Pioneers Koputai Otago

Early learning 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 9:41 am 18 January 2021
Closes 5pm 01 February 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAGAG

Pioneers is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to serve the local community by providing affordable, flexible and accessible education and care for families of Dunedin. Underpinned by 3 principles – nurture, thrive and explore – we pride ourselves on being an organisation that employees are proud to be part of. We are party to the ECE Collective Agreement which offers excellent employment terms and conditions.  

 We are seeking a teacher who: 

  • Has a passion for teaching children, identifying and responding to learning priorities for children, in a mixed-age centre 0-5 years. 
  • Is committed to, and has evidence of, upholding the principles of Te Tiriti Waitangi 
  • Has a strong understanding of community in an ECE setting 
  • Appreciation of natural world curriculum and sustainability 
  • Experience with Te Whariki supported by evidence of rich curriculum assessment, planning and evaluation implementation and documentation
  • Has effective communication and interpersonal skills with evidence of having worked collaboratively in a team
  • Open to taking leadership responsibilities within a team 
  • Open to ongoing professional learning. 
  • Is fit and energetic with a high level of personal resilience  

This is a 12 month, 37.5 hours per week, fixed-term position. Applicants would need to be available for flexible shifts between the hours of 7.30am–6pm. 

Applicants will only be considered if they are early childhood qualified and hold a current NZ teaching practice certificate. This position would suit a beginning or experienced teacher. 

How to apply

For an application pack and job description please email

Elva Hogbin, Support Team Leader
(03) 456 3213

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAGAG

Listed 9:41 am 18 January 2021
Closes 5pm 01 February 2021

ECE centre details

Pioneers Koputai

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 30

Service ID: 80016
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Physical address:
28 Albertson Avenue, Port Chalmers

Postal Address:
5 Cavell Street, Musselburgh, Dunedin 9013