Taita Kindergarten - Part Time Teacher

  • Permanent Part time - 16 hours a week 
  • 5 days per week - essential hours are 12.00pm – 1.30pm Monday – Friday, the remaining hours are negotiable. 

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 Taita Kindergarten

Taita Kindergarten offers a welcoming home-away-from-home environment for tamariki and their whānau.

Our team aspires to develop a lifelong passion for learning in our tamariki, encouraging questions and creatively discovering new ways and ideas to teach through play. Our teachers create experiences and opportunities to help children develop the social skills and attitude they need for a future of learning.

Taita Kindergarten is part of the KidsCan ECE programme where food is supplied for all children five days a week. Meals consist of sandwiches, yogurt, fruit and three cooked meals per week. Each child also receives a new pair of shoes and a rain jacket. 

We are proud that our kindergarten has become a meeting place for families in our multi-cultural suburb and a place for tamariki to express who they are. Our Philosophy – whakatauki “Poipoi te kakano kia puawai”  Nurture the seed and it will blossom.

​The position

We are are looking for an energetic and dedicated teacher to join the team at Taita Kindergarten

A Position Description for our Teaching roles can be found at the following link.

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
  • COVID-19 Vaccination certificate*.

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

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

Ideally, the succesful candidate will start on Friday 21 January 2022 - the start of Term One.

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

*This role is covered by the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, so applicants must either be vaccinated or have a medical exemption.