Wondernauts Waikato

Qualified, certificated 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 1:03 pm 04 May 2021
Closes 30 June 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAKMm

We are still looking for an inspiring, nurturing, respectful, positive educator who is an advocate for children. 

Wondernauts is a spacious and well-resourced not-for-profit centre that has been running for more than 30 years. We are located in the lush Ruakura grounds and have a huge outdoor environment with real grass, an orchard, raised vegetable gardens, mud pits, a campfire, animals and an impressive, purpose-built bike track. Three cosy classrooms collectively support 50 children. We are mindful of group size and ratios that best serve tamariki.

Our beautiful centre boasts a progressive, all-weather curriculum focused on reconnecting children with nature and their local community. We pride ourselves on providing tamariki with experiences outside the classroom and run several weekly 'bush kindergartens', as well as an intergenerational programme with our local retirement village.

We are looking for an energetic, motivated teacher who loves supporting our tamarki. You will need to be positive, well-organised, have an appreciation for Papatuanuku and confidence with technology. You will have sounds theoretical and pedagogical knowledge to drive your learning stories, reviews and programme planning. You will be adaptable and open-minded working in a dynamic space. We are hoping for a motivated educator who follows best practice and is eager to implement respectful, child-focused approaches for the very little people who we serve. We have an amazing stable staff team and received a fantastic "very well placed" in our last ERO review. 

You will be ECE qualified and certificated and you must have NZ residency or a valid work visa. Ideally, you have a full drivers licence and willing to drive our centre van for excursions.  

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Vicki Hill, Manager
(07) 856 3115

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAKMm

Listed 1:03 pm 04 May 2021
Closes 30 June 2021

ECE centre details


Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 60

Service ID: 34029
ERO report
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Physical address:
Ruakura Research Centre 10 Bisley Road, Hamilton East, Hamilton

Postal Address:
Ruakura Agricultural Centre Private Bag 3123, Hamilton 3240