Qualified Teacher (BestStart Puketaha)
Who we are :
At BestStart, we’re passionate about making a positive difference in children’s lives. We aspire to grow curious, confident and caring children.
Together we teach, learn and nurture.
We have grown into New Zealand’s largest provider of early childhood education and we remain committed to being a progressive and responsive leader by continuing to invest in our people.
Our vision is to work in partnership with families, whanau and communities to enable children to achieve their learning potential.
Where Life Grows" is the vision of BestStart Puketaha. We are a rural centre who pride ourselves in utilising our environment within our daily activities and planning.
Our vision incorporates our children, whaanau, kaiako, animals, and environment, all growing together to create a fun and learning filled experience.
We are separated into 3 rooms, nursery, toddlers and preschool with a range of qualified and unqualified teachers, an administrator cook and Centre Manager.
No matter the weather, our friends at Puketaha are exploring their surroundings. Encouraged to get their hands dirty, take risks and explore.
Here at Puketaha we climb fences, we wade through long grass in the paddocks, and throw leaves in the autumn. We collect natures treasures among the trees, no walls to our classrooms.
Even in winter, its gumboots, overalls and jackets. Our friends get given responsibility as kaitiaki they care for the land, and the animals, enabling children to develop empathy and sense of responsibility.
Collecting eggs, feeding and watering the animals as well as cultivating the vegetable gardens bringing produce back inside for our community marketplace, or straight to the kitchen where our cook can utilise within our menu.
We encourage independence and leadership while striving to create an environment that is nurturing and educational. We provide children with opportunities to grow and develop their knowledge, understanding and problem-solving skills.
This is a full time, permanent position and we would love to hear from you!
Why work for BestStart?
We’re big on growing our people! Our professional development is second to none and we have amazing career pathways that can help you reach your goals!
We offer a great benefits package to our people which includes discounted childcare, subsidised health insurance, a BestStart uniform, and immediate access to your sick leave!
BestStart is not just a place to work Joining BestStart means joining a whānau. It is a place where innovation thrives and where we celebrate the wins big and small! Bring your unique self to work.
It doesn’t matter who you are, if you’re passionate about making a difference, you belong here.