Riverside Educare Ltd Otago

Preschool room head kaiako

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Head teacher

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

Listed 11:11 am 04 May 2021
Closes 1pm 28 May 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAKLC

A rare opportunity has become available to join our team of motivated and passionate teachers in a head teacher capacity in our preschool room at Riverside Educare. 

The successful applicant will have exceptional time management and communication skills as well as experience with primary caregiving within any age group. Your personal teaching philosophy will be grounded in respectful relationships with elements of RIE, Reggio and attachment theory coming through. You will have a love for the outdoors and thrive on providing tamariki with meaningful, rich experiences in nature. You will be driven and motivated to provide the best opportunities for all tamariki every day, and to seek excellence from all those around you. In depth knowledge of Te Whāriki is essential and an understanding of other guiding documents is an advantage.   

Within the head teacher role you will be an excellent classroom teacher as well as manage the daily running of a busy preschool room with a team of experienced teachers. Elements of your role will include running room meetings, overseeing assessment, planning and evaluation, leading regular and emergent internal evaluations, communicating effectively and confidently with whānau, head teachers from other rooms and the centre manager.

In return we can offer you: 

  • Competitive remuneration 
  • A supportive environment in a locally owned and operated centre.
  • A full induction upon starting
  • Professional learning and development
  • Paid first aid and teacher registration
  • Uniform
  • Weekly paid staff meetings
  • Flu vaccination (if you would like)
  • Support with accommodation if relocating. 

To apply, please include examples of proven leadership, communication and primary care in your cover letter along with your CV.


How to apply

Please send your enquiries, CV and cover letter to:

Sarah Macfie, Centre Manager
(03) 443 4073

Vacancy reference #:1HAKLC

Listed 11:11 am 04 May 2021
Closes 1pm 28 May 2021

ECE centre details

Riverside Educare Ltd

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 65

Service ID: 45299
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Physical address:
8 Rifleman Street, Albert Town

Postal Address:
8 Rifleman Street, Albert Town, Wanaka 9305