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

Head Teacher Eltham Kindergarten – Full-time,  Long-term relieving, effective from beginning of Term I, 2018.  Salary Scale K2.  Eltham offers a 1 : 10 teacher/child ratio for a group of 30 children attending either a 6 hour day or sessions within the day – an exciting opportunity to lead a team of dynamic professionals providing a vibrant learning programme for young children in a well-resourced and beautiful environment.  This is a maternity leave position and one month’s notice may be given should the permanent incumbent decide to return to work early.

Applications and referees reports close 4 pm, Monday, 11 December 2017.

Bell Block Pohutakawa Kindergarten

Are you passionate about providing a learning environment for all tamariki / whānau / kaiako and dedicated to making a difference in our local community? The ability to establish and foster genuine and meaningful relationships with local hapū and iwi and develop the use of te reo and tikanga Māori is essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team, develop and grow the service with new ideas, share your passion and enrich learning.

About the role

  • This kindergarten is set in a beautiful environment with mature trees and an uncluttered learning environment, including natural materials and loose parts to stimulate the children’s imagination, inventiveness and creativity. Bell Block Kindergarten has strong whānau support and established relationships with schools and other support services.

What we offer you

  • 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.
  • You will be part of a professional network of 24 Kindergartens and supported by the Professional Team.
  • Ongoing support with assessment / planning / evaluation / internal evaluation / teaching as inquiry / mentoring / pedagogical leadership.
  • We encourage all kindergartens to be involved in Enviroschools, Incredible Years and Healthy Heart and to be part of a deepening cultural journey to strengthen Te Ao Māori across the organisation.


Applications close:   4 pm Monday, 11 December 2017

Patea Kindergarten – Permanent 0.8125 FTE Teacher, Salary Scale K1.  Patea offers a 1 : 10 teacher/child ratio for a group of 30 children attending five 4  hr mornings and two 6 hr days per week.

 Applications close:   4 pm Monday, 11 December 2017

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!

Property Coordinator – Kindergarten Taranaki

Kindergarten Taranaki is a leading provider of early childhood education.  Our mission is “Inspiring tamariki, supporting whānau, growing communities by being innovative leaders in early learning”.

We pride ourselves on creating and maintaining safe, inspiring and fit-for-purpose learning environments. The Property Coordinator role is key to delivering our Property Strategy by ensuring compliance and enabling property enhancements and maintenance across the 25 Kindergarten Taranaki sites.

Bring your property knowledge and experience, effective communication and organisational skills, as well as a flexible and “can-do” attitude to a rewarding role with a community organisation.

A job description for this role can be found under “Work for us” at  Please apply for this role with a covering letter and CV via Seek.

Applications close Friday 24th November at 4 pm

We love learning.  Arohatia te mātauranga!

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.