Taita Kindergarten - Part Time Teacher (parental leave cover)

  • Fixed-term opportunity, covering parental leave
  • Part-time - 16 hours a week
  • Monday - Friday, 12.00pm - 1.30pm.  The remaining hours are negotiable
  • Duties commence 24 January 2023 and end 21 December 2023

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 Hills 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.

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 is "Poipoia te kakano kia puawai.  Nurture the seed and it will blossom".

​The position

We are looking for an energetic and dedicated part-time teacher to join the team at Taita Kindergarten. This is a fixed-term position, while a permanent Teacher is on parental leave.  It commences on 24th January 2023.

You will cover lunch breaks and Head Teacher release time, and there is some flexibility to set your own schedule (outside of the required 12.00 - 1.30pm hours). With 11 contact hours and 5 non-contact hours, you will also participate in team meetings and will complete learner assessments.

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 kindergarten 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 PLD opportunities.

Applications close Monday 12th December at 5pm, however applications may be reviewed before this date.

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