Work for us

To apply for a teaching position with Kindergarten Taranaki, applicants must hold:

  • Diploma or Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Current Practising Certificate
  • Current First Aid Certificate

Teacher – Te Whare Oranga Marfell Kindergarten

(Permanent – 40 hours per week)

  • Are you passionate about developing meaningful relationships with tamariki and whānau?
  • Are you knowledgeable about Te Ao Māori and committed to supporting our kaupapa to strengthen the use of te reo and tikanga Māori?
  • If the above sounds like you, we encourage you to apply!

About this role

  • At Marfell Kindergarten we work alongside whānau to reflect their aspirations for their tamaiti, creating an environment that reflects the individual needs of our learners to be confident in their language, culture and identity.
  • We are a ‘Hub’ and enjoy strong reciprocal relationships with whānau and our community, including local schools and support agencies.
  • With Te Whāriki as our foundation, we implement a Kaitiaki approach, working collaboratively for the tamaiti and their whānau.
  • Within the team we use a Distributed Leadership approach that builds confidence and leadership skills for kaiako.
  • This is an exciting opportunity to share your skills, passions, expertise and strengths to enrich learning.

What we offer

  • As part of Kindergarten Taranaki, you have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the KTCA and to be part of an organisation which offers fantastic professional development opportunities and ongoing support for you and your career
  • You will be part of a professional network of 24 kindergartens and supported by the Professional Team
  • We encourage all kindergartens to be involved in Enviroschools, Incredible Years, Healthy Heart and deepening our cultural journey to strengthen Te Ao Māori
  • Start 3 May 2021

All applicants must hold a NZ recognised ECE qualification and current registration (or provide evidence that it has been applied for).  Click on the button below to download an application pack or phone 027 639 9830.

Applications close 4 pm, Monday, 22 February 2021

Westown Kindergarten

Head Teacher

Permanent, full-time (40 hours per week)

  • We are looking for a leader who serves others; has strengths in mentoring and collectively working alongside tamariki, colleagues, whānau and community to foster pathways for future generations.
  • Are you knowledgeable about Te Ao Māori and committed to ensuring that te reo Māori not only survives but thrives?
  • Are you courageous, strong and resilient to change, can overcome challenges and able to lead others by remaining positive and future focused?
  • Are you able to inspire, motivate and support teachers to continually improve teaching and learning?
  • Are you able to lead and support others in working towards a shared strategic vision of the Kindergarten Association?
  • Are you a leader who is culturally responsive in ensuring tamariki and whānau are provided with equitable opportunities to learn?

About this role

  • You would lead a team of 4 other teachers, plus support staff, to provide a high quality programme for 40 tamariki
  • This Kindergarten has strong links in the community with the local school and support agencies
  • We are an inclusive environment and we advocate strongly for tamariki and whanau

 What we offer you

  • You have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the KTCA and ongoing professional development opportunities
  • You will be part of a professional network of 24 Head Teachers
  • Ongoing support with assessment / internal evaluation / teaching as inquiry / educative mentoring and pedagogical leadership and management
  • We encourage all Kindergartens to be involved in Enviroschools, Incredible Years, Healthy Heart and to be part of a deepening cultural journey to strengthen Te Ao Māori across the organisation

All applicants must hold a NZ recognised ECE qualification and current registration. For further information about our Kindergartens and to download an application pack go to our website or phone 027 639 9830. Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 24 January 2021.

Relieving Teachers – Kindergarten Taranaki

Expressions of Interest for Relieving Teachers – Kindergarten Taranaki

Are you passionate about providing a learning environment for all tamariki / whānau / kaiako and dedicated to making a difference in our local community?

If you want to make a difference, we would love to hear from you!  Kindergarten Taranaki (Te Pūtahi Kura Pūhou o Taranaki) currently has vacancies for qualified/registered Teachers to provide relieving cover within the 24 kindergartens across the Taranaki region.  Primary trained teachers may apply for relief teaching work.

Kindergarten Taranaki provides learning environments that are reflective of the communities and whānau that we serve.  Through our vision of “enriching learning”, we deliver our mission of “inspiring tamariki, supporting whānau and growing communities by being innovative leaders in early learning”.

If you want flexible working hours that are well remunerated then we look forward to your application.   Please include in your covering letter an indication of the locations within Taranaki where you would be willing to provide relief cover.

Please forward the completed Kindergarten Taranaki application form with your curriculum vitae to .

Arohatia te Mātauranga! We Love Learning!

Why choose Kindergarten?

  • Kindergarten Taranaki is the largest ECE provider and employer of ECE Teachers in Taranaki. Our teachers enjoy the following benefits:
  • Collaborative and reciprocal relationships with children and families/whanau in their communities
  • Collegial support/mentoring from highly experienced teachers
  • Excellent Professional learning and development opportunities
  • Generous non- contact time
  • Individualised induction programmes
  • Six weeks annual leave
  • Pay parity with Primary/Secondary Teachers and recognition for higher qualifications i.e. degrees*
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Support and Guidance programmes for Provisionally Registered Teachers

*The Kindergarten Teachers, Head Teachers and Senior Teachers Collective Agreement  has details of salary scales and conditions of employment.