Stokes Valley Kindergarten - Part Time Teacher

  • Permanent part-time position - 16 hours a week 

  • Monday - Friday, 11.30am - 1.00pm.  The remaining hours are negotiable

  • Job commences from Monday 22nd July.

Who are we?

Hutt City Kindergartens have been growing young learners for over 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 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 Hills and Wainuiomata. We are proud to be an integral part of our local community and celebrate our cultural diversity and identity.

About Stokes Valley Kindergarten

The team at Stokes Valley Kindergarten is passionate about providing learning experiences that focus on the interests and needs of tamariki. The child certainly is ‘the heart of the matter’ at our kindergarten. Our beautiful outdoor area has numerous gardens, and is complemented by a spacious and well-resourced indoor play area.

We are inspired by innovative learning spaces and strive to develop experiences alongside children that are filled with curiosity and wonder. Tamariki are encouraged to lead their own learning here and the team is committed to providing ongoing learning experiences that reflect children’s interest through play.

​The position

We are looking for an energetic and dedicated part-time teacher to join the team at Stokes Valley Kindergarten. This is a permanent, part-time role where you'll be supporting the team with lunch cover, Head Teacher release time and assessments.  As a valued team member, you'll also be involved in weekly team meetings.

You will be working 16 hours per week, Monday to Friday (11 hours of contact and 5 hours of non-contact time).  It's vital that you can work between 11.30am - 1.00pm every day, but there is some room to negotiate the remaining hours.

 To be successful in this role, you will need to:

·         have a solid knowledge and understanding of Te Whāriki

·         be a reliable, trustworthy and flexible team player, with a "can do" attitude

·         value and celebrate each child’s unique personality

·         be able to work in partnership with whānau and the community.

Tamariki will benefit from having another teacher who will bring their own unique skills and interests to the kindergarten and you will love working with a small team of experienced and passionate professionals.

A Position Description for our teaching role can be found by clicking on the green link 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.

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

Applications close Monday 8th July at 5pm, however applications may be reviewed before this date.

Please note that you must have the legal right to work in Aotearoa New Zealand before applying for this role.  

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