Early Learning Counties Manukau (ELCM) Park Estate – Infants & Toddlers Teacher

Job Code Reference:   ELCMTPE402

Are you brimming with energy, passion and creativity? Are you a fully registered ECE Qualified Teacher and looking to continue your journey in the field of Early Childhood Education? Join our fun-loving team at ELCM Park Estate!

We see ourselves as a home away from home in the heart of Rosehill, Papakura.  We believe children have the right to a beautiful environment, a sense of belonging and that they feel safe away from home.  We value our community and whānau and hold importance in our children being immersed in and demonstrating whanaungatanga, manaakitanga, ukaipotanga and tuakana teina relationships so this is an integral part of our everyday environment.

We are seeking a dedicated, caring, passionate teacher who has a love of working with infants and toddlers. You will need to have a calm, patient and centred personality with a thoughtful approach to nurturing and guiding children up to the age of two.  The philosophies of RIE and Pikler underpin our practice which is reflected within our centre way of being.  You will need to be attuned to follow the rhythms of infants and toddlers, which is demonstrated through respectful practice, acknowledging them as capable and competent and giving them time to develop at their own pace in an unhurried manner.  You will preferably have a wealth of experience working with our youngest tamariki.

Key Skills & Experience:

  • Hold a NZ ECE teacher qualification (level 7) and be provisionally or fully registered as an ECE teacher in New Zealand
  • Ability to teach children in a positive, nurturing way
  • Must be passionate, caring, and committed to education and care
  • Experience in an inspired Reggio centre would be advantageous
  • Above all, have fun while working alongside a fabulous team and group of children!

We offer:

  • A brand new, purpose-built centre nestled in large grounds with beautiful natural spaces. We are currently licenced for 50 children.
  • An experienced team, ready to welcome new members to our growing centre.
  • A range of professional learning opportunities and great professional support
  • Support for provisionally certificated teachers, through an in-depth mentoring programme

If this sounds like you and you hold a New Zealand Diploma or Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Level 7, and hold either a provisional or are fully certificated, we want to hear from you.

Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the Early Learning Centre in Park Estate. Please contact the Centre Manager on (09) 298 3081 to arrange a suitable time for a visit.

Generous employment terms and conditions, as well as quality professional development opportunities are offered.

Start Date:                   ASAP

Hours of Work:         Monday – Friday (8 hours per day) between the hours of 7.30am – 5.30pm

Applications Close:  4.00pm Wednesday 15th February 2023

Qualified Teacher Applicants require a Level 7 Diploma or Bachelor of Teaching ECE, current first aid certificate and current New Zealand teacher registration practising certificate. 

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

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