We have an exciting opportunity for a kaiako to join our team in Matatā.
This is a full-time, permanent position working 40 hours per week.
We are a small mixed-age centre, which means that our tamariki are all in the same learning space. Our tamariki learn alongside and with each other in a child-led, play-based, well-resourced learning environment.
Our centre prides itself in being a warm and inviting space where relationships and whakawhanaungatanga are the corner stones of our practice. We are passionate about creating spaces that are well thought out, and enrich the learning experiences of our tamariki.
Our centre is operated by Central Kids Early Education, who manage 57 other kindergartens and early learning centres throughout the central North Island.
Central Kids provide:
A commitment to putting children at the heart to all that we do – Ko ngā tamariki te pūtake
A commitment to upholding our obligations as partners of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
A commitment to Rautaki Ahurea – our cultural strategy
Access to high-quality professional development opportunities
Ongoing professional support to maintain quality teaching practice
Support with teacher registration and costs.
A motivated, enthusiastic teacher, who is able to put current theory into practice
A passion for working within a mixed-age centre, with both U2 and O2 aged tamariki
Able to demonstrate a working knowledge of Te Whāriki
Committed to te reo Māori me ona tikanga, te tiriti o Waitangi and te ao Māori
Able to work within a team who have a strong commitment to supporting the social and emotional growth of tamariki
Able to demonstrate a growth mindset, be open and willing to change that enables us to continue providing high-quality early education to all tamariki who attend our services
ECE qualified and hold current certification and a current first aid certificate.