Barnardos Hornby Pasifika Early Learning Centre Canterbury

Centre manager

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Centre manager

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

Listed 11:20 AM 18 March 2020
Closes 06 April 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA6fu

  • An amazing pan-Pasifika centre management opportunity
  • Be a part of our vision to provide tamariki the foundations of early learning
  • Discounted childcare for all staff members.

About the role

This is a centre manager opportunity for you to bring your outstanding leadership qualities and your ECE operational management skills, to take our new teaching team to the next level and grow an incredible Pasifika environment for our children.

About the centre

Our ELC is licensed for up to 47 tamariki, including 10 up to 2 years of age. The centre manager leads a team of 4 fully qualified teachers and  educators to help tamariki to explore, learn and discover.   

Our purpose-built centre opened in 2017, and the open-plan design is light and airy with plenty of space. We love the spacious outdoor area, getting together to share kai, and offering staff a great environment to teach in. 

  • Provide leadership to create a fantastic Pasifika environment, embracing the wonder of every child
  • Inspire opportunities for tamariki, staff and whānau to be kaitiaki of their centre
  • Connect and share the centre with whānau and the wider Pasifika community
  • Manage all centre operations, including compliance
  • Lead a highly skilled team, including recruiting and inducting new staff
  • Create opportunities to maximize financial and occupancy targets.

Skills and experience

Our preferred candidate will have a strong background  in Pasifika leadership within the regulations of early childhood education. 

  • ECE qualified (Bachelor or Diploma of Teaching)
  • Fully certificated teacher
  • Highly skilled in building strong relationships with whānau and attracting new families 
  • Strong experience in motivating teaching teams to excel 
  • Initiative, desire and passion for raising the quality of early learning
  • Clear approaches and expectations in planning for children within the framework of Te Whāriki.


In choosing to work for Barnardos, you will enjoy the benefits of working with a large, respected organisation making a difference for children, whānau and communities.

  • Competitive salary
  • Induction and ongoing professional development 
  • Close network of centre managers across the country
  • Generous management time out of ratio
  • Discounted childcare for your own tamariki
  • Wellness programme, discounts with health providers.

How to apply

Please visit our website

Heather Taylor
(04) 801 1755

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HA6fu

Listed 11:20 AM 18 March 2020
Closes 06 April 2020

Barnardos Hornby Pasifika Early Learning Centre NZ

ECE centre details

Barnardos Hornby Pasifika Early Learning Centre

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 47

Service ID: 47214
ERO report
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Physical address:
190 A Waterloo Road, Hornby, Christchurch

Postal Address:
P O Box 6434, Marion Square, Wellington 6141