Wondernauts Waikato

Head teacher infants/toddlers

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Head teacher

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

Listed 1:07 PM 17 January 2022
Closes 12 February 2022
Vacancy reference #: 1HASQb

We are still looking for an inspiring, nurturing, respectful, positive educator who is an advocate for children. 

Wondernauts is a spacious and well-resourced not-for-profit centre located in the lush Ruakura grounds. We have a huge outdoor environment with real grass, an orchard, raised vegetable gardens, mud pits, a campfire, animals and an impressive, purpose-built bike track. Three classrooms collectively support 54 children. We are mindful of group size and ratios that best serve tamariki.

Our beautiful centre boasts a progressive, all-weather curriculum focused on reconnecting children with nature and their local community. We pride ourselves on providing tamariki with experiences outside the classroom and run several weekly 'bush-kindergartens', as well as an intergenerational programme with our local retirement village.

We are looking for an energetic, motivated Head Teacher who loves supporting our tamariki and teaching team. You will need to be positive, well-organised, have an appreciation for Papatuanuku and ideally confident with technology. You will be adaptable and open-minded. We are hoping for a motivated leader who follows best practice and is eager to inspire others. We have an amazing stable staff team and have a fantastic "very well placed" ERO review. 

You need to be ECE qualified and certificated. You must have NZ residency or a valid work visa. Ideally, you have a full drivers licence and willing to drive our centre van for excursions.  

In return for your passion, skills, dedication and loyalty you will be rewarded with supportive management, professional development opportunities, creative freedom, a fun workplace and a great remuneration package. If this is a learning environment that you would like to be a part of, we would love to hear from you!

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Vicki Hill, Manager
(07) 856 3115

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HASQb

Listed 1:07 PM 17 January 2022
Closes 12 February 2022

Wondernauts NZ

ECE centre details


Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 60

Service ID: 34029
ERO report
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Physical address:
Ruakura Research Centre 10 Bisley Road, Hamilton East, Hamilton

Postal Address:
Ruakura Agricultural Centre Private Bag 3123, Hamilton 3240