Barnardos Early Learning Centre Kaikoura Canterbury


Early learning / kōhanga reo, Certificated teacher 

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

Listed 10:53 AM 16 February 2021
Closes 10 March 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAH06

This is an exciting and rewarding position suited to a proven and experienced kaiako with exceptional interpersonal skills.  

This role is negotiable 35–40 hours per week in our purpose-built centre, located close to town in a unique setting that reflects the natural environment. The open plan design is light and airy with a spacious outdoor area.

Key responsibilities:

  • Deliver a curriculum aligned to Te Whāriki
  • Plan, implement and evaluate a learning programme that is responsive to the strengths and interests of children
  • Promote learning opportunities which are inclusive, equitable and culturally responsive
  • Document children’s learning and take responsibility for children’s profile books and e-portfolio as agreed with the centre professional leader. 

Skills and experience:

You will be an outstanding, experienced teacher who is energised and excited about engaging with children.

To undertake this role you will have:

  • Early childhood teaching qualification recognised by the Education Council of Aotearoa NZ 
  • Current Education Council Practising Certificate
  • Experience working as a teacher in an early childhood education team setting
  • The ability to use initiative and a commitment to quality practice standards and the principles of Te Whāriki
  • Knowledge and understanding of current early childhood education theory and practice
  • Excellent communication, planning and organisation skills 
  • Enthusiasm and a strong desire to make a difference to children in their early years, while building strong links with their whānau and families.


  • Grow your career with financial support to retain your full certification
  • Discounted childcare for staff members and a wellness programme which includes flu vaccinations and purchasing privileges
  • Generous professional development time each week with dedicated pedagogical support. 

We review applications as we receive them so please apply today.

To view the position description visit our website 

Please apply only if you are eligible to live and work in New Zealand.

How to apply

Please apply via our website

Rebecca Chatwin
(03) 352 1035

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAH06

Listed 10:53 AM 16 February 2021
Closes 10 March 2021

Barnardos Early Learning Centre Kaikoura NZ

ECE centre details

Barnardos Early Learning Centre Kaikoura

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 47

Service ID: 65034
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Physical address:
50a Ludstone Road, Kaikoura

Postal Address:
P O Box 6434, Marion Square, Wellington 6141