St Heliers-Glendowie Playcentre Auckland

Big Kids coordinator

Early learning / kōhanga reo, In-training teacher

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

  Suitable for beginning teachers
Listed 10:06 AM 30 July 2021
Closes 09 September 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HANk9

Te Whanau Tupu Ngatahi o Aotearoa - Playcentre Aotearoa is a well known and loved Early Childhood organisation with over 70 years of supporting parents to take the lead in their children’s learning through play. Playcentre operates 450 Playcentres throughout the country and has just over 1000 staff members who are employed in and over a number of roles. 

To plan and run Big Kids session, ensuring sessions run smoothly and children (aged between 3 and 6 years old), have their needs catered to. This position is to focus on ensuring big kid’s sessions are run safely, to extend play and develop children's learning potential, and to better cater to older preschool children. 

Position details:

Location: St Heliers/Glendowie Playcentre, located at 16 Kinsale Avenue, St Heliers, Auckland

Days and hours: 2 sessions per week: Monday 11am–2pm (onsite session) and Tuesday 9.15am–1.15pm (offsite session). During School Term time only.

Start date: Term 4 -Monday 18 October 2021 (or earlier by agreement)

Skills and experience required:

Hold a Course 3 Playcentre qualification or higher, or equivalent ECE qualification

  • A passion for working with children aged 3–6 years, and alongside parents and caregivers;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the value of Playcentre and its philosophy;
  • Knowledge and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi;
  • Knowledge and understanding of how to apply Te Whāriki;
  • Great time management and communication skills;
  • A willingness to upskill and meet new Playcentre qualification requirements as required;
  • Current first aid certificate. 

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

For further information, a position description or to apply for this role, please contact ‘’. Please include “Big Kids – UNI St Heliers/Glendowie in the subject line.

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Kiri McCabe
(027) 808 6409

Vacancy reference #:1HANk9

Listed 10:06 AM 30 July 2021
Closes 09 September 2021

ECE centre details

St Heliers-Glendowie Playcentre

Type: Playcentre
Maximum licenced places: 30

Service ID: 20487
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Physical address:
16 A Kinsale Avenue, Glendowie, Auckland

Postal Address:
P O Box 57217, Porirua 5026