Central Kids Kindergartens - David Henry Waikato

Kindergarten 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 3:04 PM 07 August 2020
Closes 9am 04 September 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA9ge

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate leader to join our team. 

About us:

We are part of Central Kids Early Education, which operates 56 other kindergartens and centres across the central North Island.  

Central Kids provide access to high-quality professional development opportunities and ongoing professional support to maintain quality teaching practice.

We are party to the Kindergarten Teachers' Collective Agreement, which provides 6 weeks' annual leave, 9 days' sick leave and ample non-contact/professional time. 

Na te atuatanga o te tamaiti hei whakarahi – Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work.

At our kindergarten you will find passionate, enthusiastic teachers who develop close relationships with tamariki and whānau.

We have a large playground area that is available to tamariki at all times. Provision of wet weather gear enables access to the outside environment regardless of the conditions. Nature is strongly valued and nurtured – kaitiakitanga is encouraged in tamariki through projects including growing sunflowers and gardens, worm farms and regular plantings.

Excursions within the community are a regular part of the programme, incorporating bush, marae, library and community gardens. 

Whānau involvement is encouraged prior to tamariki starting kindergarten and often lasts long after tamariki have left. 

We are looking for a leader with the following attributes:

  • A motivated, enthusiastic leader, who is able to put current theory into practice
  • Able to demonstrate a working knowledge of Te Whāriki
  • Able to have robust conversations and work with a team who have a strong emphasis on whakawhanaungatanga as they support each child's social and emotional growth
  • Committed to creating/maintaining strong, positive relationships within the wider community and outside agencies
  • Able to demonstrate a growth mindset, be open and willing to change that enables us to continue providing high-quality early education to all tamariki who attend our services 
  • ECE qualified and hold current certification and a current first aid certificate.

How to apply

For an application pack, please contact:

Tara Cridge, HR Practitioner
Box 341, Putaruru 3443
(07) 883 8110

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HA9ge

Listed 3:04 PM 07 August 2020
Closes 9am 04 September 2020

Central Kids Kindergartens - David Henry NZ

ECE centre details

Central Kids Kindergartens - David Henry

Type: Free Kindergarten
Maximum licenced places: 40

Service ID: 5168
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Physical address:
60 Fergusson Street, Tokoroa

Postal Address:
P O Box 341, Putaruru 3443