Head Teacher (BestStart Rototuna)

BestStart Educare

Step into a brand new leadership journey with us at BestStart Rototuna!

Nourish Our Nature – the fundamental concepts that capture who we are as a centre community and what we value in our place.
At BestStart Rototuna we recognise how our influence as teachers impacts on our children and whanau because of that we commit to building relationships, seeking knowledge and expertise of our learning community to work alongside each other.
We have permanent Head teacher position available - 40 hours per week.
We’re licenced for 50 tamariki. In our vibrant rooms our tamariki are empowered in their learning, through promoting independence enacting values such as manaakitanga (nurture and care) tuakana-teina where our older children empower our younger ones and create a sense of kotahitanga (working together). Our learning environment is spaced across three separate rooms and each have their own large outdoor which gives us plenty of space and freedom for exploration of the wider world. 
Our centre is tucked away down a cul-da-sac in Rototuna but is well known in our culturally diverse community through parent connections. We believe strongly in nurturing the individual nature of our children and whānau play an important part in centre life. We are committed to creating connections with our local area, our local schools to support transitions into the centre and beyond.  
Our experienced Centre Manager and Area Manager will support you to succeed in this role. You will enjoy coaching and mentoring the team in the day to day running of the classroom, enhancing our curriculum, and working with our Centre Manager with health and safety, enacting our policies and procedures. As a result, you will build great relationships with our centre families.
If you are looking to grow your career this is the centre for you, we will nourish your abilities! We have ongoing training and development opportunities within the region. BestStart has great benefits like subsidised healthcare insurance, childcare discounts, career advancement opportunities and more.  In addition, you will have access to your sick leave from DAY ONE!
To start off in the position, you’ll need:

  • A BEd/Dip Teaching Level 7 (ECE) + First Aid certified.         
  • Fully certificated teacher with current teacher registration   
  • An ability to create effective relationships with whanau and staff
  • An artistic and creative disposition to enrich our learning environment
  • To be an advocate for culturally responsive practice
If you would like to find out more phone Alisha on 021 178 7623 or apply now!