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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

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 Putahi Kura Pūhou o Taranaki) currently has vacancies for Relieving Teachers, both qualified / registered and in-training 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.

Arohatia te Mātauranga! We Love Learning!

Kindergarten Administrator

Devon Kindergarten 

We are seeking a very special person to work alongside our highly skilled and motivated Kaiako (teachers) at Devon Kindergarten, New Plymouth.  The successful applicant will be responsible for maintaining effective administration systems and a well-managed and welcoming environment for tamariki (children) and their whanau (family).  This is a part-year position and the hours of work are 15 per week for 47 weeks per year plus holiday pay.

You will be able to:

  • Multi-task and self-manage in a very busy environment.
  • Use technology competently.
  • Demonstrate an excellent work ethic.
  • Communicate effectively with adults and young children, and demonstrate a high level of customer service.

This a relieving position covering parental leave and it is a condition of the relieving appointment that it will be terminated by the employer concerned within one month from the date that the permanent incumbent is to return to work.

Applications for this role close at 4 pm on Monday, 25 November 2019.

Please click on the button below to view the job description  and application formYou must apply for this role via Seek, including the Kindergarten Taranaki application form, your curriculum vitae and covering letter.  Confirmation of employment in this role will be subject to a satisfactory police vetting check.

There re currently no positions available



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
  • Term breaks including 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.