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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

Orapa Kindergarten

Teacher

 (Part-time – 17 hours per week, 0.425 FTE)

 Are you passionate about developing meaningful relationships with tamariki and whānau by respecting aspirations for their tamaiti.  Are you 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 a desire to further learning in the use of te reo and tikanga Māori, is essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team to develop and grow the service with new ideas, share your passion, expertise and strengths to enrich learning. Creating an environment where learners can be confident in their language, culture and identity is highly valued in this kindergarten. The aim is that tamariki gain a sense of turangawaewae in this place.

About this role

  • You will be part of a team that works collaboratively to respond to the diverse needs of our learning community
  • Orapa Kindergarten has strong whanau support and established relationships with schools, support services and the local community
  • A strong emphasis on maintaining our Pā-Harakeke Healthy Heart Award and involving the community in sustainable practices

What we offer

  • 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 and ongoing support for your career
  • You will be part of a professional network of 24 Kindergartens
  • All Kindergartens are Enviroschools
  • We encourage all Kindergartens to be involved in Incredible Years, Healthy Heart and deepening our cultural journey to strengthen Te Ao Māori

All applicants must hold a NZ recognised ECE qualification and current registration.  To download an application pack click on the button below, or phone 027 639 9830.

Applications close at 4 pm on Monday, 22 November 2021.

Teacher – Waitara Central Kindergarten

(Permanent, part-time ­- 17 hours per week, 0.425 FTE)

 Are you passionate about developing meaningful relationships with tamariki and whānau, by respecting their aspirations for their tamaiti 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 confident in the use of te reo and tikanga Māori is essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team to develop and grow the service with new ideas, share your passion, expertise and strengths to enrich learning. Creating an environment where learners can be confident in their language, culture and identity is highly valued in this place.

About this role

  • Waitara Central Kindergarten has established strong community relationships that support positive outcomes for tamariki and whānau.

What we offer

  • 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 and ongoing support for you and your career
  • You will be part of a professional network of 24 Kindergartens
  • All 24 Kindergartens are Enviroschools
  • We encourage all Kindergartens to be involved in Incredible Years, Healthy Heart and deepening our cultural journey to strengthen Te Āo Māori

All applicants must hold a NZ recognised ECE qualification and current teacher registration. To download an application pack click on the button below, or phone 027 639 9830.

Applications close on Monday, 22 November 2021 at 4 pm

Hawera Kindergarten – Teacher

 (Full-time = 1.00 FTE, 40 hours per week)

Start date: 17 January 2022

  • Are you passionate about developing meaningful relationships with tamariki and whānau, by respecting aspirations for their tamaiti and dedicated in making a difference in our local community?
  • Are you knowledgeable about Te Ao Māori and committed to ensuring that te reo Māori not only survives but thrives?

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team to develop and grow the service with new ideas, share your passion, expertise and strengths to enrich learning. Creating an environment where learners can be confident in their identity, language and culture is highly valued in this place.

About this role

  • Hawera Kindergarten has a beautiful environment with mature trees and an uncluttered learning environment, including natural materials and loose parts, with a strong commitment to sustainable practices and involving tamariki in real-life learning experiences. Hawera Kindergarten has strong whānau support and established relationships with schools, support services and the local community

What we offer

  • 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 and ongoing support for your career
  • You will be part of a professional network of 24 Kindergartens
  • All Kindergartens are Enviroschools
  • We encourage all Kindergartens to be involved in Incredible Years, Healthy Heart and deepening our cultural journey to strengthen Te Ao Māori

All applicants must hold a NZ recognised ECE qualification and current teacher registration. To download an application pack click on the button below, or phone 027 639 9830.

Applications close on Monday, 22 November 2021 at 4 pm

Brooklands Kindergarten – Teacher

 (Permanent, full-time 1.00 FTE 40 hours per week)

Are you passionate about developing meaningful relationships with tamariki and whānau, by respecting their aspirations for their tamaiti 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 confident in the use of te reo and tikanga Māori is essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team to develop and grow the service with new ideas, share your passion, expertise and strengths to enrich learning. Creating an environment where learners can be confident in their identity, language and culture is highly valued in this place.

