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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 – Marfell 

We are seeking a very special person to work alongside our highly skilled and motivated Kaiako (teachers) at Marfell 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 whānau (family).  This is a part-year position and the hours of work are 15 per week for approximately 48 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.

Applications for this role close at midnight on Sunday, 23 August 2020.

Click on the button below for the job description for the role of Kindergarten Administrator, and application form. You must apply for this role via Seek, including uploading the Kindergarten Taranaki application form, your curriculum vitae and covering letter.  Confirmation of employment in this role will be subject to satisfactory safety checks and police vetting required under the Vulnerable Children Act.

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.