Dargaville Playcentre Northland

Session support worker

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Supervisor

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

  Suitable for beginning teachers
Listed 12:22 PM 19 January 2022
Closes 5pm 04 February 2022
Vacancy reference #: 1HAST7

Te Whānau Tupu Ngātahi o Aotearoa - Playcentre Aotearoa is a well known and loved early childhood organisation with over 70 years of supporting parents to take the lead in their children’s learning through play. Playcentre operates 450 playcentres throughout the country and has just over 1,000 staff members who are employed in and over a number of roles. 

Purpose of the position: 

To assist parents/ caregivers and whānau on session to ensure sessions run smoothly, parents are supported in their role as kaiako and children's needs are catered for, while role modelling playcentre philosophy and current practices.

Start date:

8 February 2022

Position location:

Dargaville Playcentre, 7 Ranfurly Street, Dargaville 0310

Mamaranui Playcentre, 2091 State Highway 12, Mamaranui 0373


14 hours per week. Monday and Friday mornings at Dargaville. Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Mamaranui. 4 sessions in total. Term time only. 

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a playcentre course 3 qualification or higher, or early childhood qualification;
  • Hold a current first aid certificate; or be prepared to achieve this. 

Desirable skills and experience will include:

  • A passion for playcentre and our philosophy
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with experience at centre level with tamariki and adults
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Te Whāriki and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Ability to support and empower parents, whānau and caregivers in their role as kaiako
  • Passion for supporting te reo Māori and tikanga and engaging all whānau to feel a sense of belonging on our sessions.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

How to apply

For further information, a position description and to apply for this role, email with your CV and cover letter, – Dargaville & Mamaranui in the subject line, and direct enquiries to:

Keri Squires
(027) 808 6416

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAST7

Listed 12:22 PM 19 January 2022
Closes 5pm 04 February 2022

Dargaville Playcentre NZ

ECE centre details

Dargaville Playcentre

Type: Playcentre
Maximum licenced places: 30

Service ID: 16462
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Physical address:
Ranfurly Street, Dargaville

Postal Address:
P O Box 57217, Porirua 5026