Moera Kindergarten - Head Teacher

  • Full time, permanent

Who are we?

Hutt City Kindergartens have been growing young learners for over 90 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 can share in 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 Moera Kindergarten

Our outside environment features a large area providing space for children to explore the natural environment. Encouraging them to observe the changes that different seasons bring and investigate their working theories. While at the same time challenging themselves physically as they have fun and develop friendships in a safe and nurturing environment.  

This is complimented by a spacious and well-resourced indoor play area which reflects the importance we place on families sense of well being and belonging. Our warm and welcoming home-like environment celebrates the children's learning and sharing this with their families. 
 Moera Kindergarten is located close to the Moera shopping centre and public transport.

​The position

We are looking for an Early Childhood educational leader to lead the team, tamariki and whānau at Moera Kindergarten.

The ideal candidate will be an inspirational, creative leader and passionate head teacher, who is able to demonstrate the following:

Professional Leadership

  • Leadership experience in curriculum design and delivery.
  • An ability to incorporate the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and extend own and others’ knowledge of Te Reo Māori and tikanga Māori.
  • Strategic thinker with a strong focus on improving the quality of education for children using self – review processes.
  • The ability to develop learning partnerships with whānau and able to improve learning outcomes for Māori and Pacific children.
  • An ability to improve team effectiveness through active coaching and mentoring strategies that grows teachers’ capability and capacity.
  • Effective communication/listening skills and well developed literacy skills.
  • A critical and reflective practitioner that makes ethical and well placed decisions to develop practices of inclusion.
  • Lead and develop the leadership of quality improvement processes and initiatives.

Operations and Relationship Management

  • Have a working knowledge of relevant compliance related to legislation through monitoring and reporting requirements for an ECE environment
  • Effective coaching and mentoring skills
  • Current professional knowledge and experience to lead curriculum design in line with Te Whāriki and Tātaiako
  • The proven ability to build partnerships with whānau/families that promote positive learning outcomes for all children
  • A critical thinker that generates ethical, well placed decisions that positions the child powerfully within their cultural context

A Position Description for our Head Teacher role can be found at the following below.

Applying for this role

Applicants must hold a:

  • Minimum of Dip. Tch (ECE)
  • Full/provisional certification
  • Current First Aid certificate

We offer competitive pay rates, 6 weeks’ annual leave and paid professional time during term breaks. 

Applications close Sunday 28 March, 5pm - however, applications maybe reviewed before this date.

The successful candidate would ideally commence at the start of Term 2, 2021 - 3 May 2021 or sooner.

If you have any questions about this position please contact Lynette Chin, HR Manager at hr@huttkindergartens.org.nz or phone 04 920 9841.