We welcome applications from people seeking to work for us on a casual basis as either an unqualified teacher or combined administration assistant/unqualified teacher.


We maintain a pool of people who we can call on when we require relievers to work in place of our unqualified teachers. These positions are usually only of a few hours duration over the middle of the day as our unqualified teachers provide cover for other staff during lunch breaks.

We currently can only consider applications from people who meet the following criteria:

  • Can work a minimum of 3 hours during the day, generally between 10.30am and 2.00pm

  • Are available for at least 3 days per week.

  • Are available for work in at least one geographical area within the Association (either North, Central or South areas) and are not limited to work in specific kindergartens only

  • Are studying towards a recognised early childhood teaching qualification or have other relevant experience in early childhood settings

  • Have a drivers licence and your own transport

In addition, the following criteria are desirable and will increase the range of suitable work available:

  • You are able to work across a wide geographical area within the Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association

  • You are available to work longer hour days in kindergartens if required, with start and finish times between 8.30am – 3.00pm

  • You can work up to 5 days a week

  • You can also work in our two Early Learning Centres based in Manurewa, which operate full-day care and education programmes for children aged 6 months-5 years.

  • You can work during term break times at the Early Learning Centres.

If you feel you meet the above requirements, contact vacancies@cmka.org.nz to request an application pack.  


Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association, providing quality educational experiences and environments for children since 1952. Our 23 kindergartens and 6 ELCM centres are 100% kiwi owned and operated and are not-for-profit.