Wondernauts Waikato

Head teacher / team leader or teacher

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Head teacher

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

Listed 2:56 PM 24 September 2021
Closes 29 October 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAPwL

We are looking for an inspiring, nurturing, respectful, positive educator who is an advocate for children. 

Wondernauts is a spacious and well-resourced not-for-profit centre located in the lush Ruakura grounds. We have a huge outdoor environment with real grass, an orchard, raised vegetable gardens, mud pits, a campfire, animals and an impressive, purpose-built bike track. 3 classrooms collectively support 50 children. We are mindful of group size and ratios that best serve tamariki.

Our beautiful centre boasts a progressive, all-weather curriculum focused on reconnecting children with nature and their local community. We pride ourselves on providing tamariki with experiences outside the classroom and run several weekly 'bush-kindergartens', as well as an intergenerational programme with our local retirement village.

We are looking for an energetic, motivated teacher/head teacher who loves supporting our tamariki and teaching team. You will need to be positive, well-organised, have an appreciation for papatuanuku and ideally confident with technology. You will have sound theoretical and pedagogical knowledge to drive learning stories, reviews and programme planning. You will be adaptable and open-minded. We are hoping for a motivated leader who follows best practice and is eager to inspire others. We have an amazing stable staff team and have a fantastic "very well placed" ERO review. 

You need to be ECE qualified and certificated. You must have NZ residency or a valid work visa. Ideally, you have a full drivers licence and willing to drive our centre van for excursions.  

In return for your passion, skills, dedication and loyalty you will be rewarded with supportive management, professional development opportunities, creative freedom, a fun workplace and a great remuneration package. If this a learning environment that you would like to be a part of, we would love to hear from you!

How to apply

Please send your CV, and a covering letter to:

Vicki Hill, Manager
(07) 856 3115

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAPwL

Listed 2:56 PM 24 September 2021
Closes 29 October 2021

Wondernauts NZ

ECE centre details


Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 60

Service ID: 34029
ERO report
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Physical address:
Ruakura Research Centre 10 Bisley Road, Hamilton East, Hamilton

Postal Address:
Ruakura Agricultural Centre Private Bag 3123, Hamilton 3240