About the role                          

  • At Brooklands Kindergarten you would be part of a team of 4 teachers, plus support staff, to provide a high quality programme for 40 tamariki
  • We are working towards sustainability for education embedding the Enviroschools principles
  • We have strong whanaungatanga relationships with whanau, tamaiti and the wider community

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 and ongoing support for you and your career
  • You will be part of a professional network of 24 kindergartens and supported by the Professional Team
  • We encourage all kindergartens to be involved in Enviroschools, Incredible Years, Healthy Heart and deepening our cultural journey to strengthen Te Ao Māori

All applicants must hold a NZ recognised ECE qualification and current teacher registration. To download an application pack click on the button below, or phone 027 639 9830.

Applications close on Monday, 22 November 2021 at 4 pm

Eltham Kindergarten

Teacher (Permanent, part-time 0.925 FTE 37 hours per week)

Are you passionate about developing meaningful relationships with tamariki and whānau, by respecting their aspirations for their tamaiti 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 confident in the use of te reo and tikanga Māori is essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team to develop and grow the service with new ideas, share your passion, expertise and strengths to enrich learning. Creating an environment where learners can be confident in their identity, language and culture is highly valued.

About the role                          

  • At Eltham Kindergarten you would be part of a team of three teachers, plus support staff, to provide a high quality programme for 30/20 tamariki
  • We are working towards sustainability for education embedding the Enviroschools principles
  • We have strong whanaungatanga relationships with whānau, tamaiti and the wider community
  • Set in a small country town fifteen minutes from the dairy hub of Hawera

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 and ongoing support for you and your career
  • You will be part of a professional network of 24 kindergartens and supported by the Professional Team
  • We encourage all kindergartens to be involved in Enviroschools, Incredible Years, Healthy Heart and deepening our cultural journey to strengthen Te Ao Māori

All applicants must hold a NZ recognised ECE qualification and current teacher registration. To download an application pack click on the button below, or phone 027 639 9830.

Applications close on Monday, 22 November 2021 at 4 pm

Inglewood Kindergarten

Head Teacher

(Permanent, full-time 1.00 FTE 40 hours per week)

  • We are looking for a leader who serves others; has strengths in mentoring and collectively working alongside tamariki, colleagues, whānau and community to foster pathways for future generations.
  • Are you knowledgeable about Te Ao Māori and committed to ensuring that te reo Māori not only survives but thrives?
  • Are you courageous, strong and resilient to change, can overcome challenges and able to lead others by remaining positive and future focused?
  • Are you able to inspire, motivate and support teachers to continually improve teaching and learning?
  • Are you able to lead and support others in working towards a shared strategic vision of the Kindergarten Association?
  • Are you a leader who is culturally responsive in ensuring tamariki and whānau are provided with equitable opportunities to learn?

About this role

  • Inglewood kindergarten is nestled in a small rural community 15 minutes South of New Plymouth.
  • Inglewood Kindergarten has a strong standing in the community and prides itself on its strong reciprocal relationships including being actively involved in Te Kāhui ako o Kohanga moa.

What we offer you

  • As part of Kindergarten Taranaki, you have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the KTCA and ongoing professional development opportunities
  • You will be part of a professional network of 24 Head Teachers
  • Ongoing support with assessment / internal evaluation / teaching as inquiry / educative mentoring and pedagogical leadership and management
  • We encourage all Kindergartens to be involved in Enviroschools, Incredible Years, Healthy Heart and to be part of a deepening cultural journey to strengthen Te Ao Māori across the organisation

All applicants must hold a NZ recognised ECE qualification and current registration. For further information about our Kindergartens and to download an application pack go to our website www.kindergartentaranaki.co.nz or phone 027 639 9830. Applications close Monday, 22 November 2021 at 4 pm.

