Van Assistant

  • Term Time only

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 the Van Service

Hutt City Kindergartens provides transport for families who do not have access to transport and whose children would not participate in Kindergarten education without transport support.

A child’s placement in the van is generally regarded as a temporary placement and is reviewed regularly as there is a high demand for use.

Our van is staffed by a ‘Driver’ and a ‘Driver Assistant’ There will be two adults in the van at all times children are being transported. No Child will be in the van for longer than one hour.

The position...

This service is being offered tamariki attending our Kindergartens in the Hutt Valley area. The role would be for a minimum of 10 hours per week, but currently has an average of 20 hours per week - term time only 40.8 weeks per year:

  • Approximately 2 hours in the morning (8.00am-10.00am ish)
  • Approximately 2 hours in the afternoon (1.00pm-3.00pm ish).
  • These hours may fluctuate as it depends on the need in our communities.

Key Tasks

  • Pick up and drop off children
  • Ensure the safety of children at all times
  • Collect children from their parents (front door) before session
  • Return children to parents (front door) after session
  • Be responsible for the wellbeing of children in the van
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with tamariki and whānau
  • Assist in preparing appropriate paperwork.

Applying for this role

If you are an energetic and versatile individual, that is also kind, caring and an outstanding communicator. Please complete our online application form including your CV and a covering letter detailing your relevant experience and why you would be a great fit for this role.

Covering letters are essential with every application.

Please note, you must:

  • Have a valid and clean New Zealand Drivers Licence
  • Hold a First Aid Certificate (Preferred).
  • Be legally entitled to work in New Zealand to apply for this position
  • The successful candidate will be subject to a clear NZ Police Vet.

Applications close on Sunday 7 November at 5pm.

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