Whaihanga Early Learning Centre Waikato

Early Learning Centre kaiako - Hamilton

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Certificated teacher 

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

  Suitable for beginning teachers
Listed 12:56 PM 08 November 2021
Closes 9am 19 November 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAR3v

We have an exciting opportunity for a kaiako to join our team in Hamilton at our Whaihanga Early Learning Centre. This is a full-time, permanent position working 40 hours per week.

About us:

Central Kids Whaihanga is situated in the grounds of Knighton Normal School in the suburb of Hillcrest in Hamilton. Due to the proximity of the Waikato University, our centre provides quality care and education for tamariki within a short distance of this facility and also for the wider community.

Whaihanga is a small intimate centre. All kaiako are qualified and have a clear commitment to the Central Kids philosophy of using play as a vehicle for future learning. We promote a strong whānau-like atmosphere supported by tuakana/teina relationships among tamariki, and a ‘key kaiako’ system effectively supporting tamariki and their sense of wellbeing and promotes responsive relationships with whānau.

Central Kids provide:

  • A commitment to putting tamariki at the heart to all that we do – Ko ngā tamariki te pūtake
  • 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
  • Support with teacher registration.

About you:

  • A motivated, enthusiastic kaiako, who is able to put current theory into practice
  • A passion for working within a mixed-age centre, with both U2 and O2 aged tamariki 
  • 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 #:1HAR3v

Listed 12:56 PM 08 November 2021
Closes 9am 19 November 2021

Whaihanga Early Learning Centre NZ

ECE centre details

Whaihanga Early Learning Centre

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 40

Service ID: 30245
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Physical address:
45 Knighton Road, Hillcrest, Hamilton

Postal Address:
P O Box 341, Putaruru, Waikato 3443