Active Kids Early Childcare Centre Bay of Plenty

Assistant centre manager

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Centre manager

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

Listed 10:31 am 13 May 2021
Closes 5pm 04 June 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAKgk

We have finally agreed, reluctantly, to our assistant centre manager retiring – at the end of the year.

This very important and trusted position leads our team in the day-to-day running’s of the Centre, with support from the Owners. There are too many facets to what this entails to list here but a few of the big ones include rostering, leading the team in internal inquiry, the professional growth cycle, policy application and renewal. Making sure that we are maintaining everything included in the Licensing Criteria. Leading our delivery on our philosophy, annual plans, and local curriculum. Phew that feels like a lot already!

While you will have a head full of all these important things, you will have a passion for getting the best outcomes for our tamariki, our families/whanau and our team.  We like to do the serious stuff well and have a bit of fun along the way.

Preferably the applicant will be able to start earlier than the end of the year in a teaching position with us, so they have a thorough understanding of the Centre before taking over the lead role.

Perks for working with us include things like good remuneration, office hours and additional noncontact for teaching hours. Payment of your first aid and Teacher Registration.  Paid PD, a free gym membership and free childcare if needed.  The benefits of working for a smaller private centre.

Things that will get you the gig:


  • Able to demonstrate your experience achieving great outcomes for tamariki
  • Effective leadership experience, maintaining a positive high performing team culture
  • Strong understanding and implantation experience of Te Whariki, pedagogy of teaching and maintaining quality learning environments.


  • Knowledge and experience with the Licencing Criteria, Internal Inquiry, Self Review and the Professional Growth Cycle.
  • Experience delivering annual plans and a local curriculum.

How to apply

If the above resonates with you, we would love to hear from you by emailing your covering letter & CV to:

Lisa Chan
107 First Avenue, CBD, Tauranga
(07) 578 3600

Vacancy reference #:1HAKgk

Listed 10:31 am 13 May 2021
Closes 5pm 04 June 2021

ECE centre details

Active Kids Early Childcare Centre

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 60

Service ID: 45949
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Physical address:
107 First Avenue, Tauranga Central, Tauranga

Postal Address:
107 First Avenue, Tauranga Central, Tauranga