Nettie Riley Kindergarten - full-time Teacher Support (fixed-term)

  • 12 month fixed-term position (parental leave cover)

  • Duties commence Monday 29th January 2024

  • Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week (between 7.30am and 5pm)

  • Central Hutt location, close to Hutt Hospital.

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 Nettie Riley Kindergarten

Nettie Riley Kindergarten is located on Witako Street in central Lower Hutt. We offer an all-day, all-year service for 2-5 year olds. This is a great option for families who value the kindergarten teaching philosophy and require a longer day service.

As an all year service, the kindergarten remains open during the term breaks, with a two-week closure period over Christmas/New Year and on public holidays.

The kindergarten is on the ground level of the newly built Hutt Valley Heath Hub with a spacious outdoor area that wraps around the building, providing a variety of spaces for tamariki to explore, learn and play. We are dedicated to providing the best education for tamariki with a 100% qualified and experienced teaching team.

​The position

We are looking for a Teacher Support who will add their energy and enthusiasm to our existing team.  This is a 12-month fixed-term contract, covering for a permanent staff member on parental leave.

The position does not require any formal teaching qualification, but previous experience working with pre-school children is an advantage.

Ideally, you will be available to work for 8 hours between 7.30am and 5pm. 

Our Teacher Support works closely with tamariki, assists the teachers with the learning programme, builds positive working relationships with whānau, prepares resources and completes some housekeeping duties.

The day is spent engaging with children, so you won't be doing any paperwork.  This is a stimulating role where there is constant interaction with tamariki, staff and whānau.  

To be successful at Nettie Riley, you will need:

  • to be willing to learn and develop your natural ability to engage with children

  • to have passion for supporting our tamariki and whānau

  • lots of empathy, tolerance and patience

  •  to be a flexible team player, with a "can do" attitude and a proactive mindset

  • a great sense of humour!

A Position Description for our Teacher Support role can be found at the following link.

Applying for this role

If this sounds like the perfect position for you, please submit your application by clicking on the green button below.  You will need to attach your CV and a covering letter.

Applications close Tuesday 5th December, 5pm - however applications may be reviewed before this date.

Please note that we can only accept applications from people with the legal right to work in New Zealand.

If you have any questions about this position please contact Kristine Allen, HR Manager at or phone 04 920 9841.