Central Kids Kindergartens - Rotorua East Bay of Plenty

Kindergarten kaiako

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Kindergarten teacher

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

Listed 2:47 pm 18 September 2020
Closes 9am 05 October 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HABPs

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate certificated teacher/kaiako join our team.

This is a fixed-term position until the end of April 2021.  

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. 

At Central Kids Rotorua East we value relationships and social competence within a strong language rich learning environment.

Our kindergarten philosophy is that children learn through play. We foster interpersonal relationships and support and guide the children to help each other, teach each other and learn from each other. Relationships are at the heart of our practice. By respecting and valuing all that the children and their families come with, our teachers build positive and reciprocal relationships. We strive to ensure an environment that creates a sense of belonging and wellbeing so that all children can engage confidently within our programme.

Social competence is a priority here and we use strategies from the Incredible Years programme to grow and foster these important skills. 

We are looking for a teacher with the following attributes:

  • Motivated, enthusiastic, 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 with whānau
  • 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 service 
  • 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 #:1HABPs

Listed 2:47 pm 18 September 2020
Closes 9am 05 October 2020

ECE centre details

Central Kids Kindergartens - Rotorua East

Type: Free Kindergarten
Maximum licenced places: 40

Service ID: 5198
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Physical address:
7 Alastair Avenue, Te Ngae, Rotorua

Postal Address:
P O Box 341, Putaruru 3443