Barnardos Early Learning Centre Kaikoura Canterbury

Early Learning Centre Manager - Kaikōura

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Centre manager

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

Listed 12:55 PM 18 November 2021
Closes 10 December 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HARNa

An exciting leadership opportunity is now available in Kaikōura.  Bring your outstanding leadership qualities and ECE operational management skills to take our dynamic and passionate teaching team to the next level, while continuing to grow an incredible environment for our tamariki. 

The purpose-built centre is located close to town in a unique setting that reflects the natural environment.  

As a leader you will be required to:

  • Provide leadership to create and maintain a fantastic learning environment,   embracing the wonder of every child
  • Provide inspirational opportunities for tamariki, staff and whanau to be kaitiaki of their centre
  • Connect and share the centre with whānau and the wider community
  • Manage all centre operations, including compliance
  • Lead a highly skilled team, including recruiting/induction of new staff
  • Create opportunities to maximise financial and occupancy targets.

Our preferred candidate will have a:

  • Strong background in centre management/leadership
  • Thorough knowledge of the Early Childhood Education Regulations
  • ECE qualified (Bachelor or Diploma of Teaching)
  • Fully certificated teacher
  • Skill in building strong relationships with whānau and attracting new families
  • Strong experience in motivating teaching teams to excel
  • Clear approach and expectations in planning for children within the framework of Te Whāriki. 


In choosing to work for Barnardos, you will enjoy the benefits of working with a large, respected organisation making a difference for tamariki, whānau and communities.

  • Competitive salary
  • Ongoing professional development and support
  • Strong network of Centre Managers across the South Island
  • Generous management time out of ratio
  • Discounted childcare for your own tamariki
  • Wellness programme, purchasing discounts, access to EAP and other services. 

Some relocation assistance may be negotiable with a successful applicant.  

About Barnardos

For over 60 years Barnardos has been shaping brighter futures together with children and families in Aotearoa.

Every day, we’re making a positive, long-lasting difference to children's lives.

How to apply

Please apply via our website

Rebecca Chatwin
(03) 352 1035

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HARNa

Listed 12:55 PM 18 November 2021
Closes 10 December 2021

Barnardos Early Learning Centre Kaikoura NZ

ECE centre details

Barnardos Early Learning Centre Kaikoura

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 47

Service ID: 65034
ERO report
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Physical address:
50a Ludstone Road, Kaikoura

Postal Address:
P O Box 6434, Marion Square, Wellington 6141