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

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

We are seeking a very special person to work alongside our highly skilled and motivated teachers at Avon Kindergarten, Stratford.  The successful applicant will be responsible for maintaining effective administration systems and a well-managed and welcoming environment for tamariki and their whanau.  The position is for 15 hours per week, during term time only (approximately 46 weeks per year including 4 weeks of annual leave).

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 client service.

To view the Job Description for the role of Kindergarten Administrator click on the button below.

You must apply for this role via Seek, including your curriculum vitae and a covering letter as well as completing and attaching the Kindergarten Taranaki Application Form.

Confirmation of employment in this role will be subject to a satisfactory police vet, and referees’ checks required under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.

Applications close at midnight on 25 March 2019.

Human Resources Generalist

 About the business

Kindergarten Taranaki is an iconic brand within the early childhood education sector.  We are a community-based not-for-profit organisation with a proud tradition as leaders in the provision of quality early childhood education.

About the role

This role is a true generalist HR role.  Working within an organisation of around 200 employees, you will be able to use your HR skills and experience to influence and deliver on the HR agenda.

The role is part-time 0.5 FTE, with flexibility of hours negotiable, including the option of term-time only work (part-year employment).  You can find a job description for this role under “other positions” at

Skills and experience

To apply for this role please submit your curriculum vitae and covering letter via seek.  This vacancy will close at the end of the business day – 27 March 2019.  You will need to demonstrate in your application how you meet the below criteria:

  • Degree level qualification in Human Resources or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Strong skills and significant experience as a generalist HR practitioner
  • High level of professional credibility, confidentiality and interpersonal skills
  • Sound knowledge of employment law
  • Positive and empowering verbal and written communication
  • A demonstrated commitment to biculturalism and the development of te reo Māori skills
  • Confidence and competence in using IT
  • A commitment to building sustainable practices into all aspects of work
  • A high level of resilience and persistence

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.