Woolston Preschool Inc Canterbury

Early learning centre manager

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Centre manager

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 9:51 am 21 January 2021
Closes 3pm 12 February 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAGHu


We are seeking a professional, productive, independent leader who has enthusiasm and drive to lead the team at our Community based preschool in the heart of Woolston Village. We are licensed for 39 children with up to 15 U2s.

Our purpose is to provide an inclusive community based early childhood service where children and their families can have a strong sense of belonging, and flourish as they begin to realise their potential. 

Our values are:

  • Partnership – walking alongside each other to support the emotional and social development of all tamariki.
  • Participation – providing every taitamaiti, every day with learning opportunities.
  • Protection – empowering all tamariki to nurture their own mana through valuing their identity, language and culture.

Our vision is that we will provide all our tamariki with a safe, calm, play-based learning environment that will support each child to achieve success as a learner.

This role involves managing the day-to-day operations of a preschool with the support of a strong governance Board and established processes. The role involves administrative duties (with support from a part time administrator), as well as time in ratio in both classrooms and a flexibility with hours/shifts. Roles and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) supporting kaiako and children in their development and learning, working in partnership with whānau to provide positive outcomes for their tamariki, implementing the tabled Policy Reviews, Appraisals, undertaking Internal Evaluation, and ensuring the Health and Safety systems in place are implemented.

Skills, experience and attributes we are looking for:

  • Community based background, or have experience, passion and a genuine commitment to the philosophy
  • Sound knowledge of internal evaluation and understanding of programme planning
  • A high standard of professionalism and strong communication skills
  • Caring, respectful and compassionate
  • Time management and planning skills
  • A flexible, collaborative and energetic team player.

How to apply

Please send applications to

Chris Dougherty
(027) 434 0422

Vacancy reference #:1HAGHu

Listed 9:51 am 21 January 2021
Closes 3pm 12 February 2021

ECE centre details

Woolston Preschool Inc

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 39

Service ID: 70505
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Physical address:
52 Glenroy Street, Woolston, Christchurch

Postal Address:
P O Box 19928, Woolston, Christchurch 8241