Tawhiti Kindergarten

Head Teacher

Permanent, full-time (40 hours per week, 1.00 FTE)

  • We seek a leader who serves others; has strengths in mentoring and collectively working alongside tamariki, colleagues, whānau and community to foster pathways for future generations.
  • Are you knowledgeable about Te Ao Māori and committed to ensuring that te reo Māori not only survives but thrives?
  • Are you courageous, strong and resilient to change, can overcome challenges and able to lead others by remaining positive and future focused?
  • Are you able to inspire, motivate and support teachers to continually improve teaching and learning?
  • Are you able to lead and support others in working towards a shared strategic vision of the Kindergarten Association?
  • Are you a leader who is culturally responsive in ensuring tamariki and whānau are provided with equitable opportunities to learn?

About this role

  • You would lead a team of three teachers, plus support staff, to provide a high quality programme for 32 tamariki
  • Tawhiti Kindergarten has established relationships with schools, support services and the local community
  • Tawhiti is an Enviroschools Kindergarten working toward embedding these principles within their learning community

What we offer you

  • You have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the KTCA and ongoing professional development opportunities
  • You will be part of a professional network of 24 Head Teachers
  • Ongoing support with assessment / internal evaluation / Professional Growth Cycle / educative mentoring and pedagogical leadership and management
  • All of our Kindergartens are involved in Enviroschools, Incredible Years, Healthy Heart and are part of a deepening cultural journey to strengthen Te Ao Māori across the organisation

All applicants must hold a NZ recognised ECE qualification and current Teacher Registration. For further information about our Kindergartens and to download an application pack go to our website www.kindergartentaranaki.co.nz or phone 027 639 9830. Applications close on Monday, 22 November 2021 at 4 pm.

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 Pūtahi Kura Pūhou o Taranaki) currently has vacancies for qualified/registered 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.

Please forward the completed Kindergarten Taranaki application form with your curriculum vitae to admin@kindergartentaranaki.co.nz .

Arohatia te Mātauranga! We Love Learning!

COOK

NGAMOTU & WESTOWN KINDERGARTENS

We are seeking two very special people to work alongside our highly motivated and skilled teachers at Ngamotu and Westown Kindergartens, New Plymouth.  At each Kindergarten the position has responsibility for preparing meals for children from 2 years to school age.

The successful applicants will be skilled in providing a balanced, nutritious menu for growing children and, ideally, have a Food Handling Certificate.

This position is for 15 hours per week (3 hours per day from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm), five days per week for approximately 47 weeks of the year.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 28 November 2021.

You will find the job description for the role of Cook, and application form at http://www.kindergartentaranaki.co.nz  You must apply for this role via Seek, including uploading the completed Kindergarten Taranaki application form with 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 Children’s Act 2014.

FYI:  The Government has announced nationwide mandatory vaccination for the education work force as a means of protecting the children attending our service, protecting one another, and protecting our broader community.

Under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 (“the Order”) after 15 November 2021 only people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, or people holding a valid vaccination exemption, may work at our Kindergartens, or to be around children in our Kindergartens during Kindergarten opening hours.

MEAL CO-ORDINATOR

KORU KINDERGARTEN, STRATFORD

We are seeking a very special person to work alongside our highly motivated and skilled teachers at Koru Kindergarten, Stratford.  The position has responsibility for preparing meals for children from 3 months to school age.

The successful applicant will be skilled in providing a balanced, nutritious menu for growing children and, ideally, have a Food Handling Certificate.

This position is for 32.5 hours per week (6.5 hours per day from 8.00 am to 3.00 pm), five days per week for approximately 47 weeks of the year.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 5 December 2021.

You will find the job description for the role of Cook, and application form at http://www.kindergartentaranaki.co.nz  You must apply for this role via Seek, including uploading the completed Kindergarten Taranaki application form with 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 Children’s Act 2014.

FYI:  The Government has announced nationwide mandatory vaccination for the education work force as a means of protecting the children attending our service, protecting one another, and protecting our broader community.

Under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 (“the Order”) after 15 November 2021 only people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, or people holding a valid vaccination exemption, may work at our Kindergartens, or be around children in our Kindergartens during Kindergarten opening hours.

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.