Mini Thinkers Otago

ECE 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 3:38 PM 22 June 2020
Closes 10 July 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA8_7

We are an early learning centre for children aged 0–5 years based in Dunedin. Due to an increase in our roll we are seeking a permanent, full-time qualified ECE teacher.

We pride ourselves on providing high-quality education through a progressive approach to early learning.  We consistently commit to providing inspiring experiences for the children in our care and implement a collaborative approach to achieve positive outcomes for our children, families and staff.

Our curriculum is delivered to suit the needs and interests of our children and includes a combination of play-based, skills-based and intentional teaching experiences. The majority of our over-two programme starts combining some Montessori approaches and intentional 'topics', including a transition-to-school programme. 

We believe that positive leadership ensures our staff feel valued and are willing to commit to a shared vision. We are committed to creating an environment where there is a high degree of trust, mutual respect and ongoing support.

We have low ratios, excellent professional development opportunities, a generous resources budget and a supportive management team consisting of an operations manager, education manager and human resource manager. All of our teachers receive an iPad, a minimum of 3 hours non-contact per week and competitive remuneration.

We are currently looking for a kind, nurturing, passionate and inspiring teacher. This individual would be excited about the prospect of being part of our progressive centre.  Please note that we provide teachers with a comprehensive mentoring programme and it is therefore not a requirement for potential applicants to have experience in using Montessori or intentional approaches.

How to apply

If you are interested please apply online with your covering letter and CV, indicating which position you are applying for. Alternatively you can contact

Sarah Lacey, HR Manager
(03) 455 4400

Vacancy reference #:1HA8_7

Listed 3:38 PM 22 June 2020
Closes 10 July 2020

Mini Thinkers NZ

ECE centre details

Mini Thinkers

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 100

Service ID: 47296
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Physical address:
11 Musselburgh Rise, Musselburgh, Dunedin

Postal Address:
P.O Box 6561, Musselburgh, Dunedin 9059