Puddleducks' Nursery & Preschool - New Plymouth Taranaki

Centre leader

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Centre manager

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

Listed 4:35 PM 10 August 2020
Closes 5.30pm 21 August 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA9mA

Exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to join us.

We are family owned and operated and have been providing high quality ECE for the past 20 years in Manawatu and more recently Taranaki. Our network of 9 centres each has their own unique differences.

New Plymouth opened in January and we are now ready to hand over the leadership. We have created an exceptional team and our centre already sits at 80% occupancy. Centre leaders are responsible for day-to-day operations, team leadership and responsibility for building positive relationships with our wider community. 

The successful applicant will:

  • Be supported by the wider Puddleducks’ team and centre room leaders
  • Continue developing the centre and supporting the team in delivering excellence
  • Have a sound understanding of compliance, programming and professional growth (registration, appraisal)
  • Be excited, enthusiastic and passionate about learning – their own and others and be someone who will challenge their own thinking and also the teams, in a positive and invigorating way
  • Excel at leading by example
  • Have excellent written, communication and verbal skills
  • Develop warm reciprocal relationships with families
  • Be committed to providing a strong sense of belonging across the centre
  • Be a team player, value ideas and the sharing of knowledge with a close-knit team
  • Have a good rapport with children and adults alike and have a great sense of humour
  • Experience using Discover and Storypark are an advantage but not essential.

Position is full-time. As a leader you will work alongside your team regularly to really understand your centre (approximately 16 hours weekly contact time).

We have high expectations to ensure the highest quality programmes are delivered to our children.

Our ratios enable us to provide quality (Nursery 1:3, Toddlers 1:5, Preschool 1:8), we have 96% registered teachers and provide a supportive environment for in-training teachers.

Applicants must be qualified and hold full registration.

How to apply

Please send your CV, covering letter and direct enquiries to:

Pip Davidson
(027) 230 4568

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HA9mA

Listed 4:35 PM 10 August 2020
Closes 5.30pm 21 August 2020

Puddleducks' Nursery & Preschool - New Plymouth NZ

ECE centre details

Puddleducks' Nursery & Preschool - New Plymouth

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 83

Service ID: 47796
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Physical address:
44 Barrett Road, Whalers Gate, New Plymouth

Postal Address:
P O Box 51, Feilding 4740