ECE Teacher - AKA Laingholm Kindergarten
Auckland Kindergarten Association
5d ago

ECE Teacher - Laingholm Kindergarten

We are currently inviting applications from qualified ECE teachers who want to join our highly engaged and respected Laingholm Kindergarten teaching team.

The Organisation

Auckland Kindergarten Association has a long history in New Zealand in the Early Childhood Education sector, having been established in 1908 with the opening of our kindergarten at Freemans Bay.

We now have 107 kindergartens and four KiNZ centres, supported by our shared services staff at our office in Queen Street, forming our organisation, with a total of just under 1000 staff.

Ours is a bicultural environment, where the learning framework of Te Whāriki underpins all we do, and where the good of our tamariki (children) and their whānau (family) sits at the very heart of our organisation.

At AKA, we provide a safe and enriching early childhood learning environment where children can develop as confident and competent learners.

Our kindergartens offer quality Early Childhood Education (ECE) that is inclusive of the diversity of children, parents and whānau that attend.

Our Auckland-wide network of kindergartens are magical places where young Aucklanders get the very best start to prepare for school and beyond - building the foundations for a lifetime of learning.

The kindergarten

At Laingholm Kindergarten our programmes respond to the individual needs and goals of each child, in close consultation with parents and whānau, and nurturing them to meet those goals.

We also have a strong focus on the environment and sustainable practices.

Laingholm Kindergarten has strong relationships with the local community and school networks, fostering friendships and a smooth transition to school.

Ours is a multicultural community, and parents and whānau contribute to kindergarten life through sharing their cultures and customs.

Our teaching team are committed to celebrating cultural diversity within our kindergarten, where we promote bilingualism and celebrate our multicultural community through music and art.

Furthermore, early numeracy and literacy are fostered through socio-dramatic play and games.

Our teachers are dedicated to, and passionate about, early childhood education, and quality learning programmes are based on the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki.

The role

This permanent, full time role will commence on 19 January 2022.

The successful applicant will be a passionate and self-motivated team player who has a view of children as capable and confident learners.

You will work collaboratively with the teaching team to create a learning environment that provokes rich learning outcomes for all ākonga.

A deep commitment to bi-cultural practice and fostering children's culture, language and identity will be important to you.

You will have an interest in working in an Enviroschools Kindergarten and

sustainability is a key focus. Our programme values a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world through people teaching and learning together.

Family and community are an integral part of the experience here, and we encourage parents and whanau to be involved in every possible way.

Your sense of fun will be woven through all that you do and you will demonstrate a genuine commitment to support all ākonga to strengthen their learner identities.

This will require a strong focus on supporting each child's interest, passion and spirit. It will also include a sound understanding of the assessment framework, Learning Stories and the ability to document quality narrative assessment.

You will view yourself as a lifelong learner who engages in inquiry and is keen to be involved in professional learning opportunities.

Our ideal candidate will :

  • be a team player, enthusiastic and fun-loving
  • be someone who intrinsically understands our teaching philosophy of play-based learning
  • have demonstrable skills in relationship building
  • share our commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, informing and leading bicultural practice
  • have strong capability in planning, assessment and documentation
  • value the use of ICT as a teaching tool, utilising a range of available technological resources to extend children's learning and improve teaching practice
  • have a strong focus on inclusiveness, recognising and valuing the rich diversity of the tamariki, whānau and local community
  • enjoy working directly with our tamariki and love getting your hands dirty
  • be passionate about nature and committed to sustainability, which you naturally weave in to your teaching and learning experiences with children
  • If this sounds like you, you might be the person we're looking for, to join our fun and friendly team at our Laingholm Kindergarten

    We encourage anyone interested in applying to visit our Kindergarten (while observing the current regulations of Covid-19).

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