Head teacher – infants / toddlers
BestStart Gillies is newly-renovated, nature-focused centre based in the heart of Epsom. We are firm believers that children will feel a sense of place, belonging and appreciation of nature if they have exposure to it from a young age. We take our children on excursions to our local park three days a week where we encourage them to discover all the beauty nature has to offer us.
Our strong outdoor focus is complimented by a curriculum based on a combination of Montessori and Reggio philosophies. With open-ended resources constantly available to our children we are a child-led purposeful centre where we encourage freedom to express creativity at all times. We are lucky to be culturally diverse both children and teacher-wise and this means we celebrate a range of events throughout the year including Matariki, Eid, Chinese New Year and Queens Birthday to name a few!
Our ideal head teacher will have an eye for nature and will be passionate about the learning the environment can offer. Experience in coordinating excursions will be beneficial but not essential, as is exposure to a Montessori or Reggio Emilia environment.
But wait there's more!
- Onsite car parking and a bus stop just outside the centre
- Fully subsidised healthcare
- Competitive pay rate
- Ongoing professional development opportunities
- We are a friendly, supportive and fun-loving team who are passionate about children’s learning and development.
Come and join our happy, motivated and inspiring team today! Also, check out our centre webpage for more - https://best-start.org/centres/beststart-gillies-avenue or contact Taiana Fainga'a on (021) 922 667 for a chat.
ECE centre details
181 Gillies Avenue, Epsom, Auckland
P O Box 276177, Manukau City, South Auckland 2241