BestStart Careers

Head Teacher

First Steps Ponsonby is situated on Richmond Road, just in front of Richmond Road Primary School in Grey Lynn – a short walk from Ponsonby Road, and only a few minutes drive from the Motorway.  First Steps Ponsonby has an excellent reputation in the local community.We are looking for someone  to be a part of our  close knit team, who can support  and lead us in providing quality education and care to our toddlers and preschool children.

Our ideal Head Teacher will display the following prerequisites:

- Have a sound knowledge and understanding of Te Whariki the NZ ECE curriculum including planning and assessment and self review.

-  Proven relationship building skills with children, staff and families.
-  Demonstrate good organisational and time management skills.
-  Collaborative team player and great role model.
-  Create a warm and welcoming environment for children and parents/whanau.
-  Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure if required.
-  Self-motivated, innovative, reflective and prepared to think beyond the boundaries.
-  Demonstrate good communication skills with both parents/families/whānau and the staff (Written and Oral).

Why choose First Steps who are part of the BestStart family? “BestStart is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our teachers and our children. Teaching quality is vital in achieving this goal and we want to employ and develop our people to meet this challenge.” As an employee you will receive top of the line learning and development opportunities along with Healthcare, Uniform, extra sick leave a generous wage and future career opportunities. To read more about who we are visit Who is BestStart? | BestStart Educare BestStart for high quality ECE, Child care, Preschool, Daycare, Kindergartens and Montessori throughout New Zealand.

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10 Aug 2017

Work Type:
Auckland - Central
First Steps Ponsonby
  • Head Teacher