Barnardos Early Learning Centre Palmerston North Manawatu/Whanganui

Early childhood 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 11:17 AM 08 March 2021
Closes 10pm 21 March 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAHe3

Qualified teachers at Barnardos work in partnership with parents and whānau to encourage children’s curiosity, learning and development.

This is a fixed-term maternity cover for 30 hours a week starting in April 2021 for up to 12 months.

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver a curriculum aligned to Te Whāriki
  • 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 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
  • The ability to use initiative and a commitment to quality practice standards and the principles of Te Whāriki
  • Excellent communication, planning and organisation skills
  • A strong desire to make a difference to children in their early years while building strong links with their whānau and families.


  • In choosing to work for Barnardos, you will enjoy the benefits of working with a large well-respected NGO, while making a difference in communities
  •  Family friendly organisation with flexible working
  • Reduced cost childcare and other benefits
  • Professional and supportive colleagues
  • Wellness programme which includes flu vaccinations and discounts with health providers
  • Generous professional development time each week with dedicated pedagogical support. 

For over 60 years Barnardos has been shaping brighter futures together with children and families in Aotearoa. Our mahi across social services, early learning and advocacy for children’s rights and wellbeing means we're there for the whole childhood journey, and beyond.

Every day, we’re making a positive, long-lasting difference to children's lives.

To view the position description visit our website.

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

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Aimee Oak
(06) 350 0043

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAHe3

Listed 11:17 AM 08 March 2021
Closes 10pm 21 March 2021

Barnardos Early Learning Centre Palmerston North NZ

ECE centre details

Barnardos Early Learning Centre Palmerston North

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 38

Service ID: 40239
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Physical address:
25 Kipling Street, Roslyn, Palmerston North

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