Barnardos Early Learning Centre Kaikoura Canterbury

Manager early learning centre

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Centre manager

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

Listed 3:31 PM 10 January 2022
Closes 31 January 2022
Vacancy reference #: 1HASEE

This is a chance for you to 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 the tamariki.

 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 whānau 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. 

Skills and experience

  • 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

As this position is covered under the Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, a condition of employment is that staff are fully vaccinated by 1 January 2022.  


  • 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
  • Barnardos has signed up to the pay parity agreement. 

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. 

We review applications as we receive them so please apply today.

How to apply

Please apply via our website.

Rebecca Chatwin
(03) 352 1035

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HASEE

Listed 3:31 PM 10 January 2022
Closes 31 January 2022

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
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Physical address:
50a Ludstone Road, Kaikoura

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