Kohimarama Montessori Pre-School 1 Auckland

ECE head teacher / 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 10:03 AM 22 February 2021
Closes 4pm 19 March 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAHAs

  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Well-resourced centre, a large outdoor playground and a vege patch
  • Supportive centre owner and above market pay rates.

An RARE opportunity has arisen with Kohimarama Montessori Preschool for a centre manager / head teacher who is qualified, registered and experienced in the Montessori philosophy, based in Kohimarama and overseeing 2 boutique centres with 15 children in one and 30 in the other.  Your key duties will include working on the floor for part of the day, mentoring and managing up to 5 staff, liaising with parents, writing stories and ensuring the centre meets their legislative and regulatory compliance obligations.


  • Inclusive and supportive team environment with good staff retention
  • Ongoing Professional development from external providers
  • Set hours of work from 8am to 4.30pm and NO ROSTERS
  • Excellent teacher + child ratios – WELL below the MOE requirements
  • Receive time off the floor 1 hr + 45mins per day with an extra hour across the week
  • A 2 week on boarding programme is offered to ALL new staff
  • Get your teacher registration + first aid certificate paid for when it expires
  • 2 weeks off over xmas and new years
  • Weekly pay.

Skills and experience for the role:

  • 8–10 years experience progressing from a teacher into a head teach/centre manager
  • NZ degree or diploma qualified and a current registration
  • A current first aid certificate
  • A qualification and experience working with the Montessori philosophy
  • Exposure to working with children aged from 3 year to 5
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • A commitment to both Montessori philosophy and Te Whāriki curriculum
  • Competent with Microsoft office suite.

All applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

How to apply

If you want to work for a centre that truly values their staff and are willing to reward you with above market pay, send your CV and a cover letter to:

Mel Morris
(021) 045 5974

Vacancy reference #:1HAHAs

Listed 10:03 AM 22 February 2021
Closes 4pm 19 March 2021

Kohimarama Montessori Pre-School 1 NZ

ECE centre details

Kohimarama Montessori Pre-School 1

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 15

Service ID: 20095
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Physical address:
17 Geraldine Place, Kohimarama, Auckland

Postal Address:
36 Allum Street, Kohimarama, Auckland 1071