Te Puna Reo O Ngā Kākano Wellington

Centre manager – Kaihautū

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Centre manager

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

Listed 12:25 PM 01 March 2021
Closes 31 March 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAHQM

We are after a centre manager to lead our centre. You will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, including staffing, enrolments and marketing as well as leading and developing a high-quality place-based curriculum. You will be required to foster strong relationships with whānau as well as other education and community stakeholders.

We want a centre manager who:

  • Is motivated, empathetic and highly organised
  • Brings a Māori worldview to an ECE setting and is passionate about te reo Māori me ōna tikanga
  • Is knowledgeable in ECE leadership, relationships, teaching, curriculum, regulation and review
  • Supports and mentors kaiako to provide a high-quality educational programme for our tamariki
  • Builds solid relationships with tamariki and their whānau
  • Works well with other leaders, contributing, taking feedback and building a successful management team in the centre


  • Teachers certification with an ECE or primary qualification
  • Centre manager experience is preferred, but solid leadership experience towards the next career step will be considered
  • Strong experience in leading, inspiring and mentoring a teaching team
  • Fluency in te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori (desirable)

About us

We are an urban based Punareo located in Thorndon, Wellington.  We are licenced for 45 tamariki and have a staff of 10 kaiako, one administrator and one kaitunu (cook). Te reo me ngā tikanga Māori and environmental sustainability are our key foundations. 

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Reece Kohatu
(027) 452 8601

Vacancy reference #:1HAHQM

Listed 12:25 PM 01 March 2021
Closes 31 March 2021

Te Puna Reo O Ngā Kākano NZ

ECE centre details

Te Puna Reo O Ngā Kākano

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 45

Service ID: 60102
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Physical address:
238 Thorndon Quay, Thorndon, Wellington

Postal Address:
251 Queens Drive, Lyall Bay, Wellington