Central Kids Kindergartens - Helen Downer Bay of Plenty

Kindergarten kaiako | teacher - Rotorua

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Kindergarten teacher

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

Listed 11:30 AM 08 October 2021
Closes 9am 22 October 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAQP2

Central Kids Helen Downer was the first kindergarten in Rotorua. We opened in 1954, established by Mrs Helen Downer and we are proudly named in her honour.

We have a large outdoor playground where children can freely engage with nature, including food gardens and a worm farm.

We are well resourced to enhance children’s learning further, supported by amazing kaiako. We are a diverse kindergarten with many cultures. Each tamaiti and their whānau has a dedicated kaiako to awhi them through the transitions – kaitiakitanga.

Poipoia te kākano kia puāwai – Nurture the seed and it will blossom.

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 ample non-contact/professional time per the Kindergarten Teachers', Head Teachers’ and Senior Teachers’ Collective Agreement.  

About you:

  • A motivated, enthusiastic teacher, who is able to put current theory into practice
  • Able to demonstrate a working knowledge of Te Whāriki
  • Committed to te reo māori me ona tikanga, te tiriti o Waitangi and te ao Māori
  • Able to work within a team who have a strong commitment to supporting the social and emotional growth of tamariki
  • 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 and hold current certification and a current first aid certificate.

How to apply

For an application pack please contact:

Ashley Thompson
(07) 985 3124

Vacancy reference #:1HAQP2

Listed 11:30 AM 08 October 2021
Closes 9am 22 October 2021

Central Kids Kindergartens - Helen Downer NZ

ECE centre details

Central Kids Kindergartens - Helen Downer

Type: Free Kindergarten
Maximum licenced places: 30

Service ID: 47888
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Physical address:
100 Malfroy Road, Rotorua

Postal Address:
P O Box 341, Putaruru 3443