Waitaki Valley Preschool Canterbury


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 12:29 pm 28 October 2020
Closes 19 December 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HADTF

We are a vibrant rural preschool located in Kurow township on the grounds of the Waitaki Valley School. We are open between 8.30am–3.30pm (plus staff have a weekly 1 hour meeting) making for an amazing work-life balance for our kaiako. Our hours and team dynamic foster a family friendly team with an annual four-week closure over Christmas and two-week closure in the July school holidays.

Our centre has a great reputation in the local community supported with the highest ERO rating of level 4 being awarded. We are supported by a fantastic board that work closely with management to run a sustainable community-owned centre. To read more about our centre, visit our website.

Applicants will be enthusiastic about working with children from birth through to five years old in our centre’s 2 classrooms. A team players eagerness to share their strengths while being open to change and flexibility is required. We offer strong growth through ongoing internal evaluation. Kaiako are supported through registration renewals and keeping abreast of latest best practise. We had a complete internal refurbishment at the start of the year; words can’t describe what an incredibly well-resourced centre we have. Profits continually go back to education opportunities for tamariki, kaiako and the amenities on offer. Rare opportunity to tailor Kaiako position to suit ideal candidate.

With an incredibly stable team of kaiako, it is rare for a position to come available. With a pending retirement and a pregnancy, we are in a position to tailor our vacancy to suit the right applicant. This could be with 2 part-time or 1 daily permanent teacher. With a start date negotiable between now and 1 February 2021, get in touch now to discuss the possibilities.

Do not delay, applicants will be responded to as they are received. Send your application letter and CV to

How to apply

Please email your application letter, CV and direct enquiries to:

1b Settlement Road, Kurow 9435
(03) 436 0999

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HADTF

Listed 12:29 pm 28 October 2020
Closes 19 December 2020

ECE centre details

Waitaki Valley Preschool

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 40

Service ID: 83076
ERO report
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Physical address:
Settlement Road, Kurow

Postal Address:
Settlement Road, Kurow 9435