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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

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Relieving Teachers

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 (including primary) to provide relieving cover within the 24 kindergartens across the Taranaki region.

 

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 recruitment@kindergartentaranaki.co.nz

 

Arohatia te Mātauranga! We Love Learning!

KINDERGARTEN ADMINISTRATOR  ~  2 positions:  1 fixed-term & 1 permanent

Koru Kindergarten, Stratford (fixed-term)

We are seeking a very special person to work alongside our highly skilled and motivated Kaiako/Teachers at Koru Kindergarten, Stratford.  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 fixed-term  position for 15 hours per week from 16 September 2024 to 16 May 2025 covering parental 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 customer service

Applications close on Monday, 5 August 2024 at 8 am.

 

Stratford Central Kindergarten (permanent)

We are seeking a very special person to work alongside our highly skilled and motivated Kaiako/Teachers at Stratford Central Kindergarten, Stratford.  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.  The position is for 12 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.

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 close on Monday, 5 August 2024 at 8 am.

 

To download the application form and job description  click on the buttons below.  You must apply for this role via Seek, including uploading the completed Kindergarten Taranaki application form, as well as your curriculum vitae and covering letter.  NB:  Confirmation of employment in this role will be subject to satisfactory safety checks and police vetting required under the Children’s Act 2014.

RELIEVING COOK and/or DRIVER/ASSISTANT DRIVER

Kindergarten Taranaki is seeking casual staff to stand in at short notice to relieve as Cook or Van Driver at our Kindergartens.

As Relieving Cook you will be skilled in preparing and serving nutritious meals for children from two years of age and, ideally have a Food Handling certificate.  The hours of work are usually four (4) per day from approximately 9 am to 1 pm.  Kindergarten Taranaki currently has five (5) food service kindergartens that may require relief cooks.  Kindergarten Taranaki is supported by the national charity KidsCan NZ providing appropriate and nutritiously satisfying meals for young, growing children.

As Relieving Driver you will be responsible for the collection and delivery of children from their homes to Orapa and Waitara Central Kindergartens in Waitara.  The hours of work are three (3) per day from 8-9.30 am and 2.15-3.45 pm.  This position requires a current full Driver Licence.

Please download the Application Form by clicking on the button below and return the completed application form to recruitment@kindergartentaranaki.co.nz .  Confirmation of employment in this role will be subject to satisfactory safety checks and police vetting required under the Children’s Act 2014.

Van Driver positions = (1 x Driver, 1 x Driver Assistant)

If you enjoy working with children we are seeking two very special people to work alongside our highly motivated and skilled teachers at Orapa and Waitara Central Kindergartens in Waitara, to provide a transport service for the enrolled children.

We have two part-time Driver positions available working 15 hours per week, each position, Monday to Friday from 8-9.30 am and 2.15-3.45 pm each day.

The Driver and Driver Assistant are responsible for the collection and delivery of children from their homes to the Kindergarten/s and their return to home safely and efficiently.  One person would be driving the Kindergarten Van while the other would be assisting the children on and off the Van.

Both positions require a current full Driver Licence.

Support staff are employed on a part year, part time basis.

To download the Application form and Job Description click on the button below.

Confirmation of employment in this role will be subject to satisfactory safety checks and police vetting required under the Children’s Act 2014.

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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.