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Company EduKids Taradale
Location Napier, Hawke's Bay
Pay & Benefits Attractive
Listed Thu 5 Apr, 11:07 am
Type Full time, Permanent
At EduKids Taradale we have a strong sense of fun where children are given time, space, and encouragement, to learn and grow. We believe in sustainability and the use of the natural environment to teach children respect and a love for learning.

‘The gift of nature, a love for learning, creating a sense of wonderment, in our backyard’

We are looking for a Head Teacher to work with our 3-5 year olds who can live into this vision and is passionate about it.

Our successful candidate will be working in partnership with the Centre Manager and 1 other Head Teacher to lead the centre.

You will be leading a team of 5, and will be someone who shows strong leadership skills, has a growth mindset, is motivated, innovative and committed to developing professionally. The successful candidate will have sound knowledge of current theory, Te Whariki and programme planning and assessment.

We strive for excellence which has been recognised by the Education Review Office, who placed our centre in the top 7% of Early Childhood Centres in NZ – Very Well Placed

We are a family focussed centre, with a real community feeling. We are looking for that magic person to support our tamariki in their learning, through providing a sense of well-being and belonging. You will be excited to be a part of providing children with a rich programme that ignites their curiosity and discoveries through fun, whanau involvement, and working with the natural world.

You will be nurturing, passionate about what you do, and have an eagerness to learn and grow. If you think this sounds like a dream job, don’t hesitate to apply as it won’t be around for long.

Our ideal candidate;

-Holds an ECE teaching qualification Bch/Dip (ECE) level 7 or above.

-Conversant with the NZ curriculum with specific skills in assessment practice.

-Motivated, great team player who can promote equal and respectful relationships with children, teachers, parents and whanau.

-Confident in recording children\'s learning using electronic portfolios. -Great written and verbal communication skills

-Flexible (start/finish times etc)

-Confident in delivering a bi-cultural curriculum -Understanding of ECE registration process

-Understanding of ECE registration process

As a BestStart employee, you will be supported through regular professional development related to your teaching practice and leadership skills. You will engage in regular one on one coaching sessions with your Centre Manager, Business Manager & Professional Services Manager to support you in your practices.

Your hard work and commitment to providing excellence in education and care will be rewarded with a competitive package which includes uniforms, health insurance and discounted childcare. To apply for this awesome leadership opportunity at Edukids Taradale, go to the BestStart Careers page and apply now. We look forward to receiving your application. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

We invite you to apply for this rare opportunity and welcome you to visit our centre, to arrange a time please contact Louise Ward on 06 8448837 or email

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.