

  • ERO rating 4 – Very Well Placed
  • High-quality programme and resources
  • Reggio and RIE/Pikler philosophies
  • Established 33 years, family-owned
  • Community-focused, charitable and sustainable practices.

Extra perks:

  • A day off for your birthday!
  • Extra sick leave
  • Registration fees paid
  • Staff wellness programme
  • Financial wellbeing programme
  • Staff rewards and discounts.

To learn more about the progressive things we do, please visit our website and follow our Facebook page @bearparkchildcare

How to apply

Please send your CV and direct enquiries to:

Beth Elliott, Centre Director
hernebay@bearpark.co.nz
(09) 376 0232

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HA1DC

Listed 9:29 am 25 October 2019
Closes 23 December 2019

ECE centre details

Bear Park Herne Bay Early Childhood Education Centre

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 75

Service ID: 25328
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Physical address:
42 Shelly Beach Road, Herne Bay, Auckland

Postal Address:
P O Box 99696, Newmarket, Auckland 1149