Taita Kindergarten - Full-time Teacher

  • Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 4.30pm

  • Professional Learning and Development opportunities in the term breaks

  • 6 weeks annual leave

Who are we?

Hutt City Kindergartens have been growing young learners for 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 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.

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 this whakatauki:  Poipoia te kakano Kia puawai - Nuture the seed and it will blossom.

​The position

We are looking for a qualified and enthusiastic kindergarten teacher to bring their passion and enthusiasm to Taita Kindergarten.

To be successful, you will need to:

  • have knowledge and understanding of Te Whāriki

  • be a 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

  • have a great sense of humour! 

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 Tuesday 14th March, 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.