Central Kids Kindergartens - Te Ara Mātauranga Manawatu/Whanganui

Kindergarten head teacher

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Head teacher

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

Listed 11:13 AM 25 June 2021
Closes 9am 12 July 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAMVW

We have an exciting opportunity for a leader to join our team in Taumarunui. 

About us:

Our kaupapa is to follow the lead of children and their interest. Teachers work alongside children allowing time for children to explore and consider their own ideas and theories. 

The kindergarten learning environment is purposefully arranged to allow children greater opportunities for uninterrupted work and play.

We are part of Central Kids Early Education, which operates 57 other kindergartens and centres across 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 ensuring te reo Rangatira not only survives but thrives in our organisation
  • 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
  • 6 weeks' annual leave, 9 days' sick leave and non-contact/professional time per the Kindergarten Teachers', Head Teachers’ and Senior Teachers’ Collective Agreement.  

About you:

  • A motivated, enthusiastic leader, who is able to put current theory into practice
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ECE business operational requirements eg: staffing, funding and licensing criteria
  • Able to demonstrate a working knowledge of Te Whāriki
  • Committed to te reo Māori me ona tikanga, te tiriti o Waitangi and te o Māori
  • Able to work within a team who have a strong commitment to supporting the social and emotional growth of tamariki
  • Committed to creating/maintaining strong, possible relationships within the wider community and outside agencies
  • 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, hold current certification, a current first aid certificate and be entitled to work in NZ.

How to apply

For an application pack, please contact:

Tara Cridge, HR Practitioner
(07) 883 8110

Vacancy reference #:1HAMVW

Listed 11:13 AM 25 June 2021
Closes 9am 12 July 2021

Central Kids Kindergartens - Te Ara Mātauranga NZ

ECE centre details

Central Kids Kindergartens - Te Ara Mātauranga

Type: Free Kindergarten
Maximum licenced places: 40

Service ID: 5201
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Physical address:
11 Manson Street, Taumarunui

Postal Address:
P O Box 341, Putaruru 3443