Waiwhetu Kindergarten - Part Time Teacher

  • Part time - 20 hours a week 
  • 5 days per week - essential hours are 11.30am – 1.30pm Monday – Friday, the remaining hours are negotiable. 
  • Permanent Part Time

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 Waiwhetu Kindergarten

At Waiwhetu Kindergarten we play, learn and teach outside in all weathers because we believe that the weather and seasons provide rich learning opportunities.

We have a forest where children can explore in a natural setting and take responsibility for caring for our chickens. Our large sandpit is always a hub of activity, and outdoor area allows children to develop their physical skills and gain confidence.

Our spacious indoor area provides a wide variety of opportunities for the children to learn through play. Experiences children can choose from include creating art, constructing, engaging in role play and using books, puzzles and games. Our dedicated teachers work collaboratively with the children and develop learning programmes based on children's interests. This empowers children to take responsibility for their own learning.

Nurturing and growing relationships is at the heart of everything we do at Waiwhetu.

​The position

Due recent government announcements of increased funding and HCK's strategic plan of staffing our kindergartens with 100% qualified and registered teachers. Waiwhetu Kindergarten are looking for an energetic and dedicated teacher to join the team.

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)
  • Full/provisional certification
  • Current First Aid certificate

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

Applications close Sunday 20 September, 5pm - however, applications maybe reviewed before this date.

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