Barnardos Early Learning Centre Palmerston North Manawatu/Whanganui

Early learning teacher

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Certificated teacher 

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

Listed 11:09 am 14 April 2021
Closes 4pm 07 May 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAJqG

This is an exciting and rewarding position with the opportunity to work with an exceptional team of teachers. It is suited to a proven and experienced kaiako with exceptional interpersonal skills. 

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

 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.
  • This role is 37 hours per week, in our purpose-built centre, which is located close to town in a unique setting that reflects the natural environment.

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.

About Barnardos

For over 60 years Barnardos has been shaping brighter futures together with children and families in Aotearoa. Every day, we’re making a positive, long-lasting difference to children's lives.

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

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Hayley Vinten
(027) 239 9679

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAJqG

Listed 11:09 am 14 April 2021
Closes 4pm 07 May 2021

ECE centre details

Barnardos Early Learning Centre Palmerston North

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 38

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

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