Play and Learn - Karaka West Auckland

ECE Kaiako

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Certificated teacher 

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts, Hauora, Hangarau, Ngā Reo, Ngā Toi, Te Reo Māori, Te Reo Pākehā, Tikanga ā-iwi, Pāngarau, Pūtaiao, Belonging / Mana Whenua, Contribution / Mana Tangata, Communication / Mana Reo, Exploration / Mana Aotūroa, Well-being / Mana Atua

  Suitable for beginning teachers
Listed 2:01 pm 16 November 2022
Closes 4pm 02 December 2022
Vacancy reference #: 1HAY4M

Are you looking for the opportunity to develop, within small ECE centre with a focus on nature and community?  Would you like to be part of the wider Play and Learn team (established 1994), valuing empowering, holistic and vital environments and programmes for tamariki? We seek an enthusiastic kaiako who values play based learning in natural environments. The position is suitable for a beginning teacher or someone looking for leadership opportunities. Position can be full-time or part-time. 

Situated in the heart of the local community, in the rural Kingseat area, our mixed age group centre at Karaka West is 20 mins easy driving from Papakura, Pukekohe and Waiuku. Our individualised programme is inspiring and democratic, with a major emphasis on out of centre and outdoor nature/forest based programmes. (We have been implementing community and nature based (forest school) programmes since 1995 and offer specialised training and development).Our mixed age settings also support tamariki to work together and to learn from more capable peers.

We offer pay parity and have very supportive management, whānau and community. To see our programmes in action please visit our website

Are you practical, self-motivated, reflective, organised and energetic? Applicants should be flexible and creative, be a team player with excellent communication skills and be open to professional development and further learning.  If you would enjoy working for Play and Learn we would love to discuss this opportunity with you.

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Iuliana Martin, Professional Leader
(027) 230 0424

Vacancy reference #:1HAY4M

Listed 2:01 pm 16 November 2022
Closes 4pm 02 December 2022

Play and Learn - Karaka West NZ

ECE centre details

Play and Learn - Karaka West

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 54

Service ID: 47776
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Physical address:
59 McKenzie Road Kingseat, Waiau Pa

Postal Address:
Waiau Pa, South Auckland 2345