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Company YMCA Central
Location Wanganui, Manawatu / Wanganui
Listed Tue 5 Mar, 9:58 am
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference WN39442
Full time- 40 hours, permanent

An exciting opportunity has become available for a full-time, qualified and passionate Room Leader to join our teaching team, at Y Kids Early Learning. You will be leading four fabulous kaiako.

Y Kids Early Learning is the cornerstone of a strong, caring and safe community, helping to build strong children, strong families and strong communities for enjoyment of life. We recognise the importance of the early years for learning through relationships between tamariki, whanau, kaiako and the community. We are committed to nurturing growth in connected and purposeful ways. We believe a passion for learning and teaching is enhanced through being culturally responsive, inclusive and taking responsibility to seek the horizon and grow new opportunities with groups and individuals. Our natural environment and sustainable approach inspires play and activates the mind, body and spirit.

We are looking for an experienced and motivated Room Leader who has knowledge of respectful practice and is able to implement this confidently, providing exceptional quality care for our tamariki. Being Pikler and Gerber inspired, we would ideally love someone who also has an understanding of this philosophy and guiding principles. Strong leadership qualities are a must and you will be leading a fabulous team of teachers in the over 2’s. The ability to successfully lead a team, while encouraging and inspiring them to be the best they can be through a growth mindset and knowledge of pedagogical practices.

Must have experience in
  • The delivery of the curriculum and being able to successfully implement planning and assessment.
  • Being a team leader.
  • Being ever changing and growing with the team.
  • Reflection of different ways to practice.
  • Successful teaching strategies.
  • Mentoring staff through their teacher registration.
  • Effective communication with staff, tamariki, whanau and management.
  • Using initiative and taking the lead.
  • Flexible.
  • Knowledge of online portfolios.
  • The ability to motivate and Inspire others.
  • Connecting through the heart.
  • Encouraging positive team culture.
  • Commitment to centre and personal philosophy.

As a valued team member of the YMCA Central we are looking for someone that fits our core values of:
  • Respect.
  • Responsibility.
  • Honesty.
  • Caring.
  • Enjoyment of life.

A competitive remuneration, flexible work conditions, discounted childcare, support with professional growth and Christmas holiday close down are just some of the benefits of working for YMCA Central. If you are passionate about early childhood education, love to have fun, and are seeking a new opportunity to inspire tamariki and create learning opportunities for our amazing tamariki, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, or to request a copy of the full position description, please send your CV with a cover letter to: Sherylee Spencer -