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ECE Infants & Toddler Teacher

  • ECE Teaching (Infants &Toddler) Opportunity at EduKids Taradale BestStart - The Employer of Choice in NZ ECE

 You will be working with a small team of teachers who love to inspire and delight young children in their learning journey.

 At EduKids Taradale we have a strong sense of fun where children are given time, space, and encouragement, to learn and grow. We are also lucky to have a very large outdoor environment with plenty of natural free play space, climbing equipment and sandpit areas for the children.

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 youngest 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 Bed/Dip (ECE) level 7 or above.

  • Is 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. 
  • Good understanding of individual programme planning.
  • Good understanding of internal evaluation.
  • 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 
  • Have a passion for a natural environment and sustainability.

As a BestStart employee, your hard work and commitment to providing excellence in education and care will be rewarded with a competitive salary package which includes health insurance and discounted childcare.

We support employees with their ongoing career aspirations, providing induction and mentoring programmes as well as professional learning and development.

We invite you to apply for this rare opportunity or if you'd like to know more or even arrange a visit to the centre to check it out, please contact Jane Ransfield on 021 623337 or email:



11 Feb 2018

Work Type:
Hawke's Bay
EduKids Taradale
  • Teacher