Maungaraki Playcentre Wellington

Session facilitator

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 2:09 PM 05 October 2021
Closes 29 October 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAQJU

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 700 staff members who are employed in and over a number of roles.

Purpose of the position:

To assist parents and caregivers on session to ensure sessions run smoothly, ensuring parents are supported in their role as Kaiako and children’s needs are catered for, that their play learning and development is enhanced, as well as role modelling Playcentre Philosophy and current practices. To help centre members understand the key components of excellent practice at Playcentre, and how each person can contribute to this. To foster a whanau-led culture and support emergent leadership, by helping centre members gain knowledge and understanding, and increase confidence in centre members to take on more and more of running sessions themselves.

Position details:
Start date: Immediate start

Location: Maungaraki Playcentre – 11 Cedar Street, Maungaraki, Lower Hutt

Days and hours: 1 or 2 sessions per week available - Monday and/or Tuesday, 9.15am–1.15pm, during school term time only.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a Level 4 Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care, Playcentre Course 4 qualification, or higher Early Childhood Education qualification;
  • Hold a current First Aid Certificate or be prepared to complete this.


Desirable skills and experience will include:

  • A passion for Playcentre and our philosophy
  • Knowledge and understanding of how to apply Te Whāriki
  • Great time management and communication skills
  • An ability to support and empower parents, whānau and caregivers
  • A willingness to upskill and meet new Playcentre qualification requirements as required
  • Confidence when speaking within a group
  • An ability to keep accurate and up-to-date records/ notes.

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

How to apply

For further information, a position description or to apply for this role with your CV and cover letter, please contact by email. Please include "LNI SF Maungaraki" in the subject line.

Louise Turnbull
vacancies@playcentre.org.nz
(027) 808 6512

Position Description
PD Session Facilitator v2

Vacancy reference #:1HAQJU

Listed 2:09 PM 05 October 2021
Closes 29 October 2021

Maungaraki Playcentre NZ

ECE centre details

Maungaraki Playcentre

Type: Playcentre
Maximum licenced places: 29

Service ID: 60018
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Physical address:
11 Cedar Street, Maungaraki, Lower Hutt

Postal Address:
P O Box 57217, Porirua 5026