Epuni Kindergarten - Head Teacher, full-time

  • Monday- Friday, 8.00am - 4.30pm

  • 6 weeks annual leave 

  • 4 weeks professional leave

  • Competitive salary rate

  • PLD opportunities and Head Teacher Leadership days.

Who are we?

Hutt City Kindergartens have been growing young learners for 95 years in Lower Hutt, providing quality and affordable early childhood education. Our teaching teams are passionate about providing rich learning environments where children can explore, develop and have fun. We welcome people who share that passion.

We are a not-for-profit dedicated to making quality early childhood education accessible to all. We have 20 kindergartens throughout the Hutt Valley, including Stokes Valley, Central Hutt, Western Hill and Wainuiomata. We are proud to be an integral part of our local community and celebrate our cultural diversity and identity.

About Epuni Kindergarten

Epuni Kindergarten sits on a sheltered sunny site at the end of a long driveway off Durham Crescent – close to the local primary school. Our families frequently tell us what a vibrant and welcoming environment it is!

Our teaching team places huge importance on listening to the children, developing an understanding of them and getting to know them really well, so we can provide a wide range of experiences to support their individual learning needs. 

The team is made up of four highly experienced Teachers, an Administrator and of course, a Head Teacher!

​The Head Teacher position

Hutt City Kindergartens is seeking an experienced leader with the skills and passion to maintain the quality service that Epuni Kindergarten is known for.

You will be able to demonstrate that you can:

  • lead collaborative working relationships that inspire the team to excel

  • provide an inclusive learning environment that is focused on the development of tamariki's social wellbeing

  • effectively manage the financial resources available, to support the kindergarten operations

  • work collaboratively with outside agencies

  • maintain and promote respectful and positive relationships with whānau and the community

  • develop innovative and creative play spaces that encourage tamariki to explore and learn.

You will also have a high level of knowledge and practice of Te Whāriki and current learning and teaching theories.

You'll receive:

  • 6 weeks annual leave 

  • 15 non-contact hours per week

  • 4 weeks professional leave

  • Regular PLD opportunities, including Head Teacher Leaderships Days (4 per year).

A Position Description for our Head Teacher role can be found by clicking the green button below.

Applying for this role

Applicants must hold a:

  • Minimum of Dip. Tch (ECE or Primary)

  • Current Practicing Certificate from the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand

  • Current first aid certificate.

Applications close Monday 19th February, 5pm - however, applications may be reviewed before this date.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristine Allen at hr@huttkindergartens.org.nz or phone 04 920 9841.