BestStart Alexandra Otago

Head 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 11:08 am 19 January 2021
Closes 5pm 26 February 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAGDZ

We are based in the centre of the Alexandra township. We are licensed for 47 children with full occupancy. Our centre has two spaces for children; under 2’s (Koru group) and over 2’s (Matau and Pikoura groups). The Koru space (0–2 year olds) follow the Rie/Pikler inspired philosophy where the team are passionate about building emotionally, nurturing relationships of trust and respect, unhurried care routines and providing opportunities for sustained and uninterrupted play where young children develop at their own pace. 

We are now recruiting for a head teacher to join us. This position is a permanent, full time role working 40 hours per week.

Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • An understanding and passion about what collaborative leadership looks like in ECE
  • Experience in delivering a high quality EC programme that meets the needs of individual and groups of children and their families/whānau
  • A motivating leader
  • Able to demonstrate time and workload management skills
  • A leader that is an innovator – someone who thinks outside the box
  • Has an interest is sustainable practices and the natural environment.

Our centre has a large, natural outdoor area where children are able to climb trees, engage in water play (with our water fountain and lazy river), and care for the vegetable garden and pet animals. We believe tamariki are active learners – the way in which the environment is set influences how a child will engage, play and learn.  

We can offer you the following:

  • Sick leave available from day 1 of your employment
  • Competitive wage
  • Access to discounted childcare
  • Fantastic fully supported personal development opportunities to further develop your skills!

If you want to be part of a supportive team then please go ahead and submit your resume through to Harriett Lawrence.

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Harriett Lawrence
(027) 568 3543

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAGDZ

Listed 11:08 am 19 January 2021
Closes 5pm 26 February 2021

ECE centre details

BestStart Alexandra

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 47

Service ID: 45256
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Physical address:
23 Matau Street, Alexandra

Postal Address:
P O Box 276177, Manukau City, South Auckland 2241